Faction in Team India, players unhappy with Shastri-Arun combo

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It has just been couple of days since India’s exit from the ongoing Cricket World Cup after a narrow loss against the Kiwis at Old Trafford and a report of a possible rift in the dressing room has been reported. According to a report in a leading daily, it states that there are two factions in the team one which supports the Indian Captain Virat Kohli and the other which owes allegiance to his deputy Rohit Sharma, but there is no division in the team.

The report also states that the players in the ‘Virat Company’ or the players who are consistently performing will get a chance to play in the team. Quoting a member in the team there is a strong bias towards K.L Rahul, who is backed by the team management even if he doesn’t perform.

The report further quotes that Ambati Rayudu wasn’t picked in the team because he was not in the good books of the captain. The reports also says that the team is unhappy with Head Coach Ravi Shastri and Bowling Coach Bharat Arun and many of the players want to see them go.

Ravi Shastri was appointed as the coach of the team after Anil Kumble had decided to step down as the Head Coach after the loss in the champions trophy final against Pakistan in 2017. Kumble in a social media post had revealed that his exit was due to his bad relationship with captain, who backed Ravi Shastri for a second stint in charge of the team.

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