India, April 15 -- The logic behind the two most contentious selections of the day haven't been convincing but Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar it is for this World Cup.

If experience and skill was the yardstick in picking Karthik over Rishabh Pant, Shankar's inclusion should have another.

Chief selector MSK Prasad said at the press conference, preceded by a very brief selection meeting, that Karthik's better keeping helped him pip Pant to the second wicket-keeper's slot. This could be a direct fallout of Pant's shoddy keeping in India's last ODI series, against Australia, where Karthik had been dropped and MS Dhoni had withdrawn from the last two ODIs. Pant missed two stumping chances off Yuzvendra Chahal in the 44th over and India los...