Sheldon Jackson has been pretty vocal about his non-selection in the Indian team or even the India A team off late and even questioned the selectors saying that their selection criteria which might be based on age, was detrimental to many players who were deserving, but on the wrong side of 30.
Jackson has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit, scoring over 800 runs in the last two Ranji Trophy seasons. He has 5,634 runs in 76 First-Class matches at an average of 49.22. With the majority of first-choice Indian players on the tour of England, 34-year-old Jackson had high hopes of getting his maiden India call-up.
He had also scored 242 runs in 5 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy recently for Puducherry with one century and one half-century at a strike-rate of 155.12. Hence Sheldon Jackson can call himself unlucky for not being on the flight to Sri Lanka.