The selectors seem to have put their faith in Binny and his bowling abilities where conditions are favourable for pace and swing in Australia and New Zealand. However, his father Roger Binny, World Cup winner in 1983, part of the BCCI selection panel, many have questioned his spot in the side.
While some expressed delight over Stuart's selection, he also became the butt of jokes - especially on twitter.
Immediately after the inclusion of Stuart in the 15-man squad, fans from all over India expressed their anger on the social networking platforms and Stuart Binny was still trending on twitter.
Stuart, who made his ODI debut last January in New Zealand, including his stunning figures of 6 for 4 in 4.4 overs against Bangladesh in June are the best figures by an Indian in ODI cricket.
Here are some of the reactions on twitter over Stuart Binny's inclusion.
Stuart Binny should have been tested better. I don't like the idea of he being on the squad for the world Cup.— Ravi Kiran Srivatsav (@vattsy) January 7, 2015
@BCCI why 2011 world cup winner neglected.. & Stuart binny with God father is in team— Kiran Padol (@Kiran_7004) January 7, 2015
Rohit Sharma just added Stuart Binny to his Whatsapp group.— Shivam (@popgunner) January 7, 2015
Meanwhile, somewhere in Bangalore, Stuart binny singing 'my daddy strongest!!'— Kritika Malhotra (@KritikalCase) January 7, 2015
Stuart BinnyBatting average 13Bowling average 13yup, he's an all rounder— Raghav Chopra (@AarSee) January 7, 2015
Stuart Binny is nothing but a powerful indian living other man's lifetime dream.!!— Razik Buhari (@razikbuhari) January 7, 2015
Stuart Binny gets his place in the team. Yuvraj Singh gets his place in history. #WorldCupSquad— Ulta Chashma (@LoveLoLaughter) January 7, 2015
Stuart Binny should also demand Padma vibhushan for his selection in WC squad😃😊#INDvsAUS— Atul Modani CA (@atulmodani) January 7, 2015