11 Indians who played only one T20I in their international career
Some legendary names in the list.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 6:58 pm
The popularity of T20 cricket has reached at the next level because of the fast-paced game and the glamorous avatar of the sport. With IPL’s rise, the Indian Cricket Team has gotten a plethora of resources in all the departments. Such has been the abundance of talent that whenever a player under-performs in a T20I match, the fans appeal to include the upcoming player in the team.
The selectors have tried to use the resources to the fullest however, the repeated changes have led to the downfall of the Indian T20I team. There is a reason the team could not repeat its ODI and Test success in the shortest form of the game and that is the continuous changes in the team. The players are axed from the team even if they perform below-par in just two or three games.
This ideology has shortened the careers of multiple Indian players and till date, there have been 11 Indian players who could play only one T20 international in their entire career.
Here’s a list featuring the Indians who played only one T20I
The Chandigarh-born Indian veteran, Dinesh Mongia was one of the eleven players who represented India in its maiden T20I match against South Africa. Mongia, who had played 57 ODIs in his career, came out to bat at number 3 for India in that match. Chasing a modest target of 127, Mongia took the team’s score near the target by playing a knock of 38 runs.
He lasted for 45 deliveries in the middle before losing his wicket to Robin Peterson. The left-handed batsman was ignored for the 2007 T20 World Cup and he never featured in the IPL as well hence, he ended his T20I career after playing just one match.