5 Active Indian cricketers whose T20I career is all but over

5 Active Indian cricketers whose T20I career is all but over

These players haven't announced their retirement yet but are under-performing.

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In the last few years, India has emerged as the top cricketing nation of the world. The Indian side has proven itself in each and every format of the game. One of the major reasons behind the success of the team has been the domestic structure of Indian cricket. The nation produces a bunch of quality players every year courtesy of tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, and IPL.

While these tourneys provide a massive advantage to the Indian selectors as there is a healthy competition prevailing in the team however, this competition also has a negative impact on the careers of the under-performing stars. The competitiveness in the Indian team can be known by seeing the fact players like Mayank Markande and Siddarth Kaul had made their T20I debut in the last 18 months, but right now, they are not even in the squad.

Apart from these upcoming stars, there are also a few veterans who have not announced their retirement formally but, it seems like they may never play another T20I for India in their careers.

Here’s a list of 5 active Indian cricketers whose T20I career is all but over

1. Suresh Raina

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Suresh Raina. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

One of the most experienced T20I players of the country, Suresh Raina was a part of the Indian playing XI which played its first T20I against South Africa in 2006. He was a regular fixture in the T20I team for the next 10 years.

However, his inability to tackle the short-pitched deliveries led to his exit from the team. Raina has played 78 T20Is for India where he has aggregated 1,605 runs at an average of 29.18.

Though he has been playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, the left-handed batsman has not played a T20I for India since July 2018. Given that the age factor is not in his favor, Raina may never be able to come back to the Indian T20I team.