5 cricketers who were lucky to play international cricket

5 cricketers who were lucky to play international cricket

They failed to utilise those opportunities wisely.

Peter Fulton
Peter Fulton. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

History of cricket has often witnessed the journey of many one match wonders. These cricketers performed brilliantly in one single occasion and then never really could produce significant consistent showings in the future. You may call them destiny’s favourites but they proved their worth in the domestic stages to be called for the respective international sides.

Some tried just once and some kept on trying to reestablish till the last chance given. While a lot of them made use of the chances a lot later, many got dropped eventually after flattering to deceive. Here we are listing 5 such players from 5 different countries who were given numerous chances to make it bigger but they failed to utilise those opportunities wisely.

Stuart Binny- India

Stuart Binny
Stuart Binny. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Stuart Binny was considered to be a genuine all-rounder when he was picked by the selectors for Indian cricket team. But apart from a couple of good performances, this Karnataka all-rounder never really produced anything significant in the international stage. In his 23 international games, he has scored around 450 runs and picked up 24 wickets. But Binny’s inclusion cannot be termed as the result of nepotism because in those few appearances he recorded the best ODI bowling figure for India.

He took 6 wickets for just 4 runs in 2014 against Bangladesh. He was a surprise inclusion for the Test series in England in 2014 but couldn’t prove himself. In 2016, in a T20 match against Windies, Evin Lewis hit him for 5 sixes in a row which kind of ended his limited-overs international career as well.