5 current players who deserve a better team
These cricketers haven't been utilised in the best possible way.
Published - Sep 9, 2019 6:52 am | Updated - Oct 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Kusal Mendis. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Cricket is a team sport and individuals alone can’t help. While a few individual performances might help you win games of cricket, it is never a good idea to bank on one or two players in the long run. Yet, there are quite a few teams at the moment that are being taken forward all alone by a few individuals. While some of them have managed to be successful, it isn’t always the case.
Even though a few players have been putting their best foot forward, they have lacked the support from others more often than not. Thus, in a way, it can be concluded that they are possibly in the wrong place and can be much more useful elsewhere. There are many cricketers who surely deserve to be in a better team than in the team they are in at the moment.
Here are five of those players who deserve a better team:
1. Ryan ten Doeschate | The Netherlands
Had he played for any other big international team, Ryan ten Doeschate would have made a big name for himself without a doubt. The Port Elizabeth-born is a highly talented cricketer but has had his opportunities limited. He featured in 33 ODIs for the Netherlands and scored 1541 runs at an average of 67.
Even though he might have played against some of the smaller teams, his average is still better than many other modern-day cricketers. Moreover, he proved his potential when he played in the World Cup 2011. Back then, he notched up a fabulous hundred against the quality England side which was a testimony of his talent.
Not only that. Ryan ten Doeschate is also a high-quality medium pacer and hits good speeds. Since he is a competent fielder as well, any team would love to have him. The 39-year-old might have missed out on proving his talent on a big scale due to the lack of chances.