5 Indian cricketers who went off the radar in ODI cricket in recent times
Many players in the recent past have lost their place in the ODI squad despite noteworthy performances.
Updated - Dec 14, 2020 11:33 am
India has always been one of the best ODI teams in the history of cricket. Making an ODI debut for India is regarded as an achievement even in today’s day and age. There have been many great players to have played this format of the game for India.
While some players manage to find a place in the national squad, others fail to make the cut. Although the fight doesn’t end here for those who get selected, as retaining your place in the squad is an entirely different struggle. There is a lot of competition to get into Team India’s squad, in the first.
Many players in the recent past have lost their place in the ODI squad despite noteworthy performances. Many players have been dropped from the ODI team despite having more than modest numbers. Today we shall be taking a look at 5 Indian cricketers who went off the radar in ODI cricket in recent times
1) Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar‘s career started like the protagonist of a Bollywood movie. From being called as a replacement to becoming a permanent player only to get dropped, Shankar has seen it all. It is safe to say that Shankar had the potential to become a regular face in the Indian ODI team but failed to do so.
Shankar made his ODI debut against Australia in 2019 and instantly made a mark. In just his second series, he scored a valuable 40 and took the vital wicket of Marcus Stoinis in the final over to win the match for his team. He was even selected in the 2019 CWC squad out of nowhere.
The then selector of India, MSK Prasad said that he was a “Three Dimensional Player” and thus was selected in the squad resulted in positive and negative views from cricket pundits. However post that, he was never selected to play for India again. It is really sad to see that a talented all-rounder like Shankar from being India’s number 4 batsman to being another player who went off the radar in ODI cricket in recent times.