5 Indian players who always play for second-string side but rarely make it to senior team
With the injection of these youngsters into the team, it was difficult for others to make enough impact to get into the Playing XI.
Published - Mar 17, 2020 11:09 am | Updated - Mar 17, 2020 11:09 am
2. Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey is one of the most talented youngsters India have in the domestic circuit. However, one would say that he has always been an unlucky bloke because he rarely made it to the Indian senior team. Despite being immensely talented, the Karnataka boy was never consistently given a chance to showcase what he is capable of. He is undoubtedly one of the most consistent batsmen in the domestic circuit.
Pandey first played for the Indian team back in 2015, against Zimbabwe where he played only one match and scored 71 runs. He, however, came into limelight for a while against Australia in Australia, where he scored a brilliant century against them and helped India avoid a whitewash. After that knock, Manish Pandey never really got regular chances in the playing XI and eventually lost his way. Recently, he made a comeback to India’s T20 team against New Zealand, where he performed well.
Manish Pandey was never the first choice for India. He was called into the squad to solve India’s Number 4 problems, but he was not the answer to the problem. Because of that, he did not get the world cup call. In List-A cricket, Manish Pandey has played 161 matches and has scored over 5000 runs at an average of 45. In the time period, he scored 10 centuries and 33 half-centuries.