5 Indian players who might already have played their last international game

5 Indian players who might already have played their last international game

Only a few players take full toll of the chances given to him and make it big on the international stage.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina received the man of the match award. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There is no dearth of cricketing talent in India. Cricket flows in the very veins of this country. The craze for the game has just increased as time has progressed, helping India become one of the most competitive teams in the world.

But there’s a problem too. Too much to choose from often leads to overlooking of some players. In the biggest cricket playing nation, there is no exception. The ‘good ones’ are left behind for the ‘very good ones’ and they are left behind for the ‘great ones’.

Some players often take full toll of the chances given to him and make it big on the international stage. Some, on the other hand, fail to do so and are often axed from the team.

Here’s a list of 5 Indian players who might already have played their last international game:

1. Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kedar Jadhav is one of those batsmen who was never really used to his full potential. A few games here and there meant that he was never a permanent member in the squad as well. Having made his debut under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in November 2014, he has only played 73 ODI matches and 9 T20I matches.

In the 52 innings he has batted in, his best performance came versus England in Pune in 2017 when he scored 120 runs and partnered with Virat Kohli in a memorable Indian win. For the most part of his scattered career, he got opportunities down the order and that didn’t help his cause. Although his strike rate of 101.61 is quite good, the average of 42.09 is boosted by the ‘not outs’.

At times, he was more in the Indian team for his bowling than his batting. With his slingy action and low release point, he has deceived many good batsmen. His wicket tally of 27 includes the like of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahman and Kane Williamson. But that ‘golden arm’ has slowly faded away.

The opposition teams are now picking him up and playing accordingly. Kedar Jadhav, soon to turn 35, played his last match in January and seeing the current resources at India’s disposal, that might well have been his last international match.