5 IPL stars who should have represented India in T20Is but never got a chance

5 IPL stars who should have represented India in T20Is but never got a chance

Nowadays, IPL is the doorstep to international cricket but these Indian cricketers are yet to punch their T20I ticket even after playing multiple seasons.

Shahbaz Nadeem
Shahbaz Nadeem. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When IPL started its journey in 2008, nobody imagined that it will become the pipeline for the future generation of Indian cricket. Slowly it has transformed into an exhibition where every country can reap the rewards by projecting their new ideas, talented youngsters. Even veterans can sharpen their skills. Now it is the best platform for the players to showcase their T20 skills.

However, the ultimate goal is to produce quality T20 goods for the Indian team. So far it has stayed true to its model as the Men in Blue has got many future stars from the league. Most of them have become established stars of the national set-up. Surprisingly some Indian players have not received their T20I cap even after playing a handful of games. Though they have performed well they have not been preferred by selectors.

Here is the list of 5 IPL stars who should have represented India in T20Is but never got a chance

1) Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav in action. (Photo by IANS)

In the last decade or so the country has witnessed various batting talents entertain the cricketing fraternity. All of them have scored truckloads of runs in the domestic circuit. They are also capable of playing in different conditions but very of them can play varied roles according to the needs of the team.

One such player is Suryakumr Yadav who has been an integral part of the Mumbai team in the domestic circuit. He has also been a valuable player for a couple of IPL franchises. Particularly he has piled on more than 400 runs in each of the last two seasons while playing for Mumbai Indians. Before that, he also found decent success with the Kolkata team. Still, he is yet to receive a national call-up.

The Mumbaikar has the required skill set to score freely against fast-bowlers and as well as spinners. He can also play unorthodox shots with ease. Above all, he is a level-headed cricketer who can bat at different positions in the playing XI. Looking at these qualities it is surprising that the right-hander has not crossed the minds of Indian selectors. He would have been a good option for India ‘s middle problems in white-ball cricket.