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5 Most hyped players who failed in international cricket

These players promised a lot but are yet to shine at the international level.

Fakhar Zaman (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Certain players have loads of talent in them courtesy of which they are always in limelight. Naturally, their chances of making it to the national team early are more. Not that they don’t work hard. It is their dedication which bring them into the limelight and their performances in the domestic circuit and nowadays, in the T20 leagues, increase the pressure on the selectors to pick them in the team at the international level.

However, when such players walk into the middle at the highest level, they fail to cope up with the pressure and demands of it. Rather they get confused and sometimes fear for their position in the team. In simple words, they don’t play their natural game. May it be the batsmen or the bowlers, the story is the same. And eventually, they run out of chances and are dropped without doing almost anything when they were backed to shine.

Here we bring you 5 most hyped player in international cricket:

1. Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram
Aiden Markram. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Aiden Markram burst into the international scene as the precociously talented and the next big thing in South Africa cricket. He is the first captain in the country to win the World Cup at any level and Markram led his team to the glory in the 2014 U19 World Cup. Leading from the front, he was also the highest run-scorer of the team.

Under Mark Boucher’s guidance, he excelled soon after that and averaged over 50 in both First class and List-A competitions. And a decent show for South Africa A in England led to him getting picked for the national side in 2017. However, since making his international debut, Markram hasn’t consistently stamped his authority like he used to do at the domestic level.

He also played a couple of bright knocks against India in the Test series with even Virat Kohli praising his abilities. Moreover, CSA also named him the ODI skipper in 2018 series against India. But Markram couldn’t make the most of the opportunities and faith showed in him.

He is yet to play an ODI since the World Cup last year and has featured only in a couple of T20Is in his career, the last of which he played exactly an year ago in March. He averages close to 28 in ODIs after playing 26 matches while he was part of the Test squad for home series against England before injury sidelined him. With Pieter Malan shining in limited chances at the top, it seems, for now, that Markram won’t be returning to international cricket soon.

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