4 Indian discard players who are shining in IPL10
Such players have shown that they are still capable of performing at the big stage
Published - May 1, 2017 12:41 am | Updated - May 1, 2017 12:43 am
The 10th edition of IPL has featured some excellent cricket so far. It has witnessed several new players both Indian and overseas emerging onto the scene. Over the years, it has been a breeding ground for numerous youngsters who have gone on to represent their national sides. But it is not limited to just the new players, it is also an opportunity for such players who have been kept out of their national sides to prove their mettle once more.
India has had a rich history of producing tremendous batting talents and because there are just so many, once they are picked in the national side, they need to be extremely consistent to retain their places in the squad. This year, there was focus on several such Indian players who have been out of the Indian side and a few of them have stood out and shown the selectors that they are not done yet.
Let’s have a look at the Indian discard players who have done well in IPL10 so far.
#4 Suresh Raina
The left-hander has been the most consistent batsmen in IPL history and has amassed runs in every single edition of IPL. He was the backbone of the Chennai Super Kings batting line-up and won so many matches for them single-handedly. But his international form hasn’t been that great and a string of failures led to his exclusion from the Indian ODI and T20 squads.
But this season, he has sent a reminder to the selectors that he is still capable of competing at the biggest stage. The skipper of Gujarat Lions has accounted for 310 runs in 9 matches so far. His average is an astonishing 51.67 and the strike of 140.27 is also great. He has scored 2 half-centuries so far and is the current leading run-getter for his side.
Raina is also amongst the top 10 run scorers in the league so far and is well in the race of the Orange Cap. The performances have come at just the right time when the Indian team is about to be picked for the ICC Champions Trophy. If all goes well for the 30-year-old, we might see him once again donning the Indian colors.