ZIM vs IND: 3 unlucky Indian players to miss out from the ODI squad

ZIM vs IND: 3 unlucky Indian players to miss out from the ODI squad

India will be touring Zimbabwe for three ODIs starting August 18.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

India will be touring Zimbabwe for three One Day Internationals next month. The games will be played on August 18th, 20th, and, 22nd at the Harare Sports Club. Shikhar Dhawan would be leading the Men in Blue, with Rohit Sharma being rested for this series as a part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s workload management. Apart from Rohit, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah have also been rested for this series.

While some of the consistent performers, as well as emerging talents, have got yet another opportunity to prove their mettle in the absence of key players, there have been some names to have missed out on their flight to Zimbabwe in a rather unfortunate manner. Luck did not smile at a few players despite performing consistently, while one of them did not get ample opportunities despite starting his international career on a high note.

Without further ado, here’s a look at three of those names.

3. Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh (Photo Source: Twitter)

Arshdeep Singh earned a well-deserved India call-up riding on his consistent performances in the last two editions of the IPL, where he was phenomenal in the death overs. Meanwhile, Arshdeep is also known for his ability to bowl well-disguised yorkers and maintain a good economy rate as well.

While Arshdeep was included in the Indian squad for the home T20I series against South Africa followed by an away series against Ireland, he had to warm the bench but made the most of his opportunities when he was handed over his maiden India cap during the first T20I against England at Southampton earlier this month where he finished with impressive figures of 2/18 from his 3.3 overs at an economy of 5.1 including a maiden.

However, the promising pacer was not given chances on a consistent basis thereafter and was also benched in the just-concluded three ODI series against the West Indies. He was finally given a chance in the first T20I where he finished with figures of 2/24. Now, Arshdeep Singh does not find a mention in the Indian squad for the Zimbabwe ODI series.

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