India tour to West Indies : Selectors may ignore likes of Dinesh Karthik & Kedar Jadhav

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....

India played well to reach the semi-finals of the just-concluded World Cup. But going by the pre-tournament billing, Virat Kohlis boys fell short of expectations and as a result, quite a few players have come under the scanner and the tour of West Indies gives the selectors a chance to try out some fresh faces.

IANS takes a look at the players who in all likelihood would not get another chance to represent the Men in Blue any time soon:

Dinesh Karthik

His selection raised quite a few eyebrows as many felt young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant deserved a place in the 15-men contingent. Pant, was, however, called up during the tournament as replacement to injured Shikhar Dhawan while 34-year old Karthik, who has spent most of career in the shadow of M.S. Dhoni, warmed the benches for most of the group matches.

In the two innings Karthik played, he returned with scores of 8 and 6. In the semi-final against New Zealand, Karthik had a golden opportunity to play the innings of his life but he was found wanting against the moving ball.

Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav also had a forgettable World Cup where his slow batting against England copped a lot of stick from fans and experts. Jadhav batted as low as No.7 in the games he played but in those limited opportunities he got, the diminutive right-hander did precious little. His bowling too did not come into play as Ravindra Jadeja was later preferred to him and did well too.

Vijay Shankar

He was asked to bat at the highly talked about No 4 spot after Dhawan got injured and K.L. Rahul had to open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Shankar got starts and against Pakistan bagged a first-ball wicket too. Skipper Kohli backed him at media conferences but in the end Pant was picked over him as he got injured and was subsequently ruled out.

While Shankar is still only starting his career as a India all-rounder, the Tamil Nadu player could find it difficult to break into the next 50-over World Cup team with India looking as Hardik Pandya as the main all-rounder in the team.

Kuldeep Yadav

The chinaman bowler bowled a classic to castle Babar Azam during India’s game against Pakistan in the World Cup. But that was perhaps Kuldeep’s only memorable contribution as Yuzvendra Chahal was preferred over him. Kuldeep had a dismal IPL too and he is slowly becoming predictable which is a bane for his ilk of bowlers. It’s still early to say whether he would be part of India’s World Cup plans in 2023, but things are not looking too bright at present. He will need to spend quality hours at the nets and follow it up with performances in the domestic circuit if he wishes to make a return to the national set-up soon.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Dr. Harsh Vardhan shares progress-card of Ayushman Bharat; says hospitals involved in fraudulent acts would be “named and shamed”

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the government would come down...

Delhi High court transfers 2G case to special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar

In a new development to the 2G case, Delhi High Court has transferred the 2G case to the court of special judge Ajay Kumar...

Aam Aadmi Party to launch “Dalit outreach” program ahead of Delhi polls; targets to visit 5,500 Dalit Bastis

In a bid to win the heart of Delhi-voters, Aam Aadmi Party has come out with its new program. This time, the party is...

Amid Middle East tensions, Mike Pompeo embarks on 2-day visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE post oil attacks

Washington DC, Sep 18: Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has on Tuesday embarked on an official two-day visit to the Middle East in...

Ileana D’Cruz looks Sensational in THIS recent Exotic Avatar

Ileana D'Cruz is one of the most sensual and popular Actress in movie industry. She prominently works in the Telugu and Hindi film industry....
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This