The Indian selectors recently announced the squad for India’s tour of Australia for all three formats which is to be played later this year in Australia. There were surprise inclusions as well as exclusions in all three formats as we some of the most deserving players earned a call up to the national side. It was expected that Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, both would miss the entire tour owing to injuries they sustained during the Indian Premier League in the UAE.
Talking about the limited-overs squads, Rohit Sharma; the limited-overs vice-captain was nowhere to be seen in any of the lists. The Mumbai batsman has missed the last two IPL games for Mumbai Indians as Kieron Pollard took charge as captain. It is said that Rohit Sharma is struggling through a hamstring injury but as of now there is no clarity over his injury. As a result, in Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul has been named vice-captain of both ODI and T20I sides.
Rishabh Pant, who was the immediate successor to MS Dhoni as touted by many has failed to find a place in the limited-overs side as KL Rahul has been picked as the preferred wicket-keeper over Rishabh Pant. For the openers slot Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill have been picked as in the absence of Rohit Sharma they would need a buffer opening batsmen.
In T20 side, particular mention has to be Varun Chakravarthy; the mystery spinner has been picked after a strong IPL season for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He will compliment Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Ravindra Jadeja.
But in between all the discussion, there were a few players who were extremely unlucky to miss out in both T20 and ODI squads. These players have been having a sublime IPL season as well as have been performing in the domestic cricket. Which is why to let’s take a look at three players who deserved a place in the squad but failed to make a cut in any of the squads.
Let’s take a look at three players deserving players who missed out from the limited-overs squad:
1. Suryakumar Yadav
Now, this is not the first time a squad was announced and we have just failed to find Suryakumar Yadav‘s name in it. The Mumbai batsman has been scoring heavily for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on a consistent basis since last three years now.
Not just the domestic circuit but Suryakumar Yadav has been a consistent performer even in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians as his form alone in 2020 is selection worthy as the latter has scored 283 runs so far with a strike rate of 148.9. If provided with an opportunity, he will surely be a player who could go on to bat at 5 for India as the man from Mumbai has the sheer ability to finish matches for his side.
During his time at Kolkata Knight Riders, we saw him bat down the order and finish plenty of matches which is why we think Suryakumar Yadav is too good a player not to get selected in the Indian team.