In a country where people honor cricketers, it is the common fantasy of all players to make Game XI their national side.
When a cricketer starts playing cricket at a young age, he is motivated to work hard because his heroes do the same at an international level.
However, the competition gets tough as one progresses upwards as the national team is selected based on strict plans. The most unfortunate are those who are selected in the group but can never show their skills on the field.
Here are five cricketers who have been added to the squad but have never played for Team India:
Dheeraj Jadhav is a starting batsman from Maharashtra who piled up 1066 runs in just 12 overs in the 2003/04 Ranji Trophy.
His batting brilliance appealed to the national team in the 4th Test against Australia in 2004, but could not break in as Gautam Gambhir the cap was handed over.
Jadhav did not lose hope as he continued to besiege the opponents with his bat during the interstate tournaments. But the efforts of the former openers have been in vain as Gambhir and Virender Sehwag confirmed their places as starters in the Indian cricket team.
The Malegaon-born 7679 runs in his first-class career in 111 matches before retiring in 2015.
Ranadeb BoseWith his excellent bowling performance in the domestic court, he had the opportunity to be selected for 2007 England tour through India.
The Bengal pacemaker picked up 57 wickets in just eight matches at a strike rate of 39.4 during the 2006/07 Ranji Trophy.
But the then 28-year-old could not find a place in Game XI RP Singh, Zaheer Khan, and S Sreesanth made it in the wings before him.
ishwar pandey scaled down 48 wickets in 8 matches in the 2012/13 Ranji Trophy and was the tournament’s highest wicketkeeper.
The 6 ′ 2 poss bowler had the ability to swing the ball about 130 km / h and was also a pupil at the MRF Pace Academy.
Earn a Call for 2014 New Zealand tour, Pandey was horrified because she did not get a chance to play right through the leg.
The pacemaker was also purchased by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) before the IPL auctions in 2014.
Basil Thampi |
Another pacemaker Basil Thampi | approached the selector’s radar after receiving the emerging player of the season in IPL 2017.
Thampi, who was included in the T20 group against Sri Lanka in 2017, did not get a chance on the field as inexperienced bowlers like Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and Jaydev Unadkat was elected before him.
Thereafter, the Kerala cricketer was expelled from the Indian A team and also could not justify his place in Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He could only pick six wickets in the eight games he has played in consecutive seasons.
Deepak Hooda is another player who was selected for the same T20 series as Thampi against Sri Lanka in 2017 but warmed up the bench.
He was also selected for the Nidahas Trophy just to miss the cut. However, Hooda maintained its appearance in the IPL and scored 741 runs from 76 games at a decent pass rate of 131.38.
In the recently postponed IPL 2021, Hooda represents Punjab Kings (PBKS) and with the help of half a century compiled 116 runs of 8 matches.