New Delhi: As difficult as it is considered to be selected in the Indian cricket team, it is many times more difficult to maintain oneself in Team India, because there are many players outside the team who give strong competition on the basis of their best performance. There are 2 players of India, whose career is stuck in trouble and the doors of Team India are also almost closed for them. Let’s take a look at these 2 players:
1. Kuldeep Yadav
There was a time when Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was considered the strongest link of Team India, but by the time T20 World Cup 2021, Kuldeep was out of the Indian cricket team. In the true sense, the countdown to Kuldeep’s career had started only after the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Kuldeep Yadav was not included in Team India for T20 World Cup 2021. Ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket, Kuldeep’s attitude has loosened. Kuldeep’s bowling shine dimmed. Kuldeep Yadav has played 23 T20 International matches for Team India, in which he took only 41 wickets at an average of 14.21 and an economy rate of 7.15. His best bowling figure was 5/24 which he achieved in the year 2018 against England in Manchester.
There is no dearth of talent in Kuldeep Yadav. He knows how to bowl a special kind of bowling which is called ‘Chinaman bowling’. This is a very unique bowling style, in which the left-arm spinner spins the ball with the wrist instead of the fingers. Despite this, he has not been consistent for a long time, due to which he had to bear the brunt. Kuldeep Yadav was also eager to play the T20 World Cup, but he failed to capitalize on the opportunity he got on the recent Sri Lanka tour, during this time he took just 2 wickets in 2 T20 International matches at an average of 23.00 and an economy rate of 7.66. achieved. From here the road became difficult for him.
2. Manish Pandey
The selectors had cut the card of senior batsman Manish Pandey from the T20 World Cup 2021. Manish Pandey’s T20 career is believed to be almost over, as the best players in Team India are waiting for the opportunity. Manish Pandey has played 39 T20 Internationals for Team India so far, in which he scored 709 runs at an average of 44.31 and a strike rate of 126.15. Manish Pandey was never a consistent and this is the reason why he kept coming and going in Team India. Now I don’t think he will ever be able to come back. Manish had a great chance on the recent Sri Lanka tour but once again he failed. In IPL 2021 too, Manish Pandey has proved to be a weak link for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
Due to Manish Pandey’s flop batting, the entire middle order gets ruined, due to which the team has to suffer heavy losses. This player was once considered the future of Team India, but his bat remained mostly calm. Manish Pandey made a great debut for Team India. He scored 71 runs in 86 balls against Zimbabwe in the year 2015. After this, the very next year, he scored 104 runs in 81 balls in Sydney and ensured the victory of the team. But after that he kept going inside and out of Team India. Injury also took away many big opportunities from him. He could not convert the brilliant start into a big career.
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