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Well, T20I cricket has always been the fast-paced game that demands the quick adaptability from the player. But, unfortunately, few world-class players failed to meet those demands thus being on the wrong side of things. Gone are those days, when Indian side got the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina in the middle-order but the current side missed the firepower to take the game away from the opposition. For the same, we figured out 4 Players Who Don’t Fit In The Current T20I Setup For India.

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Here are they:

4. Manish Pandey:

4 India players who don't fit in the current T20I setup
Manish Pandey (PC – Getty Images)

You might be surprised to see his name on the chart. But, yeah, he is one of the four cricketers, who is the misfit to the current side of the Indian team. He is one of those few batsmen, who likes to get into his zone before going for a whack.

Unfortunately, the current format won’t really need that, as Manish Pandey walks to the middle when the balls are really less on the sheet. There is no denying the fact that Manish has got great abilities to become the best batsman for India but as of now, he needs to work on his strike rate.

Pandey has played 26 international T20s in which he has scored 538 runs at an average of 41.38. So far, he has scored 2 half centuries and the strike rate of 122.83.

3. Axar Patel:

4 Players Who Don't Fit In The Current T20I Setup For India
Axar Patel Photo Credit: AFP.

The left-handed all-rounder Axar Patel has been brilliant in the Indian Premier League, which made his way to represent India at the highest level. But, unfortunately, he couldn’t repeat his heroics for the Indian side.

His batting skills dropped a bit and his bowling also ending up on the wrong side of things on the most occasions. With Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal delivered the goods on a regular basis, most probably, he won’t fit in the scheme of things for India.

Even if Kuldeep or Chahal misses out a game with any injuries, Ravindra Jadeja is in the ranks, who can offer the services in both sections of the game without fail. Jadeja also carries the tag of the best fielder in World Cricket.

2. Shreyas Iyer:

4 Players Who Don't Fit In The Current T20I Setup For India
Shreyas Iyer (Credits – Getty Images)

The Mumbai player, who was recently named as the skipper of Delhi Capitals for IPL 2019 finds a place in the list. Well, he has got great skills to play for India but, much to the same like Manish Pandey, Iyer also needs a considerable time to find the fence.

With top-order being occupied by the regular batsman, he would mostly feature in the middle-order department, which requires more adaptability to the game. As far as his numbers are concerned, it is evident that he cannot whack the ball right from the word go.

yer has scored runs at a very low average of 16.60 which totals up to 83 runs in 6 matches. From November 2017 to December 2018, he has just played six T20 matches for India.

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

MS Dhoni, 4 Players Who Don't Fit In The Current T20I Setup For India
MS Dhoni. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

I know it is a controversial name, which would open up a lot of debates. But, with a heavy heart, I need to mention his name, as his power-hitting skills are dropped a bit. Any MS Dhoni fan can proudly say that he is the best wicketkeeper available in the country for India but unfortunately, they can’t say that, as far as his batting is concerned.

Surely, the presence of MS Dhoni makes a massive impact but it would have been great if he carried his glorious batting form, which he did for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018. With Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in the ranks, mostly, MS Dhoni will stay away from the team.

MS Dhoni has played a total of 93 international T20s for India with his highest score of just 56. His last couple of series in T20I haven’t gone down well, which pushed selectors to take the massive call of dropping him.

Prashanth Relangi

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