The BCCI picked the squad for all three formats on Monday for the tour of Australia, making some interesting choices of players for the same. While Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma could most likely be drafted to the team at a later stage after recovering from injuries, there were other omissions too. The same has sparked debates all over social media.
Despite some fruitful IPL performances and consistent domestic outings, there were a handful of players who did not get the nod. These cricketers deserved an opportunity in the biggest stage and against one of the toughest opponents under testing conditions. They could have thrived under the challenge and the pressure as they did in the IPL.
We take a look at five deserving players, who missed out on the squad announced for India’s tour of Australia:
Krunal Pandya has starred in 18 T20Is for India picking up 14 wickets at an economy rate of 8.11 along with a batting strike rate of 131.52. The left-arm spinner has only five wickets in 11 IPL 2020 games; however, he has a handy economy rate of 7.60 for Mumbai Indians this year.
The 29-year old could have been a crucial player for the Indian team, considering that Kuldeep Yadav is not in the best of the forms and Varun Chakravarthy not being entirely cut out for international cricket. It is also imperative to remember that Krunal took four wickets in the 3rd T20I in Sydney in 2018, earning him the man of the match award.