The Indian cricket team has been performing admirably well on the world stage in the past few years. There a lot of healthy competition within the squad, for places in the playing XI, while it’s even more difficult to get into Team India’s squad, in the first place.
While some players manage to find a place in the national squad, others fail to make the cut. Although the fight doesn’t end here for those who get selected, as retaining your place in the squad is an entirely different struggle.
Due to the intense competition of places, every player needs to be on their toes all times.
In the past decade itself, various players made their debut for Team India but failed to cement their place in the national team.
Here are five such players who represented Team India in the past but are anonymous nowadays:
5) Pankaj Singh
One of the superstars of India’s domestic circuit in the past, former Rajasthan skipper Pankaj Singh was a talented player in his prime. On the back of his consistent performances in Ranji Trophy, Pankaj was selected in the Indian team.
The 34-year-old made his test debut against England in 2014 but was unable to leave a lasting impression. Subsequently, Pankaj was dropped from the national side, and he wasn’t given further opportunities to impress.
Therefore, he features on this list of players who represented India in the past but are anonymous nowadays.