4) Ambati Rayudu
Another batsman, another case of unfulfilled potential. Ambati Rayudu gave a great account of himself during India’s tour of New Zealand 2019, but after two bad games, he was ousted from the team.
The Men in Blue were in desperate need of a batsman who could perform at No. 4 slot, and Rayudu could have been that player, but he was never backed by Virat Kohli in the lead up to the 2019 ODI World Cup, and the lack of number four slot remained India’s Achilles heel there as well.
Rayudu found his way to the national team after a long run of consistent performances in the Indian Premier League(IPL) but never got the backing of his captain, and thus he never could live the dream of playing for the national team fully.