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Since the 2019 ODI World Cup, India had been performing reasonably well. They began the tour of New Zealand with an emphatic 5-0 series win over the hosts. However, in ODIs, Virat Kohli’s men got blanked 0-3 and since then, there have been a few players who have come under fire.

Of those players who failed to dazzle in New Zealand, Kedar Jadhav’s name stands out in bold. His performances have been mediocre and its high time that the Maharashtrian player gets dropped from the Indian team.

To do so, India will have to bring someone in to replace Jadhav, and that will be listed below, in this article.

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Here are five players who are our top picks to replace Kedar Jadhav in the Team India:

5) Nitish Rana

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Hailing from Delhi, youngster Nitish Rana has the potential to replace Kedar Jadhav in the Indian team. He has been a constant run-scorer for Delhi in the domestic circuit, whilst also being a handy player for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Just like Jadhav, Rana is an all-rounder who has experience of bowling in the IPL as well.

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In the 50 List-A matches he has played so far, the 26-year-old has scored 1542 runs at a strike rate of 81.97, with an average of 37.60.

Meanwhile, he has scalped 31 wickets in his List-A career, at an economy of 4.52.

All the stats back the claim that Rana should be given an opportunity to replace Jadhav, and perhaps if the former has a good outing in the IPL 2020 selectors will give him a run in the national team.

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