The bench strength of the Indian Cricket Team is at an all-time high at the moment and this has been testified to the hilt in the past 7-8 months during the Australian Test series where the fringe players showcased their potential to the hilt and also, during the recent squad selection for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka.
The brimming bench strength also means that once you get dropped from the set-up, it is very difficult to regain your spot back thanks to the sheer competition between players for a place in the playing 11.
This also means that discarded Indian cricketers, who haven’t played international cricket for a while, face an uphill task to come into national reckoning.
Here’s a look at discarded Indian cricketers who should announce their retirement from international cricket:
Stuart Binny still holds the record for the best individual figures by an Indian in ODI cricket.
The right-handed seam-bowling all-rounder claimed a barely believable 4/6 against Bangladesh in 2014.
But, it is fair to say that Binny will never play for the national side again. The all-rounder, who was picked in the Indian 2015 World Cup squad ahead of Yuvraj Singh, last featured for the national team in a T20I against the West Indies in 2016.
Binny featured in 6 Tests, 14 ODIs, and 3 T20Is between 2014-16, and with him being no way near national reckoning, its fitting that the 37-year-old announces his retirement from international cricket.