Team India put up a spectacular show in the ongoing world cup after they topped the league table with 16 points in 9 games that included a washed off game against New Zealand. The men in blue will be up against a dejected New Zealand side who have faced three consecutive defeats in their last three league games. The Virat Kohli led side was determined to pip the black caps and avenge the defeat the they got in the warm up game but the game turned out to be a different story alltogether.
New Zealand scored 239/8 after 50 overs courtesy Ross Taylor’s brilliance of 74 off 90 balls. In the tricky chase, India lost its top three batsman under five and it was the job of an under-firing middle order to deliver. Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put up a show by adding 116 runs for the seventh wicket but the dismissal of these two batsman in the conclusive overs meant that India fall short of the target by 18 runs to bow out of the world cup.
However, there have been some players who have not performed for team’s success or may not appear for the national team in the next world cup. Selectors will look to revamp the Indian side after the conclusion of the world which may give opportunities to budding youngsters and ouster some of the big names.
Here are five players who may never play for India after 2019 World Cup.
5- Dinesh Karthik
The Tamil Nadu batsman was preferred choice over Rishabh Pant in the initial World Cup squad. He failed in the warm-up games and was left out of the playing XI in the main draw of the tournament. After the failure of Kedar Jadhav, he was preferred in the game against Bangladesh and scored just eight runs and did not get to bat in the next game against Sri Lanka.
In the crucial semi-final, where Indian top order failed to contribute, lot was expected from this experienced 34-year-old batsman but he failed to put up a show and fell to Matt Henry courtesy a brilliant catch by James Neesham at backward point.
Karthik is allready past his prime and considering his age, he is unlikely for the next world cup and the selectors will look to give opportunity to a youngster in place of him.
4- Kedar Jadhav
After the departure of Suresh Raina from the national team, Kedar Jadhav was the preferred middle order batsman who can contribute with some off spin bowling in the middle overs. The experienced all-rounder from Pune played in his first world cup in the 2019 edition which could prove to be his last appearance in the world cup.
The 34-year-old failed to make a mark in the show piece with 80 runs in five matches. He failed to produce any spectacular performance with the ball and went wicket-less.
Considering his injury prone history, he is unlikely to continue for the national team after the conclusion of the world cup and the age is also not on his side.
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