4. Murali Vijay
It is unfortunate that a player like Murali Vijay didn’t make use of the available opportunities to better effect. He earned his place in the Indian team in wake of blistering performances in the domestic circuit and Indian Premier League.
He represented the Indian team in 17 ODIs, 61 Tests and 9 T20Is where he scored 339, 3982 and 169 runs respectively. Although he got fewer chances to play in limited-overs formats, the selectors relied on him in the longest format of the game.
He has maintained a good average of 38.3 where he scored 12 centuries and 15 fifties. However, he registered a string of low scores in overseas assignments which forced the selectors to drop him from the set-up. With specialist openers Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and other young gen players like Shubman Gill or Prithvi Shaw competing for the opening slot, the selectors have moved on from Murali Vijay.