India’s tour of Sri Lanka gave a complete clarity of the Indian players’ form, confidence and stability. The tour was an opportunity for the Indian players to showcase their mettle. With the T20 World Cup event scheduled to be held this year, young players were looking forward to justifying their selection right.
While some of the players grabbed the opportunity with both hands, others failed to make use of the chances. As a result, fans doubt that the failed players might not get a chance in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Suryakumar Yadav was named the Player of the ODI series for his blistering performances. He also scored a half-century in the only T20I he played against Sri Lanka. As far as the overall tour is concerned, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar played really well.
Those who performed well are certain to feature in the showpiece event. However, those who failed to up the ante may not be picked for the marquee event. In this article, we will look at a list of 5 players who may not get a chance to play in the T20 World Cup:
5. Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini is one of the players who will be missing the chance to feature in the upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup. The right-arm fast bowler has been in and out of the national team setup. He played only in the third ODI against Sri Lanka.
The pacer hardly impressed the selectors as he remained wicketless throughout the innings. Having bowled 5 overs, he conceded as many as 27 runs. He didn’t bowl any wicket-taking delivery and was often on the receiving end.
Saini played only 2 Tests, 8 ODIs and 11 T20Is for India where he managed to take 4, 6 and 13 wickets respectively. He made his international debut for India in 2019. However, he failed to cement his spot in the team considering the stiff competition.