As difficult as it is considered to be selected in the Indian cricket team, it is many times more difficult to maintain itself in Team India, because there are many players outside the team who give strong competition on the basis of their best performance.
There are 4 players of India, whose Test career is almost over and the doors of the Indian Test team also seen closed for them. Let’s take a look at these 4 players:
If we look at the statistics of Shikhar Dhawan, he seen as the top player in all formats of cricket. In Test cricket too, Shikhar has scored more than 2300 runs in 34 matches at an average of 41, in which he has scored 7 centuries, but it seems that the selectors have not assessed Dhawan correctly. Shikhar Dhawan’s return to the Test team seems unlikely after Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul cemented their place as Test openers. Dhawan not played in Test cricket since 2018 and after that he not given a chance to play in any Test series. Dhawan not even selected for this year’s tour of England, so seeing all this, it understandable that the doors now closed for Dhawan in Test cricket. Although Dhawan can make a comeback for Team India in ODI and T20 cricket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not included in the Test squad for this year’s tour of England and he doesn’t seem likely to play in the home Test series against New Zealand either. When Bhuvneshwar Kumar started his career in the year 2012, swing his strength and it his strength even today, but his performance in the recently held T20 World Cup very poor. Bhuvneshwar has also proved his swing bowling in Test cricket, but unfortunately Bhuvi has been in and out of the team several times due to injuries. Due to the injury in 2018, Bhuvi kept away from longer formats like Test cricket and since then he has not got a chance to play in a single Test. It is now clear that Test cricket is over for Bhuvi.
Hardik Pandya has played 11 matches in Test cricket so far, in which he has scored 532 runs at an average of 31 and has also taken 17 wickets at an economy of 3.38. Hardik Pandya’s selectors have discharged from the T20 team due to not bowling for a long time and due to poor performance in the T20 World Cup. Seeing all this, it seems that Pandya’s ODI and Test career is also on the verge of ending. Some people believe that Pandya is suffering from a back injury, due to which he will not be able to bowl in Test cricket. Pandya is not a part of Test cricket after 2018.
Kuldeep Yadav has also dropped from all formats of Team India. Kuldeep Yadav has not been seen in form for some time and is constantly flopping. Kuldeep Yadav, who was struggling with poor form in IPL also, was not fed by KKR in even a match and this was the reason why Kuldeep Yadav has been dropped. The selectors are relying more on bowlers like Axar Patel, Jadeja and Washington Sundar instead of Kuldeep Yadav. If these players confirmed in the team, then Kuldeep Yadav will not seen playing Test cricket in the coming times.