For some cricketers, there Test careers dont blossom as much as they limited-overs careers. Today, we will look at 5 talented Indian cricketers from the current era who might never play Tests.
The Indian team has been on the hunt for a decent fast-bowling all-rounder for quite some time now. A player with the skillset of Dube is a useful great asset in the shortest version of the game, which has also helped him get a good run in the Indian T20 side.
That being said, Dube seems like classic bits and pieces, which means it will be difficult for him to break into the test team.
Deepak Chahar is a pretty decent bowler in the shorter version of the game, as he can notch wickets in the powerplay. Chahar holds the record of best bowling figures in the T20Is, and he can also be handy with the bat.
While he has a great record in T20Is, the Indian team is blessed with a lot of quality pacers. Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, and even Umesh have done well in Tests in the last few years, and it would be very difficult to get a chance for Chahar.
Kedar Jadhav is one of the most underrated men for India from the current crop of national team players. The explosive batsman can change gears depending on the situation. The fact that he can also contribute to the ball, makes him very useful.
Sadly, he has lost his place in the ODI team after the World Cup, and he seems to lack the technique to excel in the Test format.
Yuzvendra Chahal has become a major part of the Indian fold in white ball cricket. The wrist-spinner picks a lot of wickets in the middle overs to derail the opposition batting effort.
He has played a pivotal part in the success of the Indian ODI team in the last few years, but Chahal is yet to play a Test match for India. With the competition ahead of him, he might never get a Test cap.
India has been looking for a fast-bowling all-rounder in Test cricket since the retirement of Kapil Dev. Pandya seemed to be a perfect fit to fill the role, as he could be useful with both bat and ball. Sadly, due to injuries, Pandya has suggested that he might not be able to play Test cricket again. The all-rounder wants to concentrate on shorter formats, where he can be useful for the team.