Five Most Underrated Indian Cricketers Who Deserve A Chance In The National Team

In recent years, Indian cricket has produced so many brilliant and talented players, who have performed exceptionally well across all formats for the Indian team. After performing in domestic circuits and leagues like IPL, players get a chance in the national side but some players also tend to go unnoticed due to the tough competition and fewer opportunities to show your talent.

Here is a list of five most underrated Indian cricketers who are the unfortunate victims in the race of getting selected for the national side:

  1. Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina is one of the most lovable cricketers in India and even after his many exceptional knocks, now he is unable to fix his spot on the national side. He played his last international match in July 2018 where he scored only 1 run and till then, Raina is struggling to book his place in the Indian team. Although, he has a brilliant overall stats in ODIs, where he has scored more than 5600+ runs with an average of 35.31 and a strike rate of 93.51 & also smashed five centuries and 35 half-centuries. With his consistent performances in IPL, he has always been one of the most popular players in the IPL fantasy leagues too.
  2. Ambati Rayadu: Ambati Rayadu is one of the most underrated players and his numbers can easily give the justification of it. In his entire ODI career, he has scored 1694 runs in 50 innings with an average of 47.06 and hit three centuries & 10 half-centuries. Even with such extraordinary performance, Rayadu has never been able to get a permanent spot in the team. In 2018-19, everyone thought that Rayadu could seal the number 4 position in ODIs but after few chances, he has been dropped out from the team.
  3. Dinesh Karthik: Dinesh Karthik is one of those unfortunate players, whose career was overshadowed by Dhoni’s runaway success across formats. A few times, Karthik got selected in the team but not as a permanent wicket-keeper batsman and that’s the reason, why Karthik has struggled to get a permanent place in the team. Currently, Karthik is leading Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and has been a star player of the team.
  4. Robin Uthappa: When Robin Uthappa started his career, he looked very promising with his hard-hitting batting abilities. From opening India’s innings to scoring quick runs at the lower order, Uthappa got a handful of chances in the Indian team. In IPL 2014, he scored 660 runs which also included the record-breaking 11 consecutive scores of 40+.
  5. Amit Mishra: Amit Mishra is a kind of bowler, who believes in the flight and turn. Undoubtedly, he knows how to trick a batsman with his varieties of leg-spin but even though, he was constantly overlooked when Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh were in the Indian team. After that, Ashwin and Jadeja proved their vitality with their bowling and batting. Mishra has been a consistent bowler in ODIs, he has picked up 64 wickets in just 36 matches, with an economy of 4.73 and an average of under 24.

See Also: Five Reasons Why MS Dhoni could Play till World Cup 2023

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