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10 players who you didn't know played for India recently

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For any player in the country, getting called up to the national team and playing for the Indian team is a dream. But, it is not an easy thing as each player is competing against hundreds of similar individuals and if someone still manages to make it to the side, it is worth applauding.

In the last calendar year, a lot of players made their international debut for India and the list includes the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed etc. They earned their place in the side and now comes the most important thing, doing well and cementing that.

Not many have been able to do that in the past in spite of possessing a lot of potential. Some players just managed to play one game for India and disappeared out of the scene because of poor performances or the return of senior players.

There were players who did all the hard work and made their debut for India but could not capitalize on it. In no particular order, let us take a look at 10 players whom not many are aware that they played for India in the last five years as they disappeared from the scene quite quickly.


#10 Parvez Rasool

Parvez Rasool is being congratulated by his teammates
Parvez Rasool is being congratulated by his teammates

Parvez Rasool is the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India. He is one of the very few consistent players in the Indian domestic circuit as he has been carrying the J&K team single-handedly on his shoulders for a while now.

He was rewarded for his consistent show in the domestic circuit when he was named in the Indian squad for the tour of Bangladesh in 2014, and was handed his national cap in the first ODI at Mirpur. He did not come out to bat but picked two wickets in the rain-curtailed match. Unfortunately, that was his last match in Indian colors in ODIs as he never got another chance to prove himself.

However, he got to play one more match for India, and this time it was his T20I debut at Kanpur against England in 2017. Just like in ODIs, his debut was also his last match in T20Is. Since then, he never came back to the national side.

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