3 high-profile players who may not be part of India's 2020 T20 World Cup plans
After the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup, the next ICC event is the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia in 2020. All the teams will soon begin their preparations for this mega event.
In the build-up to the World Cup, a plethora of youngsters who have impressed in leagues around the world will get a chance to showcase their skills.
India have already signaled their intent and are set to give opportunities to young talents in the upcoming West Indies series. Three players have earned their maiden call-up whereas five players have been recalled into the T20I squad.
At the same time, a few players seem to have fallen out of favor with the selectors. In this article, we look at three players who may not be part of India’s 2020 T20 World Cup plans.
#1 Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik was selected ahead of the young Rishabh Pant for the World Cup 2019. The selectors at the time stated that his experience and better wicket-keeping skills were the main reasons behind his inclusion.
However, when the Tamil Nadu batsman got a chance in the playing XI he failed to make a mark, and has now been axed for the West Indies tour.
It was only last year that Karthik stroked a breezy 29 to help India win the Nidahas Trophy final from the jaws of defeat. At that time he was looked at as a back-up keeper to MS Dhoni, and he even earned a Test recall.
But Karthik's inconsistency meant that he was never able to seal a spot, and he now looks out of favor for good.
In a career which has, till now, spanned over 15 years, Karthik’s inability to marry his potential with consistency has let him down big time. He doesn’t seem to be in the selectors’ scheme of things for the 2020 T20 World Cup.