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3 players who are likely to be axed for the Australia series

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12 Sep 2018, 18:19 IST

#2 Murali Vijay

England v India: Specsavers 2nd Test - Day Two
Vijay got a pair at Lord's

India's overseas fortune reflected Vijay's form in the recent years. The Indian team sank or sailed along with him in away tours. When such a player is not even in the squad for the last two Tests you know things have changed alarmingly. India's prized possession in the 2014 England series was a mere shadow of himself four years later.

The 34-year-old wasn't seeing the ball as effectively as he used to and consequently couldn't leave balls when required. Ironically his 'leaving the ball' skillset is wat reaped him gold in all the away tours. Vijay was slow on his feet, didn't dispatch the due balls and was late to react. You wonder if age has caught up with the sleek opener. It would take a string of jaw-dropping performances from the Chennai lad for Essex to have any chance of touring Australia.

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