4 Players who made ODI debut for India in 2018
In the year 2018, we had an opportunity to witness loads of ODI cricket with as many as 128 ODI matches on offer. Amongst all the teams, England played the most number (24) of ODIs in the year with India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan sharing the second position with 20 ODIs each. England also won the most number (17) of ODI matches while India finished at the second position in the list of most ODI wins (14) in the year 2018.
With 14 ODI wins, India fared decently in the year 2018. They started their 2018 ODI campaign on a winning note as they defeated South Africa in South Africa (5-1) while breaking numerous records. After a layoff of five months, they played their second ODI series of 2018 against England in England where they lost 2-1.
Post-England tour, they travelled to UAE for the Asia Cup 2018 which they won comprehensively without even losing a game in the whole of the tournament. Finally, they ended their 2018 ODI journey with a 3-1 (one tie) win in the five-match series against the West Indies. All in all, the Indian team had an impressive year in the ODIs in 2018.
In their 2018, with 2019 World Cup upon the heads, they tried quite a few players in their ODI team. Moreover, in the process, as a part of their player replacement policy, they handed quite a few ODI debuts. Thus, in this article, we will have a look at all the players who made their ODI debuts for India in the year 2018.
#4 Siddarth Kaul
The Punjab bowler, Siddarth Kaul, became the first player to make his ODI debut for India in the year 2018.
Kaul made his debut against England in the first ODI of the three-match series. He didn't have an excellent debut game as he failed to grab a single wicket while squandering 62 runs in his quota of ten overs.
The year didn't prove to be a fruitful year for Siddarth as he failed to perform with the ball. And hence he got a limited number of chances this year. Having played three ODIs, he bowled as many as 27 overs and went wicketless in the year 2018.
Moreover, he leaked runs at an economy rate of 6.63. However, with the year 2019 around, he will look to perform to his potential while making vital contributions for India.