5 players who missed on the ODI squad to take on Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli was given a much-needed break while Rohit Sharma was named the stand-in captain.
The BCCI announced a 15-member ODI squad to take on Sri Lanka in a three-match series which begins on December 10.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was handed a much-needed break ahead of the all-important South Africa tour; Rohit Sharma was named the stand-in captain.
Apart from Kohli's exclusion, the team management did not throw up any surprises.
However, there are a few cricketers who would have hoped to be given a chance but missed out.
Here are five such names:
#5 Rishabh Pant
The 20-year-old youngster made his debut for the Indian cricket team earlier this year in a T20I against England. However, he did not get a chance to make a mark for himself and he has not played for the Men in Blue since then.
He was included in the squad for the ODI series against West Indies but did not play a single game.
He is currently playing for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy but has not been in great form. Having qualified for the knockout stages, he will look to get back into his groove and the get the selectors to notice his performances.