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5 players who missed out on India's squad for the tri series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Rajdeep Puri
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100.23K   //    25 Feb 2018, 14:40 IST


The BCCI announced a 15 member squad for the Nidahas Tropy which takes place in Sri Lanka from March 6-18.

Virat Kohli has been rested for the tournament, which means that Rohit Sharma would take over as the captain of the side.

Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and MS Dhoni were rested as well, while youngsters such as Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar have been included.

However, there were a few surprise exclusions from the squad.

Let's take a look at the 5 players who missed out on the squad for the Nidahas Trophy:

#5 Karun Nair

The Karnataka batsman made headlines after his sensational triple century against England in 2016. However, he lost his touch soon after that and was dropped from the side after a string of poor performances.

The Karnataka captain was back in form once the Ranji Trophy season began as he scored 612 runs in 11 innings at an average of 68 with three centuries and one half-century to his name.

He carried on his good run of form into the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy as well and has been playing been an integral role in Karnataka's success.

He will hope for the selectors to give him another chance in the side so that he can prove himself and cement his place.

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