It is rightly said that cricket is a religion in India. Inspite of it not being the national sport, the craze for cricket is something else in the nation and there are millions, who dream of becoming a cricketer and making the Indian squad. However, the road to the same isn’t a smooth one but filled with plenty of hurdles and potholes. A player has to first perform well in age-group cricket which will pave way for his entry into the state team. Once that happens, it is important for the player to churn out runs on a consistent basis for the stateside and keep rising up the ranks. The upsurge surely won’t go unnoticed and will assist the player in coming into the selectors’ radar. The statistics will help the player make the cut over the rest and the much-awaited senior team selection will then come calling. While many went onto play for the country after ticking all these boxes, there were some players, who despite earning their maiden call-up, couldn’t get an opportunity to showcase their talent and seal their place. They remained restricted to the bench and thus made their way into this list. In the below piece, we look at 5 Indian cricketers, who were selected in the squad but never played for India:
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