3 players you might not know played Test cricket for India in the last decade
It is really hard to get a chance to play for Team India. It is even harder to continue to have a spot in it. Especially in Tests, it gets even harder for the players as the number of games played is less. Therefore, at times, some players do not get too many chances to fail. After one or two games, they might disappear from the radar. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three players you might not know who played Test cricket for India in the last decade.
1) Naman Ojha
In the last one-and-half decade, the wicket-keeper spot in the Indian Team across formats was not open. With MS Dhoni doing brilliantly well behind the stumps, there was no chance for the others. Moreover, MSD was also the skipper and hardly missed games due to injury. Despite doing well in domestic cricket, Naman Ojha got very few chances in Tests. He played one game in 2015 and that was his last in the format.
2) Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma is one of the players you might not know who played Test cricket for India in the last decade. It was in 2014 against Australia that Karn made his Test debut. This series was the final one for MS Dhoni in Tests. India needed a leggie who could also bowl a bit. However, Karn did not fit into the setup and had to be dropped eventually.
3) Pankaj Singh
India had always been looking for tall pacers who could bowl quickly. With Ishant Sharma finding success, India was on the lookout for a similar player for the tour of England in 2014. Hence, they put Rajasthan cricketer on the flight. He played a total of two games. However, he could not leave an impact. The tall pacer did not find a chance again.