The ongoing IND vs ENG Test series witnesses the induction of promising domestic talents like Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar into the Indian squad. Meanwhile, delve into a listicle to shed light on the top five players who, despite stellar performances in the Ranji Trophy, have failed to secure a coveted national call-up. The Ranji Trophy has been a breeding ground for talent, yet certain standout performers remain overlooked.
This list will explore the stories of these unsung heroes, delving into their consistent contributions to the domestic circuit and questioning the factors preventing their ascent to the international stage. As the cricketing landscape evolves, this compilation aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who, despite excelling in the Ranji Trophy, await their chance to don the national colours, sparking discussions on the selection dynamics and the potential reshaping of the cricketing hierarchy.
#5. Aniket Chaudhary, Rajasthan
Rajasthan pacer Aniket Chaudhary, showcasing remarkable prowess in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, has seized 21 wickets in just nine innings at an impressive economy rate of 2.33. His stellar performances extend to the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he claimed 19 wickets across eight games. In the previous Ranji Trophy season, Aniket scalped 30 wickets in 12 innings.
Despite this consistent brilliance, the talented fast bowler finds himself overlooked by the national selectors, highlighting the unfortunate reality of limited opportunities at the international level. Aniket Chaudhary’s incredible stats beg the question of whether he will eventually get the chance to prove his mettle on the grand stage.