Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s 15-member squad for the bilateral five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. The series is set to begin on July 6, and all five matches will be played in Harare. The BCCI decided to rest players participating in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, including stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. 

In their absence, emerging batting star Shubman Gill has been handed over the captaincy armband. Not only this, but as many as four players have received their maiden national call-up in the upcoming series. However, a few more players who deserved a spot in the team have been ignored. 

In this article, let’s have a look at a few names who were unlucky to have missed out on India’s squad for the upcoming five-match series. 

Venkatesh Iyer

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Kolkata Knight Riders star Venkatesh Iyer who proved to be pivotal in the IPL 2024 was one of the names that got dropped from the Indian squad. The all-rounder scored 370 runs in 14 games he played for the side with an average of 46.25 and a strike rate of 158.80. While he couldn’t come up with a decent bowling performance and delivered only one over, where he conceded 28 runs.