Unlucky cricketers’ XI among current players

These players have done good in their pace but failed to catch the eye of selectors much often to make the national team.


Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Cricket is a game full of uncertainties. It has become one of the most popular sports in the world. In a survey conducted by Pledgesports on the basis of a number of players registered to clubs or leagues, Cricket was found to be the 7th most popular sport. Since the first test match played between England and Australia in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the game has come a long way. The game has improved a lot in the past few years and so have the players.

In today’s world, the competition between players in order to break into the national team has increased considerably. There is no dearth of talented cricketers. In fact, the number and quality of players have increased so much that in many cases, many talented players end up warming the benches. In this article, we are presenting the most unlucky cricketers’ XI among the current players.

1. James Vince

James Vince
James Vince of England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The elegant right-handed batsman from England has hardly done anything wrong in his career. Despite his technique and form, he hardly gets a chance to represent his nation. The explosive opening combination of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy in ODIs has kept him out of the playing XI.

Even in the red-ball cricket, better performance of Rory Burns and Joe Denly has kept him out of the mix. With Jason Roy making his debut in Ashes, chances have become bleak for James Vince to break into the playing XI. Even in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he got a chance to play only when Jason Roy was injured.

He failed to make that opportunity count and could only score 40 runs in 3 matches. With England’s top order brimming with the likes of Jason Roy, Rory Burns. Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Denly, it seems highly unlikely for him to get into playing XI, let alone open the innings.


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