All-rounders are an irregularity in Indian cricket. The 1983 World Cup winning squad had many of them. Players like Kapil dev, Mohinder Amaranth, Madan Lal, Roger Binny furnished the group with plenitude of choices in both the divisions.

In any case, in the previous two decades the selectors have been urgently hoping to fill in that void and have been watchful particularly for a quick knocking down some pins all-rounder. Before Hardik Pandya moved toward becoming Kung fu Pandya, an immense star in Indian cricket, the selectors had allowed to a few players.

For a concise timeframe, Irfan Pathan had begun forming into a world class all-rounder. In any case, as he began to perform with the bat, his rocking the bowling alley lost its nibble. Besides, the useless experimentation finished with his potential did him more damage than great. The Indian cricket lost a world class all-rounder in making.

Since then, the Indian team has tried many all-rounders with little success. Here are five of them who failed to grab their chances

#1. Stuart Binny 

He gloats the best figures in ODI cricket for India (6-4 versus Bangladesh), however neglected to have an enduring effect. He became a force to be reckoned with on the back of solid exhibitions for Rajasthan Royals and a respectable residential record.

He has an agreeable batting normal of 28, a knocking down some pins normal of 21 with 20 wickets in 14 matches for India. He couldn’t sharpen his expertise in one office which the group could depend upon. Regardless of whether it was batting or knocking down some pins, in the two regions he remained an odds and ends cricketer. Inferable from his irregularity, he never figured out how to seal a changeless spot in the Indian team.

#2. Irfan Pathan

Long back, it appeared the more youthful of Pathan siblings was bound for significance. However, wounds, radical loss of shape, pace and in particular the huge swing, cut off his international carrer

Right on time into his carrer, he exhibited banana swing in the paramount hat – trick against Pakistan. He was a brilliant batsman as well; his 46 against the Aussies on the bouncy surface of WACA helped India win the third Test of 2007-08 arrangement. With the progression of time, he turned out to be to a greater extent a batsman than a bowler and in the long run blurred away while attempting to perform in either office. He was not an all-rounder in the form of Shane Watson, yet rather somebody like Tim Brennan or David Willey of England, himself’s identity no mug with the bat as of late saw in the second ODI where he crushed 50 years let down the request.

It is extremely pitiful to see the way Pathan vanished from the International scene. He had an OK begin to his vocation and was touted to be India’s next best all-rounder. He even won the Emerging Player of the Year grant in 2004 by ICC. He made rebounds absent much achievement.

#3Rishi Dhawan

This Himachal Pradesh lad also made an entry into the Indian team on the back of both IPL performances for Kings XI Punjab and a good domestic record. He was the type of bowling all-rounder India was looking for before Hardik came into the scene.
With a decent first class batting average of 40.73 and 248 wickets from 59 matches at a healthy average of 26, he made the right noises in the domestic circuit, but could not justify his selection in the limited chances he got to showcase his talent.

Now he doesn’t feature even in the IPL.

#4. Parvez Rasool 

The Kashmir-born off spinner was looked as a bowling all-rounder option in the mould of Ravindra Jadeja. But he didn’t set the stage alight as he had done in domestic circuit continuously for two seasons from 2012- 2014 and then again in 2016-2017 season, scoring around 600 runs in each season at an average of around 50 and taking around 30 wickets a season at a pretty decent average.

His only two chances came against Bangladesh in 2014 and in a T20 against England in 2017. It is a quite a short international career but he didn’t make an impact in IPL either.

#5. Axar Patel 


The moderate left conventional knocking down some pins all-rounder from Gujarat likewise got a section into the Indian dressing room through the IPL entryway. He performed great for Kings XI Punjab exhibiting mental strength to deal with pressure.

Yet, at international level 45 wickets from 38 matches are very little home to expound on. His batting procedure additionally got uncovered as he couldn’t deal with universal level bowlers and resembled a fish out of the sea while batting.



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