MS Dhoni has proved to be the impeccable captain of the Indian Cricket Team. During his captaincy tenure, the team has lifted several ICC tournament trophy. MSD is considered as the only player in the cricket team to have played maximum ODI’s World Cup Series along with his contribution to the Test Series.
He has played about 335 games in his cricketing career. The captain cool is peculiar about the tactics and mechanisms involved in the game. So, he wants to be lethal in the performances. Recently, he led his team Chennai Super Kings to the finals of the IPL 2019.
MSD is peculiar in choosing his playing XI because he knows his tactics clear about the sports.
The master of ‘Helicopter Shot’ has brought upon many talented sports stars in playing XI:-Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya but still there are players who weren’t picked up by MSD in his Playing XI neither in Tests, ODI’s or IPL.
1 Kuldeep Yadav (ODIs)
Well now after his lustrous performance in World Cup 2019 this player doesn’t need an introduction.
The way he played throughout the tournament was absolutely outstanding making all the Indian fans proud that he was a part of India ‘S World Cup Playing XI.
This player is India’s leading spinner in white-ball cricket, he has got a good hand on it.
The unorthodox spinner has impressed the board with his stunning performance in IPL 2014 and was played for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Also, he went for the West Indies tour which was won by India with (3-1). He has to wait for at least 2 and a half years for his international debut and then there he was with his fine bowling performance.
MSD might have guided this lethal spinner but has never chosen this budding star in his playing XI.
2 Ishwar Pandey (ODIs and Tests)
This 29 years old cricketer is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his uproar performance in Ranji Trophy 2012-13. He was a leading wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2012-13.
He even marked his space in India ‘A’team and appeared on the ODI tour of New Zealand.Advertisement
Ishwar Pandey became part of CSK in 2014 and he got a chance to play under Ms Dhoni only in IPL.
However, Be it ODI cricket or Test cricket, Pandey never featured in the XI under MS Dhoni despite being in the squad.
In 2014, the player was in CSK squad but initially, in IPL 2016 and 17, he emerged out as a player of Sunrises Hyderabad. Though he was chosen for Asia Cup but has never played an ODI or Test game under Dhoni’s captaincy.
He failed to be his preference in playing XI.
The player now seems to be diminished from the cricket pitch. Neither he is much loud at domestic cricket nor in test series. He is currently playing for Madhya Pradesh.
3 N Jagadeeshan (IPL)
This Tamil Nadu player is on fire when discussed his performance in Tamil Nadu Premier League. He is a brilliant batsman cum wicketkeeper.
His place has been confined till the Tamil Nadu squad, he hasn’t risen beyond his accountable performance. Neither he was in IPL, however, he was in CSK but not in the primarily playing XI which could leave him noticeable.
Although he is a great admirer of MS dhoni he absolutely loves the body language of him playing but he still can’t find space in MSD’s playing XI squad.
4 Karn Sharma (ODIS)
This Merrut Born player made his cricketing debut while playing for railways in 2007 where he marked his first-class century.
But, it was his hard luck that he remained under shallow till 2013. 2013 was a pivotal year for him as he made his IPL debut with Surisers Hyderabad where he got a fellow leggie partnership with Amit Mishra.
Later, he made his space in India T20I tour of England but failed to mark his space in ODI under MSD.
MSD opted to chose Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandra Ashwin in place of him.
Finally, Karan Sharma got a chance to play under Ms Dhoni in IPL during IPL 2018. However, Karn never played a single ODI under Dhoni despite being in the squad.
5 Baba Aparjith (IPL)
He got success at a very early age, being in the Under 19 World Cup where India won the tournament under Umukt Chandra and this marks his name in the achiever’s book.
He is an all-rounder who faces the bowling attack with sixes or fours.
In 2012, he was picked up by Chennai Super Kings in there for the domestic cricket but he never played in the main XI.
After that when CSK was banned from the IPL, he was again picked up by the Rising Pune Supergiant but he left warming the benches.
MSD has always overlooked his talent and so this player never got a chance to play IPL as well as International Cricket.