Shreyas Iyer became the 303rd Indian Test player today after making his debut against New Zealand. He had to wait for 6 long years after having a fantastic domestic season in 2014-15.lets look at such Active Indian Cricketers Who Are Yet To Play Test Cricket after waiting for long years.
Shreyas Iyer is the only batsman in the world to score at a strike rate of 80+ and average 52 in domestic cricket. His debut was well earned and he was equally rewarded. But there are few other active Indian players who have toiled equally longer if not more but are yet to break into the Indian team.
(Criteria: Players who have played more than 20 international games [ODI+T20I] have been considered)
We look at 5 such active Active Indian Cricketers Who Are Yet To Play Test Cricket:
#5 Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma had a fair run with the Indian team from the 2013-15 season. He played a crucial run in India’s World Cup campaign in the 2015 ODI World Cup. But Sharma for all his limited-overs worth could never really push for an Indian test berth. He has been a domestic workhorse for many seasons now. But he does need a standout season to even stake a claim.
#4 Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar is one of the most talked-about Indian cricketers albeit for not the right reasons always. He is one of the most trolled Indian cricketers. But Shankar to his credit has great domestic credentials. He is a proven performer who did do his bit while donning the India colours too. But a Test berth has always been beyond him. He needs a couple of breakthrough seasons to push the door for selection.
#3 Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya has charted a career for himself playing solid limited-overs cricket. He is a handy allrounder who is good with both bat and the ball. Pandya especially will be quite a handful on helpful Indian wickets. The selection of Axar Patel for the England Tests was an inspirational call. A similar selection call might bring him into action.
#2 Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey much like Shankar has often drawn unfair flak. He did do everything possible when chances were presented to him in the limited-overs games. But Pandey is too good a player to not get a shot at Test cricket. He was on the radar for selection up until 2017. Pandey was almost set to make his Test debut but team combinations prevented him from doing so.
#1 Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is arguably the best wrist spinner in the country. There is a constant notion that they are fit for just the limited-overs. But frequent exceptions like Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Yasir Shah have proven the assumption otherwise. Chahal might be a worthy candidate who can be considered especially in overseas conditions. He can surely bring his limited-overs experience into play while donning the whites.