5 Cricketers who went off the radar in ODI cricket in recent times

Kedar Jadhav

Age can become the biggest differentiation factor when it comes to beginning or ending a cricketer’s career. Its exuberance gets highly acknowledged when a virile cricketer who is in his early 20s is coming up the ranks or has established himself in a team. But at the same time once that cricketer gets past his prime then there comes a dramatic change as from that moment onwards it’s about retaining and justifying his position for every single time and if not they are compelled to go off the radar. Here are five cricketers who went off the radar in recent times from ODIs.

5. Kedar Jadhav

His insertion in the Indian team did happen when he had to inherit the proposition of what Suresh Raina had esteemed in his playing days for India. But when it came to establishing his constancy in the team, Kedar Jadhav did have a jerky journey. Until the 2019 World Cup, he was a regular member of India’s ODI squad but because of his indistinct performances since a year and a half, his presence has completely gone off the radar. His chances of making a comeback are highly elusive as the new selection committee looks way past him.

4. Liam Plunkett

Undeniably, Liam was the prominent figure in England’s bowling department before Jofra Archer’s arrival. Since the 2015 World Cup, Plunkett has taken an aggregate of 96 ODI wickets for England and was always Captain Morgan’s go-to man at the time of crises. He played a commendable role in England’s maiden World Cup triumph especially by scalping three wickets in the finale. His omission after the 2019 World Cup always looked a certainty as the speedster has already turned 35.

3. Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh’s career is an interesting tale which begins when he became the highest run-scorer in the inaugural edition of IPL. After gaining international recognition from his IPL stint some did even vouch for him as someone who can ideally incubate Michael Hussey’s position in the team. But with inconsistency also being one of his gleaming traits Shaun Marsh has been more of a bench-warmer for Australia. Often in his career, he has been associated as Australia’s go-to man in case there’s an injury occurs in the team. With age being his major adversity, one might hardly see him in ODIs again.

2.  Vijay Shankar

There’s no tragic tale in cricket than Vijay Shankar’s short stint with the Indian team at the moment. From being a replacement to become a permanent player and then getting off the radar Vijay Shankar has seen it all. What’s beyond understanding is the way selectors had vouched on his abilities especially when it came against the calibre of Ambati Rayudu for the World Cup spot. He is still relatively young but as of now is off from selectors radar.

1. Dale Steyn

Probably the legendary name in this list Dale Steyn despite having aspirations to play the next T20 World Cup has been completely wiped off from South Africa’s white-ball setup. The veteran bowler’s latest T20 stats also don’t provide any form of encouragement when it comes to his inclusion. His omission from the list of centrally contracted players list is a mainstream signal which says that time is up for legendary Steyn.