Despite having a good record in local cricket, pacer Jayadev Unadkad was not considered. Unadkad had set a record of 67 wickets in the 2019-20 Ranji season. Saurashtra under his leadership won the Ranji Trophy.
No one expected Test specialist Hanuma Vihari to miss out on a place in the team. Vihari, the best midfielder, shone in the Test series against Australia. Vihari was dropped when Shreyas Iyer unexpectedly joined the team.
Despite being named in the ODI-T20 squad, Suryakumar Yadav has yet to get a chance in the Tests. He was included in the Test squad against England but did not play. Surprisingly, the former T20 World Cup member was not in the India A squad for the series against South Africa.
(AP / PTI)