Team India scripted a historic win at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on the last day of the match after a spectacular bowling performance in the last two sessions. But, how many of you remember the 2014 Lord’s Test and the best performers from that series.
Overall, England won the five match Test series in 2014 by a 3-1 margin, but the one came for India at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. India won the match thanks to Ishant Sharma’s seven wickets in the 2nd inning. But, other than him, some players shone during the game and the series, but in 2021, all those names have faded away. Here we present to you 5 Brilliant Players from India vs. England 2014 Lord’s Test who have faded away and are no longer part of their national team.
1. Murali Vijay, India
Murali Vijay was India’s first-choice opener for the 2014 Test series against England with Shikhar Dhawan. Vijay was one of the highest run scorers of the series and the highest scorer for India, with 402 runs in the series.
Murali Vijay missed out on a century in the 2nd inning of the Lord’s Test, while he also added 24 runs in the 1st inning. He also contributed with the ball as he managed to pick up one wicket in his 3 overs that he bowled. He continued to represent India till 2018, however a decline in form and better players coming through meant the player never appeared for India again in Test cricket after 2018.
2. Stuart Binny, India
Stuart Binny is not a very big name in Test cricket for India but has proved quite a handy player in limited-overs cricket. Binny has only played 6 Test matches for India, scored 194 runs, and picked up three wickets.
He didn’t have a very good England series in 2014 and has been dropped from the Indian team ever since then. Another reason is the rise of quality all-rounders and pacers breaking through into the Indian cricket team. Stuart Binny last represented India in 2015 in the Test series against South Africa; ever since that, he is missing from the Indian team’s Test squad.
3. Liam Plunkett, England
Another important name from India vs England series and the Lord’s match is Liam Plunkett, but it turned out that the Lord’s Test match was his last Test match ever in the England team’s jersey.
The English right-arm fast bowler made his England debut for England in 2005 and made several appearances for England on some occasions, and was not a regular for the Three Lions. Plunkett has played 13 Test matches and has picked up 43 wickets, but after the Lord’s Test match, Plunkett did not get chance to play red-ball cricket for England.
4. Sam Robson, England
The Australia born English batsman has represented England in the Test cricket only. Robson made his debut for England in the series against Sri Lanka and lost his place after the India series.
However, Robson was a crucial player for England in the series against India as the right-hand batsman scored 165 runs for England and was one of the best scoring players for them. However, he was never seen in England colors after the India series.
5. Gary Ballance, England
Ballance was one of the best players of the series, scoring the 2nd highest run with 503 runs, few runs behind Joe Root. He was in top form in the Lord’s Test, scoring a brilliant 110 in the 1st inning while added 27 runs in the 2nd inning.
Gary Ballance scored only 219 runs in 2016 in 6 matches and 85 runs in 2017 in 2 games. Ballance made his debut in 2014 against Australia and went on to play for the Three Lions till 2017. However, a dip in form led to the player’s removal from the England squad. Ballance ever since then nowhere near the England team, and the fans might not even remember him