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6 Indian cricketers who played only 1 match in T20 World Cup

Playing for India in the T20 World Cup is the dream of every cricketer. The T20 WC is watched everywhere in the world.

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Playing for India in the T20 World Cup is the dream of every cricketer. The T20 WC is watched everywhere in the world, with lakhs of fans tuning in to watch the matches live on the platforms available. India were the inaugural champions of this tournament.

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Due to IPL, there is a high level of competition to make it to the Indian squad. Some players were dropped after just one game at the grand stage. Here’s a list of six such players.

1. Rahul Chahar played only 1 match in T20 World Cup

Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was a surprise pick in India’s 2021 T20 WC squad. He was picked in the team for the dead rubber against Namibia, where he returned wicketless.

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2. Ashok Dinda played only 1 match in T20 World Cup 2012

Former Indian pacer Ashok Dinda got only one match at the grand stage as well. It was against England at the R Premadasa Stadium in the group stage of the 2012 T20 WC.

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3. Deepak Hooda

Deepak Hooda was once touted as Virat Kohli’s replacement at number three in T20Is. However, he has faded away now. In 2022, he played one T20 WC game against South Africa, where he got out for a duck.

4. Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan made his T20 WC debut against New Zealand in 2021 as an opener. He scored just four runs, and since India lost, he was dropped from the playing XI.

5. Manish Pandey

Not many fans would know that Manish Pandey played for India in the T20 WC 2016 semifinal. He did not get a chance to bat in that game against West Indies.

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6. Vinay Kumar

Former Indian fast bowler Vinay Kumar made his T20I debut at the grand stage of the 2010 T20 WC against Sri Lanka. He took two wickets but never played at the grand stage again.