As Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is having a keen eye on the performers of the ongoing Indian Premier League, the selection committee would be having tough time to announce the name of 15-member squad for Men in Blue, for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England which is scheduled from June 1st.
The selectors have to announce the squad by or before April 30 according to the International Council’s Rules and Regulations.
Shikhar Dhawan is likely to get slotted as a backup opener and there are also some familiar names, who might get ignored despite doing quite well for the national team, in the recent past at home or away conditions.
Indian had good young prospects warming the bench following the success of Indian Premier League which is celebrating its tenth year this season.
After India claimed the series 2-1 against Australia at home, several star players joined IPL franchises to play the short-paced tournament before they will wrestle in England against other seven countries for one of the major titles.
Aggressive Virat Kohli would be eyeing the glory as ICC Champions Trophy is just 40 days away which seems relatively short period for the die-hard fans.
The hustle and bustle of the short-paced tournament have brought sudden surge amount the fans, who turn to the stadium to cheer for the respective franchises.
We’ve further witnessed players getting injured at the crucial juncture whereas, the sudden drop in form of the players have been another major blow for the respective teams.
However, India did well under the tutelage of Virat Kohli in Tests as they further claimed the One-day International series 3-2 against New Zealand before wrapping the three-match series 2-1 against New Zealand in January this year.
There are many players, who are waiting to find the berth for 50-over coveted Trophy following the remarkable performances in the recent past.
In a mouthwatering contest, India is scheduled to play arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Here’re the five players who might get skipped for the Champions Trophy 2017: