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Craving the Pitch: This Player’s Yearning to Represent Team India in T20 Matches – Career at Stake

Indian Cricket Triumphs with 2-0 Victory Over Ireland in T20 Series

The Indian cricket team exhibited dominance by clinching the three-match T20 series against Ireland with a commanding 2-0 score. Inclement weather marred the series opener, which was decided under DLS rules, favoring India. The second T20 match witnessed a stellar 33-run victory for India. However, the final match was abandoned due to rain. Despite the success, this series was marked by disappointment for a particular player within Team India, who remained benched throughout.

A Year Without T20 Cricket for India

Leading Team India in the T20 series against Ireland was Jasprit Bumrah, under whose captaincy 26-year-old pace sensation Avesh Khan did not get a chance to play a single match. Avesh Khan had been absent from T20 matches for India for a year. Notably, he was also part of the squad in the 5-match T20 series against West Indies before the Ireland series, but he couldn’t secure a spot in the playing eleven.

Final Appearance in Asia Cup 2022

Avesh Khan’s final T20 match for Team India was during the Asia Cup 2022, where his performance left much to be desired. His last ODI match for India was against South Africa in October 2022. Avesh Khan has participated in 15 T20 matches and 5 ODIs for Team India so far. In T20 matches, he has taken 13 wickets at an economy rate of 9.11. In ODIs, he has secured 3 wickets.

Exclusion Due to Expensive Bowling

During the Asia Cup 2022, Avesh Khan’s fast bowling turned out to be a major liability for Team India. In a match against Pakistan, he conceded 19 runs in 2 overs, managing only 1 wicket. Against Hong Kong, he gave away 53 runs in 4 overs with an economy rate of 13.25 and took just 1 wicket. Post this match, he has not played a single T20 for India. While he secured a spot in Team India based on IPL performances, his international cricket career hasn’t been as successful yet.