Indian cricket has witnessed several players shining on the international stage but there have been also those who could only get to play more than a single Test match.
Yuvraj of Patiala was the first cricketer to earn the dubious distinction of playing just one Test match in his career. But the list of such players getting to feature in a sole Test is huge.
Here are some players who failed to get a second chance in the longest format of the game after making their debuts.
Shahbaz Nadeem Wickets – 4, Best bowling 2/18
Karn Sharma Wickets – 4, Best bowling – 2/95
Naman Ojha Runs – 56, Highest – 35, Average – 28.00
Jaydev Unadkat Wickets – 0
R Vinay Kumar Wickets – 1, Best bowling – 1/73
Nikhil Chopra Wickets – 0
Saba Karim Runs – 15, Highest – 15
Robin Singh Runs – 27, Highest – 15
Salil Ankola Wickets – 2, Best bowling – 1/35
Iqbal Siddiqui Runs – 29, Highest – 24
One of the biggest reasons for such players not getting a second chance in the Test side is that they failed to impress the team management and selectors with their effort in their debut game, while there have also been instances when the team got better players to replace them.