India's top two spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, as per the ICC rankings, are finding it impossible to make a comeback to the India squad in the shorter formats. They might be indispensable in Tests, but the spin duo just can't get a break in ODIs and T20s. After being 'rested' for the ODI series against Sri Lanka and Australia, Ashwin and Jadeja were once again left out for the Twenty20 series against the visiting Australians. And while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav's performances in recent times has not helped Ashwin and Jadeja's cause, Indian cricket fans are not too happy with the decision to leave them out of the squad.
Since the start of the 2015 World Cup till the final ODI in Nagpur against Australia, India have played 55 ODIs, but Ashwin and Jadeja have featured in less than half of those games.
While selectors have chosen to use the word 'rested' for leaving the pair out, it is important to note that they have still been playing, with Ashwin plying his trade in the English county and doing well.