He was part of the Indian squads that won the inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007 and the ICC World Cup in 2011, but eight years after making his Test debut as a 17-year-old, chubby leg-spinner Piyush Chawla is yet to cement his place in the national side.
Like several Indian discards, Chawla is preparing for a possible comeback to Team India as he leads Central Zone against North Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final. Is performance enough to impress the national selectors again?
"Although I did well in whatever opportunities I got, I don't know what went wrong," Chawla told ESPNCricinfo in an interview. "I did well in the World Cup, but was dropped after that. Then picked four wickets on a real flat deck in a Test against England, and was dropped thereafter. I don't know what went wrong."