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When poor form ruled Dravid out
Rajneesh Gupta
October 17, 2007

Rahul Dravid's [Images] poor run of form cost him his place in the team for the seventh and final One-Day International against Australia in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The ex-captain scored just 51 runs from the five innings he played in the series, quite easily his worst run ever.

We take a look at the number of instances when he was dropped because of poor form:


Series / TournamentMatches missed
1995-96Sharjah Cup in Sharjah
Reason: Dravid made his ODI debut at the Singer Cup in Singapore soon after the World Cup 1996 and played in both the games. He played in the first two matches of the Sharjah Cup but was then dropped for the remaining three matches
1996v England [Images] in England
Reason: Dravid was a part of the squad but played in Tests only
1996-97v Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe
Reason: Dravid was a part of the squad but wasn't selected for ODIs
1997-98v Sri Lanka [Images] in India3
1997-98Independence Cup in Dhaka5
1997-98Pepsi Tri-series in India5
1997-98Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah
Reason: Dravid missed 18 matches on a trot in 1997-98 season
1998Singer-Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka
Reason: Was not a member of the squad
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