Last Update on: March 20th, 2020 at 04:05 pm
Before MS Dhoni made his debut for the Indian cricket team, there was a big dilemma regarding the wicketkeeping position. Now, that the former Indian skipper is approaching the fag end of his career, the same problem has confronted Team India yet again.
Players such as Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul have been taking up the wicketkeeping duties since Dhoni has been dropped from the national team.
Now, that the new selection panel has taken over, expect plenty of changes to happen.
One of the pressing issues in front of Sunil Joshi will be to find a successor for Dhoni.
Having said that, today we will take a look at five players who could be brought in to the national team to replace the experienced wicketkeeper.
Five Wicket-keeper batsmen who could play for India under the new selection panel:
5) Srikar Bharat
Coming in at number five on this list, Srikar Bharat is a young player from Andhra Pradesh, who was included in India’s squad as a replacement for Rishabh Pant against Australia for India’s recent Australia series.
In domestic cricket, Bharat has been a proven performer, having played 78 First-class matches for Andhra whilst scoring 4,283 runs in the process, including nine centuries.
Moreover, in 51 List-A matches, the 26-year-old has recorded five fifties and three centuries.
For the better part of last year, Bharat has been playing consistently for India ‘A’ and he could line up as one of the wicketkeeper-batsmen to feature for India under the new selection panel.