The last few seasons have gone brilliant for Indian National Cricket Team across the formats. They have made giant strides in the game of cricket to become one of the best sides in world cricket. During the course, they found the right squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 with potential standby players as well. Meanwhile, it is also the time to invest their time on a few players for the upcoming ICC T20I World Cup 2020.
Here are they:
6. Shubman Gill:
The right-handed batsman has done brilliantly in the recent past for whatever side he has been represented. His incredible run of form also helped him to break into the Indian National Cricket Team for the series against New Zealand. However, it wasn’t a successful stint for the youngster, as Trent Boult showed his class there.
But, the Punjab lad can be the player to bank on for the future of the Indian cricket. He can be the player, who can win you the matches on a consistent basis. Gill already proved his worth in domestic circuit and also played brilliantly in Indian Premier League 2018. If he gets the proper run and backing from BCCI, he might well be an asset for India.
Mind you, he was the key when India lifted ICC Under-19 World Cup under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw.
5. Nitish Rana:
The left-handed batsman has matured a lot to make things fall in place for him. He had an incredible season when he played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017 and repeated the show for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018. Besides that, he is a consistent run-scorer for the team in the domestic circuit as well.
He can turn out to be the match-winner for the team during the crunch situations of the game. His ability to deliver the goods under immense pressure and ability play at any number would certainly favour the team by all means. Being left-handed, Nitish Rana can bring variety to the side as well.
So far in 65 T20 matches, Rana has scored 1426 runs with a best of 97 and a strike rate of 135.42.
4. Ishan Kishan:
Yet another cricketer, who got impeccable skills of whacking the ball on a consistent basis. He can open the innings and smash those deliveries out of the park right from the word go. The flamboyant batsman recently registered consecutive centuries in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019. Ishan Kishan would certainly be on the radar to push for a place in the Indian team.
Besides that, he already got enormous experience under his belt, as he played for numerous teams. Currently, he is with Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League. The Jharkhand Wicketkeeper can change the complexion of the game with his attacking strokes. He would certainly be one of the players for the future of the Indian side.
The left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper has 1407 runs in 58 T20 matches with a best of 113*
3. Shivam Dube:
The Mumbai youngster will certainly be one to look out for the future. He has been a revelation in the recently-concluded Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season with his skills in both sections of the game. He got the skills of changing the colour of the game with his ability to bowl and bat during crunch situations of the game.
Besides that, Dubey’s big-hitting abilities came into limelight when he whacked five sixes in an over off leggie Pravin Tambe, during the eliminator game of inaugural Mumbai T20 league earlier this year. Certainly, he would be the player to watch out. Why not when he is from such a rare breed of a fast-bowling all-rounder.
Shivam Dube set to play under Virat Kohli in Indian Premier League 2019.
2. Prithvi Shaw:
The right-handed batsman Prithvi Shaw is surely one of the players to watch out for the future. There are already quite a few statements on the youngster’s skills, who is being compared him to Sachin Tendulkar. The youngster recently broke into the national team in the red-ball cricket, where he did exceptionally well.
He is equally brilliant in knocking the ball at a great strike rate in the T20 format of the game. He already proved his skills in India’s domestic T20 tournament and will soonly break into the limited overs side of the Indian National Cricket Team. The wonder kid of India got the required ingredients in him to make things fall in place for him.
Prithvi Shaw recently made his debut for India in Test format.
1. Shreyas Iyer:
The right-handed batsman is one of the unluckiest youngsters in Indian cricket. He did everything that a player should do to achieve a place in the Indian team. Unfortunately, he always ended up on the wrong side of things. However, he never stopped scoring runs to his name in the domestic circuit. He also got the nerves to seal the victory under pressure.
He is even leading a franchise in the pressure-filled tournament like Indian Premier League. He got a great run tally under his belt to walk straight into the Indian team but the team balance for Indian side and the heavy competition is putting him away from the team. Hopefully, he will get the nod in a quick time.
In 78 T20 matches, Iyer has scored 2164 runs with a strike rate of 135.08 and a best of 147.