Five Fresh Faces Of India Who May Feature In ICC Twenty20 World Cup
Team India is in full flow in England. After displaying some fantastic performance in limited overs, India faced reverses in the first two Test matches of the series. Team India will be hoping for a miraculous return to create the history.
With the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 less than two years away, the limited overs format is a focal point right now. The Twenty20 2020 is scheduled to commence from 18 October to 15 November, and it will be held in Australia.
A battery of players has come up with some good performances in domestic cricket and Indian Premier League. With so much variety, there is the abundance of talent, and it will be a tough call from selectors to decide a squad.
However, many players can make it to squad considering they have not made their debut yet or have played few games only. Some players are knocking the doors of selectors one surreal performance after another.
We will look at five such players who can make their dreams come true in the build-up to the ICC Twenty20 2020.
Pandya is one among those uncapped players who are the most sought after names in Indian Premier League. He is known for his hard-hitting ability with a left-arm spin that puts him in the lower order all-rounder category.
In 2016, Mumbai Indians spent two crores on him despite the fact that Pandya had not played a single First-class game at that time. He proved the decision of the franchise right by impressing straightaway.
Pandya made it to T20 series against England when he featured for injured Washington Sundar. Although, he did not get a single game in the three-matches T20 series he signed off with good memories. He is a strong contender in the next big event of T20I format.
Mavi was a vital member of the Under-19 World Cup squad that lifted the trophy in 2018. He represents the upcoming talented lot of Indian fast-bowling.
Though not a tall man, Mavi looks like his icon, Dale Steyn with the same fierce pace. He consistently crosses the mark of 140+ and is improving with every passing day.
Mavi got a nod from Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League edition 2018. KKR spent a hefty amount of 2 crore rupees on him. He too can make it to the India squad for the next World T20.
Gowtham is an emerging off-spinner and explosive lower order batsman from Karnataka.
He is groomed by Erapalli Prasanna and under his supervision, he made his first-class debut in 2012. After some rejuvenation, Gowtham claimed 27 scalps in eight matches while playing for Ranji Trophy representing Karnataka.
After intense bidding, Mumbai Indians brought him for a whopping amount of 2 crores. He is looking as a prospect especially for Twenty20 2020.
He is the latest addition to the familial batting production line up of India. Gill served as a deputy of Prithvi Shaw as the team lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2018.
Batting at a number three slot, Gill held the responsibility very well that helped India to record fourth world title. At an average of 104.50, he finished the World Cup with 418 runs.
Havinga similar kind of mold as that of Virat Kohli, Gill displays a similar bottom-handed technique. He is a promising future prospect for the Indian team in future.
Before snaffling up for the auction in Indian Premier League, Nitish finished his 2017-18 on highs. He churned 613 runs in 8 games at an average of 55.72
In the IPL 2018, he put a string of match-winning scores and helped Kolkata Knight Riders make it to the playoffs. Rana has five half-centuries in just 32 games of IPL and averages 26.46. Besides this, he is a part-time bowling option as well.