India, Young Cricketers, Batting Positions
Young Cricketers could be ideal for such batting positions. Photo Credit: Web/Twitter.

Last Update on: August 17th, 2018 at 08:00 pm

When it comes to talent especially the batting one, it is something that India never lacked. Whether it will be the era of pre-2000 when we had likes like Sunil Gavaskar or legendary Kapil Dev or be it post-2000, India dominated while introduced the talented young cricketers. We’ll be shedding a light on the batting positions of such young guns in a nutshell.

After 2000, India had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman. In the present time, it is the side of Virat Kohli that is looking like a strong team now.

Choosing a right player for the proper format is a difficult job when it comes to giving a particular slot in the team to prodigious unearthed talent, things become more complicated.

On that note, let us have a look towards the ideal batting positions for possible next greats (young cricketers) of Indian cricket.

Prithvi Shaw:

Prithvi Shaw shares a similar city and the same glimpses of the earlier version of Sachin Tendulkar. For this very reason, Shaw is hyped up as a next Tendulkar of the Indian team.

Ideal Batting Positions for Five Young Cricketers of India
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The 18-year old, Shaw would be a perfect man for the opening slot. Shaw got the limelight after slamming a record 546 in a Harris Shield match in Mumbai.

The knock helped Shaw to earn a deal of INR 36 lakh with SG as a deal for the bat. He smashed his maiden Ranji Trophy century in just the second match of his career that made people take a serious look at the Mumbaikar.

Shubman Gill:

Gill is in the league of his own when it comes with rest of the team members. He is slamming big knocks one after another under the supervision of Rahul Dravid in Under-19 team.

Ideal Batting Positions for Five Young Cricketers of India
Shubman Gill played a significant role in the Under-19 WC victory. Photo credit: Web.

The number four slot is the ideal one for the 18-year old star. Many believe that Gill shares a similar mould to that of Virat Kohli and is a player to watch in future.

Rishabh Pant:

The swashbuckling Pant is enjoying his phenomenal success that earned his call in the national team.

Pant is likely to make his debut in the third Test match of the pivotal five-match Test series against the Three Lions.

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India’s Rishabh Pant would be eyeing to make his Test debut in the third Test. Image Courtesy: Getty Images.

The southpaw Pant is a perfect batting material for number six slot in the nearby future. Though only in his 20s, he is a conventional fair contender as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

Pant came into the limelight after playing a brutal knock of 24-ball 74 in Under-19 World Cup in 2016.

Ideal Batting Positions for Young Cricketers of India:

Rishabh Pant earned the call after being top scorer from his side in Indian Premier League’s (IPL) edition 2018. Besides being a mainstay of India A, he gets a due consideration as a successor of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Nitish Rana:

Nitish Rana was the only brighter part to the bleak season of Delhi in domestic during the season 2015-16. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-final 2016-17, he finished the Tournament with 299 runs and struck 21 sixes most by any in the tournament.

Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana plays a sweep shot. (Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS)

Rana is an aggressive left-hand batsman who has an ideal position of number five in the future Indian team. He also bowls as a part-time off-spinner that adds a major value.

Due to his long hitting abilities, Mumbai Indians under the leadership of Rohit Sharma brought him in the edition 2015 auction for INR 10 lakh. However, Rana did not play a game in the IPL 2015. But he was eventually retained by Indians ahead of the IPL 2016 auction.

Mayank Agarwal:

Mayank Agarwal has become a new mainstay of India A replacing Rishabh Pant, who earned his first Test nod. Agarwal models a similar batting style as that of Virender Sehwag.

In the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2008-09, Agarwal struck 432 runs at an average of 54 in five matches. He slammed a match-winning 160 for India Under-19 against Australia while playing at Hobart in 2009.

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India A batsman Mayank Agarwal during his innings of 151 during the tour match at Grace Road, Leicester. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ideal Batting Positions for Young Cricketers of India:

As India is having a deficiency of an impactful opener like Virender Sehwag, Agarwal is a golden opportunity to fill his boots.

He switched to Delhi Daredevils (DD) in IPL 2014 edition and his switching fairly muted in his first two seasons. He was playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 2011-2013.

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