With the increase of workload on the players, the selection committee might opt for the youngsters to take on the Windies ODI team. It is expected that the major players of the team will be given rest by handing debuts for the youngsters. Here are the 5 expected fresh faces for the ODI series against Windies.
India can give some opportunities to these youngsters to test out the bench strength. The Men in Blue have approximately 18 ODIs left before the World Cup. Thus, India will look to hand some more opportunities for the young lads to give them their deserved chances.
Top five expected fresh faces for the ODI series against Windies:
5. Shubman Gill:
The Punjab lad can get the maiden call-up for the ODI series against Windies. He has been pretty consistent in the domestic unit and already knocked bulk of runs in his kitty for India A as well.
Pressing his case further, he recently knocked sensational tallies in the ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy while playing for Punjab. Most Probably, Shubman Gill will be on the selection table for the ODI team choices against Windies.
4. Mohammed Siraj:
Yes, the Hyderabadi pacer has improved tremendously well after his poor T20I stint with Team India. He worked his way under Rahul Dravid and registered stunning performances while playing for India A.
He also received the call-up for Test matches against Windies. Possibly, Indian team management will give a look at him for the upcoming series.
3. Prithvi Shaw:
The 18-year-old prodigy has become the talk of the town after his sensational hundred on his debut game at Rajkot. His attacking and fearless approach might push the selectors to give him a chance in the ODI circuit as well.
Though the slots in the team aren’t vacant for the youngster, there is a chance if the selectors want to rest Shikhar Dhawan or Rohit Sharma. Already, he has given a good push to his name for the tour of Australia.
2. Krunal Pandya:
It has taken a long time for Krunal Pandya to get noticed. He is doing everything to get into the national team with his performances in domestic tournaments. However, luck isn’t helping Krunal Pandya as the all-rounders’ slot isn’t available at the moment.
His younger brother’s place was taken by Ravindra Jadeja in the Asia Cup 2018. As Hardik Pandya is still recovering from the acute back injury, his older brother can be given his chance.
1. Rishabh Pant:
Perhaps, the inclusion of Rishabh Pant is the current big question in Indian cricket. With MS Dhoni in the ranks, the inclusion of Rishabh Pant will certainly raise a lot of questions.
However, Rishabh Pant thoroughly deserves to be in the Indian side against Windies. There is also a chance that Rishabh Pant will be included in the team in the place of Kedar Jadhav, who pulled his hamstring in the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh.