Rahul Dravid has started his second innings as the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team. The recently concluded first T20 international between India and New Zealand on Wednesday marked the start of Rahul Dravid Era in the Indian Cricket. Under the tutelage of a new Indian head coach, Indian Cricket will begin a rebuilding phase.
Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new captain of the Indian Cricket Team in T20 cricket. Virat Kohli will continue to lead the team in the other two formats. Indian Cricket began the Rahul Dravid-Era with a 5-wicket win against New Zealand in the first of the three-match T20 series on Wednesday.
Young all-rounder, Venkatesh Iyer made his international debut in that game. He scored a boundary on the very first ball he faced before getting out on the next delivery. In the next two years till the 2023 World Cup, several other Indian youngsters are likely to make their debut for the Indian Cricket Team. Here’s a look at five potential candidates for the same.
5 Young Indian Players Who Might Be Inducted In The Senior Team In The Rahul Dravid Era
1. Devdutt Padikkal
Consistent performances in IPL and in other domestic cricket tournaments for the last couple of years helped Devdutt Padikkal play for the Indian Cricket Team on the tour to Sri Lanka earlier this year. He played two T20 internationals, scoring 38 runs at an average of 19. However, that was for a second-string team as the senior team had gone to England at that time.
Devdutt Padikkal has been piling on runs consistently for quite a while and it isn’t going to take long when he will be inducted in the senior team. Padikkal was the highest run-getter for RCB in the 2020 edition of the tournament. He then scored the second most number of runs only behind Prithvi Shaw in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 737 runs in 7 matches during the tournament. In IPL 2021, Padikkal scored 411 runs in 14 matches at an average of 31.61 and a strike rate of 125.30.