Indian Squad for Future: In India, Cricket is considered as a religion. It is the only game with an enormous amount of fan-base in the country and obviously, Cricket seems to be the talk of the town for all time. With a huge populace and a vast number of talents playing cricket for the Indian squad, there always exists healthy competition among the players of the game.
There are certain players who obtain their chances at a very young age to show a glance of their ability while playing for their country in the U19 tournaments. Following are the probable playing 11 who can be seen contributing to the Indian squad for the next five years:
Probable 11 for Indian Squad for Future
1. Virat Kohli:
Undoubtedly, with his extraordinary fitness and mind-blowing captaincy, the aggressive captain Virat Kohli will be available for the selection into the squad and has the capability to lead the team. Arguably Kohli is one of the finest and record-breaking batsmen produced by the country. He is called the king of chases. He has a massive record in his batting performance with 41 & 49 centuries and half-centuries in ODI and 25 & 20 Centuries and half-centuries in Tests as of now respectively. Leading the rankings released by ICC in both the test and ODI, he is regarded as one of the world’s toughest batsmen.
2. Lokesh Rahul:
KL Rahul, the Karnataka player is a right-hand batsman and is emerging as a promising player of the nation. He has set a record of being the only opener in both the ODI Test formats to score a century in first innings of the match. Once, he gets the momentum he would become the unstoppable run-getter for his team. Even though it is a tough phase to score as an opener he tries to provide as much as possible for his team always. He will definitely be a capable opener for the national side so soon.
3. Shreyas Iyer:
Shreyas Iyer, the 24-year right-handed batsmen are the present Captain of the Delhi Capitals team in 2019 IPL tournament. Leading the DC team fabulously this year seems to be another promising player for the nation. Definitely, he would be the player to watch out for in the upcoming tournaments for the team. He has a far-fetched record in the Ranji trophy and also at the domestic level matches. He is one of the attacking top order batsmen who are capable of scoring plenty of runs. He is expected to be one of the finest finding for the Indian squad in the near future.
4. Rishab Pant:
The 21-year-old Rishab is a left-handed batsman cum wicket-keeper and a talented player got from the 2016 U19 WC and also considered as one of the rapidly rising batsmen. He is a vicious player with a talent to hit the ball straight away to the boundary rope. He has also been named as the emerging cricketer of the year for 2018 by Indian Cricket Council. He has a lot of possibilities to set a strong place in the national team and continue to create records.
5. Sanju Samson:
Sanju Samson was introduced in 2013 and has attracted lots of attention with his calm and composed personality. He has not yet played many games for the national side but still is expected to play a major role for the team being a batsman cum wicket-keeper. He still keeps on working on his strengths to improve his performance level to be one of the promising players for the national team in the future.
6. Shubman Gill:
The 19-year-old Shubman is a huge stride for the nation from being the player of the series of India’s triumphant in the U19 WC in 2018 to being the nation’s up-to-the-minute ODI cricketer. He has been inspired a lot by the “Wall of Indian Cricket”, Rahul Dravid. In February 2017 was the debut match for the young player and made his entry into the Ranji trophy during November month of the same year. He has an extraordinary talent to score big he enters the team. even the Dada of the Indian Team has commented that he is a bit like Kane Williamson and Brian Lara, and that’s just amazing, right? to hear such words from a legend. So, Shubman is more likely to be available for the selectors for further games.
7. Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya is an aggressive all-rounder for the Indian Team. With his aggressive attitude and hard-hitting nature, he can even change the course of the game so soon. When it comes to bowling, by bowling at proper line and length, he has the capability to dismiss the threatening opposite batsmen. And in the fielding side, he is another boon for the team where he tries his best every time to either to catch or restrict the ball without reaching the boundary line. For sure, Pandya will be an effective all-rounder for the squad contributing in all the three departments.
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar:
Indian Squad for Future: The Bhuvi of Indian team is an already set bowler who can also contribute with the bat for his team. For 2019, he is leading the SunRisers Hyderabad Team with quite a confidence and also with good winning numbers. At present, he is the leading medium-fast bowler for the Indian side threatening his opposition. Having played in all the formats of the game, he is a well-experienced and trustable player always. Due to poor fitness, he was not able to make to the World Cup 2015 and played only match against UAE. As of now, he is also named for the 2019 WC squad to lead the Indian bowling attack.
9. Kuldeep Yadav:
Kuldeep Yadav is the debut “Chinaman” bowler for the Indian squad. He is a left-arm bowler. The bowler ever since 2017 had made it difficult for the opposite team batsmen to score runs from his delivery. His records include 87 wickets in just 44 ODIs with an economy of 4.93 and an average of 21.74 which also involves four 4 wicket hauls. The opposite teams for sure will make strategies to handle the chinaman bowler. As the credit for his contribution to the team, he has been selected for the 2019 WC and is expected to increase his chances to stay in the team for years.
10. Yuzvendra Chahal:
The young right-arm leg spinner is an equally leading bowler against the opposition team in the current era. His unexpected googlies are continuing to be tough a trouble to handle for any of the teams. Out of 41 ODIs played by him so far, the wickets picked by him are 72 with an average of 24.61 and an economy of 4.89 which includes 0ne 4 wicket haul. He has the intense possibilities to remain in the squad for a very long time and show-case his attack.
11. Jasprit Bumrah:
Indian Squad for Future: Jasprit Bumrah, the dangerous death bowler is a player that the team has been desperately searching for. Until now, he has a record of 49 wickets in 10 test matches, 85 wickets in 49 ODI’s and 51 wickets in the 42 T20 games. His variations and quick-arm action on the bowling side has been one of the interesting factors in the job. Beginning with the slower deliveries to reverse-swinging Yorkers at the death overs prove to be an essential part in his contribution to the team. In the near future, he is expected to be much vital element for the nation.
Conclusion: For each and every tournaments and series the selectors would look keenly to choose the right players for the right spots. So, it is the capability and attitude of the players that would lead them to step forward and throw in their part to their team.