5 players who are ready to represent India: The Sportsrush present before you five names who can qualify at the highest level now.
While this Indian Premier League has been filled with ups and downs for standout Indian players, there has been an handful of upcoming players who have grabbed their chance with both hands. Riveting performances have left us mesmerized across the course of the revered tournament have seen several Indian young players make a name for themselves in the IPL.
The manner in which these players have shouldered the brunt of the responsibility to come good for their side has been praiseworthy. Some players have delivered the goods flawlessly and dependably. It’s a testament to the immense skill set prevalent in India when it comes to the cricketing fraternity, players who require just the right platform to earn laurels at.
5 players who are ready to represent India
Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
In a season where Rajasthan Royals failed to impress, they delivered to the Indian selectors two prospective players who’ve consistently put in maverick showings. And one of them is the side’s wicket-keeper, Sanju Samson. Hitting the first hundred of this season and his second, the innings saw cricket experts and fans demand his selection to India’s world cup squad.
With a strike-rate of over 20 in the death overs, Samson’s ability to cleanly hit the ball along with play out an innings that took its time according to the requirements see him become a contender for an Indian berth.
Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)
The second incredible player that the Royals saw venture into the tournament and make a stellar name for himself was Shreyas Gopal. Ending the ball to turn massively, Gopal left many a batsmen perplexed. His dismissing two of the tournaments mainstays in Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers out twice each in the season speaks highly about him.
Gopal was also seen registering the second hat-trick of IPL 2019. The performance against the the likes of Kohli and de Villiers show the quality he possesses as a bowler. His strength lies in getting the ball to pitch in perfectly on the surface before frisking around to leave the batsmen flummoxed.
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With Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal both suffering this season, Shreyas is someone who the side could turn to in the time to come. If he continues the way he has this season, expect him to become a regular for the side soon.
Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer endured a horrid early exchange in the league. He was woeful with the bat, even worse as a captain, making all the wrong decisions for the franchisee who ever let down repeatedly due to his aberrations.
However as time passed by, his showing with the bat saw major improvements. At No. 3, he became one of the reasons that Delhi were able to put on big scores especially with Shaw falling way too soon. What he brings to the side is a batsman who can spend time in the middle and gradually build an innings that ensure that wickets are kept intact while the runs come in at a smooth rate.
While Iyer’s not known for playing quick innings and blowing bowlers apart, with 442 runs in 14 innings, he has come up with the runs for his side. If he can continue with the form and take Delhi all the way to final, the selectors will definitely have him in their minds.
Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
With a 49-ball 65 against the Kings XI Punjab, Shubman Gill showed how he has improved as a batsman in the recent year. It was an innings that proceeded his 76-run innings against one of the most articulate and well versed bowling batteries in Mumbai Indians.
Parting @IPL thoughts.
1. RCB, RR & KIX need new coaching staff.
2. Pant will now excel with his non selection for the CWC. He’ll be a star.
3. Gill is India’s next superstar.
4. India is amazingly beautiful with the most generous, kind & loving people.
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 5, 2019
Sent in to bat way down the order initially, Gill was left with not enough balls to play around with and craft an innings worthy of winning matches for the franchisee. Having said that, ever since he got promoted to the top-order, Gill took the chances afforded to him to play out well worked innings where he found it easy to find the boundary once settled in.
While Gill still has plenty of work to do, especially against the fast bowlers who get the ball to come across to him, he’s showed enough signs that he can be developed into a good player. He still needs to play out at least another year of domestic cricket and continue to show prestigious form with match-winning performances before he makes massive strides but it’s not long before he can venture into the team.
Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings)
In a sordid pace bowling attack for the Chennai Super Kings, Deepak Chahar has been the one pacer who the franchisee have ensured stays in the playing XI throughout the season. Used by the defending champions in the powerplay overs, Chahar has been economical.
His willingness to mix up both the faster and slower balls to make early inroads for the side has come good for CSK and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Chahar came to the front against KKR when he picked up 3 wickets and bowled 20 dot delivers in his 4 overs, breaking Ashish Nehra’s record set in 2009. Ever since, he’s hardly given away runs in the field restrictions, keeping his line and length to the wicket to ensure that batsmen find it a tough ask hitting him to the fence.