3 players who should be fast-tracked to the Indian team for the 2020 T20 World Cup
These players have all the attributes to become successful T20 stars so the Indian team management should consider including them in the national set-up.
Updated - Sep 15, 2019 6:28 pm
After the high octane action in the 50 overs World Cup, all the teams have now turned their attention to the next year’s T20 championship. Most of the contenders have prepared their schedule keeping the gala event in the mind. Particularly the Indian team who are going to play as much as 5 T20 series in the next 6 months.
Again Virat Kohli’s men will be the hot favorites because of the talent involved in the country’s cricketing system. Though Men in Blue have a settled unit they have already started testing out different combinations in order to shape up a quality side for Down Under. Amidst their preparations, they should also give opportunities to players who have proved their mettle in the domestic arena and IPL.
Here is the list of 3 players who should be fast-tracked to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup
1) Shubman Gill
A beautiful bat swing, classy shot-making, imperial timing you name it and Shubman Gill will put up a show with all these attributes. The Punjab teenager has turned into a sensation in the span of two years. With each outing, he is making a strong case for a permanent locker in the Indian team. He is deemed the next batting maestro from the country.
Recently he was again making headlines when he stroked a double century against the Windies A in a first-class game. Before that, he was also in the red-hot form in the IPL 2019. While opening the innings for the Kolkata franchise he awed the audience with his batting displays. He is a rare youngster who seems in complete control across formats and that’s why he should be quickly added to the senior set-up.
Particularly he should be a part of the Indian squad in the next year’s T20 championship. As the regular openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are on the other side of 30’s they will be more injury-prone. In case one of them is sidelined Gill can effectively fill the void as he has the temperament to succeed in ICC events. He has the ability to impose himself on the opposition and it is a quality associated with world-class players.