5 Indians who might play the Asia XI vs World XI game

5 Indians who might play the Asia XI vs World XI game

Since the dates of this series are clashing with the ODI series between India and South Africa, it will be interesting to see if the Indian players take part in this series.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The long wait of the cricket universe culminated when Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the schedule for the iconic series between Asia XI and World XI. Although the series will feature only two games, it will gain a lot of traction from the world as this is the first time in a long time the fans will witness a battle between the best XI from Asia and the best XI from the rest of the world.

Since the dates of this series are clashing with the ODI series between India and South Africa, it will be interesting to see if the Indian players take part in this series. However, BCB had requested BCCI to send at least five players to take part in the games which have even got international recognition from ICC.

Hence, the Indian fans should expect 5 Indian players to be a part of this series and here are the likely candidates:

1. Jaydev Unadkat 

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Saurashtra’s left-arm fast bowler, Jaydev Unadkat grabbed the headlines after his incredible performance for Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 edition of the IPL. The pacer even earned a place in the international team because of his top-class performances with the ball but, he could not play with consistency.

Unadkat’s bowling style became predictable as he soon went out of favour. Since he is unlikely to be a part of the Indian ODI squad for the series against South Africa, he will be available to play in the Asia XI vs World XI. Given that there is always a high demand for left-arm seamers in limited-overs cricket, Unadkat may earn a place in the team.

These matches will also help him warm-up for the 2020 edition of IPL as there will be players from all over the world taking part in this series. Unadkat is likely to be one of India’s representatives.