5 Players who can make their India debut before T20 World Cup 2020
India have around 25-odd T20Is to play before the T20 World Cup.
Updated - Sep 22, 2019 12:24 pm
International cricket is a relentless treadmill. It just goes on, and on and on. Not that we are complaining! So, here we are now! Its that time of the cricket season where one major event has ended and the next one is upon us. And back-to-back. Yep! The next two years will see the best teams in the world battle it out in two successive ICC T20 World Cups for the right to be crowned as the Twenty20 World Champions.
So, with 12 months and a bit to go, all teams have now shrugged off whatever the ignominy there was of their unsuccessful 2019 World Cup campaign and have well-and-truly gone to the drawing board to prepare for the next marquee event. Team India will have 25 odd T20Is to experiment with different combinations/players and try and come out with a world-beating unit. And, speaking of players, India has a plethora of precociously talented youngsters who they can try in the upcoming months.
Here we bring you five players who can make their India debut before T20 World Cup 2020:
5. Shubman Gill
It is a travesty really that a guy boasting of the talent like Shubman Gill has still not made his debut in the shortest format of the game for the national side. Ever since he made his debut in domestic cricket, the Punjab batsman has been in the news for all the right reasons.
From being the highest run-getter in India’s 2018 U19 World Cup campaign to becoming the mainstay for Punjab and India A in red-ball cricket, the teenager has come a long way in his brief cricket career. His shot-making- especially the cover-drive and the flat-arm jab- force people to compare him, Virat Kohli.
His swashbuckling form in first-class cricket has earned him a national call-up for the Test side but with India opting to show more trust in experience over-exuberance of youth, the Punjab batsman was denied entry in the shortest format of the game for the second successive T20I series. In 32 T20s, Gill has scored 614 runs at an average of 32.31 and a strike-rate of 132.90.