5 unexpected India call-ups which might happen for T20 World Cup 2020
The Indian team will definitely be going into the 2020 edition of the T20I World Cup with best of talents in the squad.
Updated - Feb 25, 2020 11:43 am
All the teams participating in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, that is all set to begin in November this year in Australia, would have started the search for the players, who they would be sending to play in the tournament. And, so would have Virat Kohli and the Indian team’s management. The best opportunity for fishing out the best players, will the IPL and the domestic matches. And they will certainly keep a close view on every possible contenders’ performance in the tournaments.
The Indian team will definitely be going into the 2020 edition of the T20I World Cup with best of talents in the squad and selectors too would want to put in their best while picking out the gems from the bag of the vast talent pool that we have in our country. And, sometimes they might want to take a chance with certain players, that might pay them off really well.
Here’s at five such names who are not the front runners for a place in the squad, but, on whom the selectors would place their bets on:
5. Suresh Raina
One of the stalwarts of the shortest form of the sport often called ‘Mr. IPL’ by his fans, Suresh Raina hasn’t been seen in Indian colours for quite some time now. But, his possibility of making a return to international cricket cannot be ruled out as yet.
Raina, who last played for India, in 2018, after making a return to cricket after a year back into international cricket, can be seen possibly making a return again to the sport in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. The last time he played some quality competitive cricket was in 2019 IPL, where he scored.
In that edition of the tournament, he scored a good 383 runs, in 17 matches, maintaining a strike rate of 121.97. He also has a proven track record with the ball in hand too, and his fielding skills need no introduction of any sorts. Raina, recently also had expressed his interest in playing the T20 World Cup and had told that he will be putting his best effort into making a comeback into the team.
So, if he has a great IPL season in 2020, and clears all the fitness tests, which he probably will. He does have a strong chance of getting a ticket to fly down to Australia for the multi-nation tournament. And, helping the team in the middle-order with his skills and experience.