5 World Cup 2019 players who can win Team India T20 World Cup 2020
The senior players have been in good form and would look to continue their stints with bat and ball.
Published - Aug 5, 2019 12:40 pm | Updated - Sep 16, 2019 4:04 pm
The 2019 World Cup is done and dusted and international cricket has kicked off once again. India, who exited in the semi-final, is in Florida where they kicked off a three-match T20I series with a win. With the next 50-over World Cup four years later, the focus has now shifted to the T20 World Cup which will take place in Australia next year.
The ‘Men in Blue’ have a hectic schedule. They have quite a few T20Is before the mega event in Australia which is scheduled to take place in October next year. Historically, India have done decently at World T20s. They were the winners in the inaugural edition. However, they didn’t make it past the Super Eight Stage for the next three editions (2009, 2010, 2012). However, they’ve been brilliant in the last two tournaments. In 2014, they reached the final only to lose to Sri Lanka. In 2016, they lost to eventual champions West Indies in the semi-final.
Hence, they will once again be looking to get their hands on the T20 World Cup. In fact, they haven’t won an ICC trophy in the last six years. Thus, they will be eyeing that elusive title and put aside the disappointment of the 2019 World Cup. So, here are five players from the 2019 World Cup squad who can help India win the T20 World Cup next year.
1. Rishabh Pant
There has been a lot of talk and hype around Rishabh Pant. The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman will most likely be MS Dhoni’s replacement across all formats. He is already India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in Test cricket and they have once again picked him in the shorter formats as well.
He flew in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan in the 2019 World Cup. However, he constantly threw away starts in the four games he played in that tournament. The Delhi stumper scored 116 runs at an average of 29.00. Pant’s shot selection was constantly in question.
However, Pant certainly showed glimpses of what he can do. He’s shown that in the IPL as well. He can turn games single-handedly and get the team over the finish line. Thus, he will be one of India’s X-factor players in the T20 World Cup next year.