IPL 2021: 5 Indian players for whom IPL form is important to stay in Team India
One bad IPL season can endanger many players' spots in the national team.
Updated - Apr 6, 2021 11:30 am
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest T20 league in the world. IPL’s standards are really high and thus, it also happens to be one of the toughest leagues in the world, and not every cricketer can succeed in this league.
This is one of the major reasons why Indian selectors consider IPL as a benchmark for selecting players in the Indian team. IPL has been the reason for many players making their way into the national team. While for a few, it has been a reason for their removal as well.
In a number of instances, many Indian cricketers have had a poor IPL season, and this has resulted in them being sidelined from the Indian team. One bad IPL season can endanger many players’ spots in the national team.
In the article, we shall be taking a look at 5 Indian players for whom IPL form is important to stay in Team India:
1) Kuldeep Yadav
The upcoming IPL 2021 is going to be the most important season for Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep hasn’t been at his best for a really long time and this might just be his last opportunity. Once known as India’s “spin-wizard”, Kuldeep needs to make this season count.
Kuldeep was considered as one of the best spinners of this era back in 2018, as he was almost unplayable. Even the best of the best players from various teams struggled to pick him. It was only in late 2018 and early 2019 when batsmen started to pick him. He hasn’t been the same bowler since Moeen Ali hit him for 27 runs in an over back in 2019.
Kuldeep wasn’t even a regular for KKR last time around. KKR preferred Varun Chakravarthy over him and the latter was sensational. Kuldeep was just a pale shadow of himself in the recently concluded ODI series between India and England as well. Thus, his IPL form is important for him if he wants to remain in the Indian team.