5. Chetan Sakariya
Well, this might be the most outlandish but it isn’t impossible if you really think hard about it. There are things that Sakariya can offer which no other pacers in this current Indian team can provide. The young pacer from Saurashtra has shown his ability to bowl good lines consistently and wait for the rewards.
4. Mohammed Siraj
A year ago if Siraj would have been anywhere near the India team’s squad for the T20 World Cup, a lot of people would have assumed he is in the reserves. Siraj is a much better bowler and his upward rise has been tremendous to watch, as India had longed for an out and out fast-bowler and he is just that.
3. Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya has already played 19 T20Is for India and in them, he has shown his capabilities to deliver with the bat and with the ball. The senior Pandya is someone who is a bit of both, but a lot more trustable. With the ball, he presents unique challenges, taking the ball away from the right-hander, the low trajectory of bounce with low arm action and as a bowler, his lines are tight.
2. Ishan Kishan
Much like Varun Chakravarthy, IPL 2020 can be considered Ishan Kishan’s breakthrough season. He managed to score more than 500 runs for Mumbai Indians at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145. That was the last thing he needed to make it to the Indian team after being a consistent performer at the domestic and India A level.
1. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy’s sudden rise in Indian cricket is definitely a story of inspiration for many young sports lovers. However, his story gets highlighted every now and then because of his success on the field. In the 2020 Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, Chakravarthy had his breakthrough season after a couple of years of teasing everyone.