5 Potential Players Who Can Be Future Of Indian Cricket

Sep 17, 2019   •  23 views

The 27 year old right arm pacer who played for Delhi in domestic, mainly impressed with his pace bowling. There are very very few players in India's domestic circuit who can clock 150 kmps regularly and Saini is amongst those few. In 2017/18 Ranji season he picked up 34 wickets and in the Vijay Hazare trophy he picked up 16 wickets. But he grabbed the headline while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he impressed the whole world and specially current Indian captain Virat Kohli. In July 2019 against West Indies he made his intl debut, in a T20I match where he took 3 wickets. Though till now he didn't played many intl matches but he already has displayed some glimpses of his potential to be future of Indian cricket.

4) Rishabh Pant :-

Rishabh Pant is no new name in International cricket. The 21 year old wicketkeeper batsman is already well known for his fireworks with bat. He already played around 50 matches for Indian team across all formats and is currently Indian team's first choice wicketkeeper. Though he hasn't shown any consistency but has shown promise and people are expecting that with time as he will get matured, his consistency will come naturally. As the legacy of MS Dhoni, he probably is the perfect wicketkeeper to fill the big boots. He certainly is the player who can be the future Indian wicketkeeper batsman.

3) Shivam Dube :-

The Mumbai lad is considered as the next big thing in Indian cricket. Not many genuine seam bowling allrounders are there in Indian domestic circuit and Shivam is one of them. In 2019 IPL auction he was brought in for a huge price of 5 crores by RCB. Though he had got too less chances to prove his worth in the first season but he has already displayed his hitting ability in the world's biggest T20 league. Nowadays he is almost a regular member in India A team and if he performs well he can certainly break into the Indian squads soon.

2) Prithvi Shaw :-

There is not many cricket fans in India who ia not familiar with this name. The young lad who plays with very similar stance and technique of none other than Sachin Tendulkar ,first made headlines in 2013 when he hit 546 runs in a Harris Shield Elite division match. He made his List A debut for Mumbai in 2016-17 Vijay Hazare trophy. Since then he scored runs so consistently that in 2018 he made his intentional debut for India. This guy had also lead Indian U-19 team in U-19 world cup and lead them to title win.

Though Prithvi's Stance and technique matches with Sachin Tendulkar but his approach in the game actually matches with Virender Sehwag. Currently he is suspended for a doping violation which is unfortunate but his suspension will expire in November 2019. He had only played a couple of test matches but has already displayed his extraordinary ability as he had already struck a century and a half century within 3 innings. He certainly is one player who has clearly shown, he got everything to be the future of Indian team.

1) Shubman Gill :-

Gill first grabbed attention when he got BCCI's Best Junior Cricketer Award in 2013-14 and 2014-15 consecutively. From there he got only better. He shot to fame in 2018, when he scored 418 runs at an average of 104 in ICC U-19 World Cup. His extraordinary performance saw him grab a IPL contract when KKR brought him for a huge price of 3 crores. He got chances in the playing XI consistency but he had to bat lower down the order, which is certainly not his favourable position, but still performed decently. In the upcoming series vs South Africa he has been deservingly called up as the backup opener, due to his consistent performances in the domestic circuit. People also considers him as the legacy of Virat Kohli, which personally I think is wrong because Gill should be given the freedom to play without pressure. Till now he had looked very promising and if he continues his hardwork in future he can certainly take a spot in India's top order in all formats