3 Uncapped Indian Players Who Might Be Picked For T20 World Cup
Updated on: Aug 16, 2021 3:12 pm IST
The T20 World Cup, which will be hosted for the first time since 2016, will occur in Oman and three UAE cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, from October 17 to November 14. The qualifying competition, which includes Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ireland, will occur in Oman and one venue in the United Arab Emirates until September 23. Team India will be picking their best players to represent them. But who are the 3 uncapped Indian players that might get picked? Keep reading to find out!
The Indian Premier League has been the perfect stepping stone for young talent in India. The IPL gives youngsters a chance to play alongside seasoned Indian stars and run shoulders with top International players. Some of them even get their opportunity with Team India at international tournaments. Pandya brothers and Jasprit Bumrah come to mind, who were fast-tracked into the Indian setup after an impressive showing in the IPL. Without further ado, let us look at which uncapped players have a shot at the T20 World Cup.
Harshal Patel is currently the purple cap holder and one of RCB’s main reasons for success. He has 17 wickets to his name, using slower deliveries as a weapon against opponents. His reverse ball usage also proves useful when it comes to death overs.
Harshal has been knocking on India’s door since he started playing this season with consistently good performances. He also took a five-wicket haul in the opening game of the IPL 2021 against Mumbai Indians, demonstrating his dominance in the format. He may be a valuable addition to the Indian team. Now all that stands between him and the World Cup is an injury-free run!
From humble beginnings, Avesh Khan has come a long way in the world of cricket. With his incredible bowling skills and brilliant performances for Delhi Capitals, he is quickly becoming one of India’s most sought-after bowlers. He recently captured 13 wickets so far this season (including Virat Kohli and MSD as well!). It seems like there are no batsmen who can stop this speedster on his day! He has an array of variations and bowls well at the death. We cannot wait to see what kind of devastation he will bring upon opposition if picked for the World Cup this year!
India will be thrilled to have a mystery spinner in the T20 World Cup. Ravi Bishnoi, a 19-year-old leg-spinner, falls into such a category. Bishnoi’s claim to fame was his performance in the U-19 World Cup. He rose to prominence in cricket circles overnight after taking 17 wickets in six matches. Kings XI Punjab has signed him for INR 2.0 crores for the IPL 2020 season. Now under the wings of the legendary Anil Kumble, he has all the makings of the next star spinner. However, he faces serious competition for a place from Yuzvendra Chahal and Varun Chakravarthy.
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