After the ODI World Cup, the Indian team will be playing a T20 series against Australia. Most of the senior players will be rested for this series after a busy couple of months. Team India will start preparing for the T20 World Cup next year and a core of young players will play an instrumental role in that tournament. This series will be important for Team India in providing these young players a chance to prove themselves on the international stage. Let’s take a look at 3 batters who should get a chance in the T20 series against Australia.
#1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
The young left-handed opener has been in red-hot form in the Indian Premier League. He has also started his international career with an instant impact and the opener from Mumbai is a big prospect for Indian cricket in the future. In the last IPL season, Jaiswal scored 625 runs with an explosive strike rate of 163.61, along with a century.
Rohit Sharma as the leader of the Indian team has tried to inculcate a fearless approach and players like Yashasvi Jaiswal will be the flagbearers of that philosophy going forward. This series will provide a great platform for him to explore the international stage and show his potential in the shortest format.
#2. Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma is one of the brightest talents in Indian cricket. He has impressed everyone with his performances in the middle order for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. The Indian team would want to have a talented left-hander in the middle order who can take on the opposition with immaculate maturity at such a young age.
In the last two seasons, he has scored around 350 runs in each season providing solidity to the Mumbai Indians batting order. He can turn out to be a great option for Team India in the middle order, especially because of his left-handed virtue.
#3. Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh has been one of the finds of the Indian Premier League in the last couple of seasons. He possesses the rare skill of finishing the innings with his explosive style of batting. For Kolkata Knight Riders he was arguably the most important part of the batting unit. On several occasions, he rescued his team from adverse situations. In the last IPL season, he scored 474 runs with a strike rate of 149.53.
For the next T20 World Cup he can feature in the Indian middle order and for that, the management must give him an opportunity in this series.