The Indian team will start preparations for the next T20 World Cup in 2024 with a series against Australia just after the ODI World Cup. The management would start identifying new faces who could be given opportunities to show their potential in international cricket. There are a few faces who have impressed through their stint in the IPL and these young players would be raring to prove themselves in international cricket as well. Let’s take a look at 3 players that the Indian team should develop before the next T20 World Cup.
#1. Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh is one of the most talented young middle-order batsmen that India has in its arsenal at the moment. He has proved himself for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, batting in the death overs and taking the opposition bowlers to the cleaners.
In the last IPL season, Rinku scored 474 runs with a strike rate of 149.35. On multiple occasions, he carried his team across the finish line in arduous run chases. He can evolve into a proper match-winner in the middle order if given proper opportunities.
#2. Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma is another middle-order batsman who has a lot of potential. Very similar to Rinku Singh he has played some remarkable knocks in the middle order for the Mumbai Indians. Another left-hander, a perfect fit for Team India’s requirements in the batting order.
With around 350 runs in successive seasons, this young left-hander has impressed one and all. He has shown maturity in the middle order which is not an easy place to bat in. Tilak should be trusted by the management in order to groom him for the future.
#3. Yashasvi Jaiswal
With Shikhar Dhawan completely out of the scene, the Indian team needs a left-hander up the order. For now, it looks like the duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will continue as the opening pair but it would be great to have an option of Yashasvi’s caliber around the team. He was exceptional in the last season of IPL opening the innings for the Rajasthan Royals.
With Yashasvi, India can bring dynamism to the opening pair as he is a left-hander and a right-left combination in the top order gives an edge to a team. The opener from Mumbai is a great prospect for India and should be nurtured to take the reins as an opener from the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, in the future.