Indian Premier League (IPL) has given several quality players throughout the years – be it Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal), pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah or any other player. While they all have become familiar faces in the Indian team, there are a few who are on the radar and have all the possibilities to get selected in the squad of the upcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in India later this year.
Given we are just months away from the T20 World Cup, here are the five picks who can possibly make it to India’s squad for the world event.
1. Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal, young and talented opener of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), was the emerging player of IPL 2020. He had scored 473 runs in his inaugural season in the cash-rich league, becoming the highest run-getter for RCB. The uncapped Indian player, who often faces comparison with the veteran Yuvraj Singh, had scored five fifties in the season.
His rich form was seen during the Vijay Hazare Trophy this season where he smashed a whopping 737 runs from 7 matches and finished as the second-highest run-getter after Prithvi Shaw. He continued his onslaught in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and hit his maiden IPL century against Rajasthan Royals on April 22.
Although India have plenty of options for the top-order, Padikkal has certainly stamped his authority with his exceptional performances to be one of them as well.