India has produced a large number of talented cricketers over the years. The reason behind the availability of soo much talent in the bag is the domestic structure built by The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Also with the immerge of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the number of quality players has increased. India has soo many talented cricketers that they can play against 2-3 big series at the same time.
In the pandemic era, If India sends the first-choice squad for a Test tour. The second-string Indian squad can play limited-overs with other countries at the same time. With this scenario, the youngsters can gain much-needed international experience. In this article, we have a look at 5 cricketers who can make their debut for India in 2022.
#5 Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia is an old-school leg-spin all-rounder who represents Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and Haryana in domestic cricket. Tetwatia can pick crucial wickets for the team by trapping opposition batters with his leg-spin. Also, he is an aggressive batsman who can score runs with a massive strike rate. Tewatia has everything it takes to become a good T20 package. Tewatia came in the limelight when he smashed 5 consecutive six to Sheldon Cottrell in IPL 2020 to help his team chase the highest ever run score in IPL.
So far Rahul Tewatia has played 41 IPL games and has bagged 26 scalps. His bowling economy is 7.58 and his average is 33.6. Meanwhile, with the bat, Tewatia has smashed 452 IPL runs at an average of 26.6 and a strike rate of 133.3. There is a huge possibility he will get a chance to make a debut for India in 2022. In 2021 he was in India’s squad for the T20I series against England but unfortunately, he didn’t make his debut.
#4 Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh is a left-arm pacer who has full control over his deliveries and he bowls deliveries on great line and length. Also, He was a member of the Indian squad which lifted the under-19 World Cup trophy in the year 2018. If Arshdeep Singh keeps improving he can definitely make a debut for India in 2022.
The Left-arm pacer has so far played 17 games in the Indian Premier League and he has turned out out to be a highly impressive one. As in 17 games, he has picked 19 wickets at an economy of 8.97 and an average of 25.1.
#3 Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi is an exceptionally talented leg spinner. Since making his debut Bishnoi has earned a lot of praises from cricket fans and pundits. Meanwhile, Bishnoi represents Rajasthan in domestic cricket and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. There is a high possibility that the 20-year-old might make his debut for India in 2022. If India is sending a second-string side for the tour Bishnoi can play as the main spinner of India.
Talking about his international experience, the leg spinner was the highest wicket-taker in the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup as he picked 17 wickets. Meanwhile, Bishnoi has so far played 18 IPL games and has picked 16 wickets at an economy of 7.08 and an average of 29.7. Also, the youngster has got everything it takes to be the next star spinner of India.
#2 Avesh Khan
The Delhi Capitals pacer is the future of the Indian pace battery. He possesses the capability to bowl great deliveries in good line and length. The 24-year-old bowler impressed the Indian management with his performance in IPL 2021. After that, he was even named as a reserve bowler for India in the marquee Test series against England and WTC final.
So far Avesh Khan has got the opportunity to play 17 games in the best T20 League in the world. In 17 IPL games, Avesh Khan has bagged 19 wickets at an economy of 8.83 and an average of 27.9. Notably, the first half of IPL 2021 was the best season for the youngster. He was picked in the team to replace veteran Ishant Sharma.
However, Avesh didn’t disappoint because as the season was suspended he was ranked number 2 in the Highestwicket-takers list with 14 wickets under his belt. He can definitely make his way in the Indian team by 2022.
#1 Harshal Patel
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler is a very talented player. Meanwhile, Harshal is already 30-years-old and bagged a lot of experience in both the IPL and domestic cricket scene. He bowls amazing medium pace deliveries. Also, Harshal possesses the capability to bat in the lower middle order and hit good boundaries and contribute crucial runs for the team.
So far Harshal Patel has played 55 IPL matches and has scalped 63 wickets at an average of 25.5 and economy of 8.80. His IPL journey is a roller coaster ride as he has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows in his IPL career. Meanwhile, his best IPL season is undoubtedly the IPL 2021 where he represented RCB. Notably, Harshal was the death bowler for RCB and did a great job for the team excluding the game against CSK. When the season was suspended he was a purple cap holder with 17 wickets in 7 games. He can be someone who will earn India call up soon.