It’s IPL season as all the leading cricketers in the world are gearing up for the biggest T20 extravaganza. When it’s the IPL the main focus is always on the Indian cricketers who are part of the T20I squad. With the ICC T20 World cup just around the corner, the IPL will extremely important for some Indian players.
If they have a good IPL season with the bat and the ball they will automatically be part of India’s T20I world cup team. In this feature, we take a look at 5 Indian players who whom a good IPL season is extremely important as it will help them retain their place in the Indian squad for the big T20I cricketing season ahead.
5 Indian Cricketers For Whom A Good IPL Season Is Important
5. Yuzvendra Chahal
The leg-spinner has always been the backbone of RCB’s bowling attack in the IPL. Lsat season Chahal was brilliant as he picked 21 wickets in the season with an economy rate of only 7. However, post that his bowling form in international cricket took a beating and he wasn’t able to win matches for team India in the shortest format.
Chahal had a below-par T20I series against Australia away from home and his bowling woes continued in the home series against England where he was taken to the cleaners in every match and lost his place in the side. There’s no denying that Chahal is a champion bowler but he needs to find his best bowling form in IPL 2021.
If Chahal doesn’t have a good season with RCB then his place in the Indian T20I squad will also be in serious jeopardy with the likes of Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy being his potential replacements.