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IPL 2024: 5 Youngsters Who Deserve India Call-Up After Great Performances This Year

IPL 2024: 5 Youngsters Who Deserve India Call-Up After Great Performances This Year
Abhishek Sharma

The Indian Premier League 2024 saw youngsters shine for their respective franchises and stake a claim for the national team in the shortest format.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja might retire from the T20I format after this World Cup and BCCI must ensure that youngsters are given a chance in the Indian team with some lovely performances in IPL 2024.

5 youngsters Who Deserve India Call-up after Great Performances in IPL 2024:

  1. Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma performed brilliantly for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024. He provided flying starts with Travis Head, not allowing the bowlers to settle with explosive batting in the first six overs.

The explosive left-handed batter from Punjab, Abhishek Sharma has scored 482 runs from 15 matches (15 innings) with an attacking approach that kept the bowlers guessing. His ability to put pressure on the opponent bowlers makes him a genuine contender to be in the Indian team in the shortest format.

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

He has scored so far 3 half-centuries to his name at a strike rate of 207.75 including the best score of 75 not out against Lucknow Super Giants. Abhishek Sharma could be an ideal replacement for Rohit Sharma with his fearless approach.

Abhishek Sharma is also a handy left-arm spin bowling option. He delivered the goods getting 2 important wickets in the qualifier 2 against RR on 24th May 2024.

  1. Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag had a dream season for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024. His journey in IPL 2024 ended with a disappointing knock of 6 from 10 deliveries during qualifier 2 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 24th May 2024.

Parag was retained by the RR franchise this season. He proved his worth with great performances for RR in the middle order. Parag ended the season with 573 runs from 16 matches (14 innings) with 4 half-centuries at a strike rate of 149.21.

The explosive right-handed batter from Assam showed his maturity and played some valuable knocks for Rajasthan Royals and took them to victories. His best score in the tournament was 84 not out against Delhi Capitals.

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag

His performances in the Indian Premier League 2024 would ensure that he would receive a call-up for the national team sooner.

  1. Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar proved to be a match-winner for Royal Challengers Bengaluru with explosive hitting against the spinners. His ability to play attacking cricket putting the bowlers under pressure makes him a serious contender in the Indian team during the shortest format.

He had a great season for RCB with 395 runs from 15 matches (13 innings) including 5 half-centuries to his name. His strike rate this season comes to 177.13 with the best score of 55 against Punjab Kings.

Patidar will be a genuine contender in the shortest format with his explosive style of batting, especially in middle order who can hit big shots against the spinners easily.

  1. Nitish Kumar Reddy

Nitish Kumar Reddy has performed brilliantly for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. He has shown tremendous skills with his hitting abilities and made sure that SRH qualified for the finals of IPL 2024.

Nitish scored 290 runs from 12 matches (10 innings) with 2 half-centuries to his name including the best score of 76 not out against Rajasthan Royals. He is a handy medium-pacer bowling option who could deliver a few overs if the other bowlers go for runs. Nitish Kumar Reddy deserves a national call-up in the shortest format with his handy performances with both bat and ball.

  1. Harshit Rana
KKR vs SRH IPL 2024

Harshit Rana has shown tremendous courage with the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024. His performances have stood for picking wickets in the first six overs and grabbing important wickets in death overs helping them to win matches with his variations.

Rana is currently the leading wicket-taker for KKR this season with 17 wickets from 12 matches (10 innings) at an economy of 9.40 runs per over. His best performance this season was 3 for 24 against Delhi Capitals.

He deserves a call-up to the Indian team because of his ability to bowl quickly and deceive the batters with variations in the death overs.

Other Contenders For Indian National Call-Up In T20I Format

Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma performed brilliantly for the Punjab Kings. They made the batting look easy with his explosive style of batting. Both prove to be ideal contenders in the lower order and take the game away from the opponent.

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