Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has hand-picked three uncapped players from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 to make a late push for their first India caps in the World Cup year.
Shastri has been vocal about batting icons Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli making way for the younger generation in white-ball cricket.
The shortest format of the game will likely take a backseat in international cricket later this year. Because two-time champions India is set to host the 2023 edition of the ICC World Cup.
Ravi Shastri Reveals Uncapped Players For Team India
Over time, the IPL has been used as a springboard for promising young athletes to expedite their selection process at the Indian national camp.
1) Yashasvi Jaiswal is batting like a dream in the 16th season of the lucrative league. And Shastri oversaw India’s historic Test series victories over Australia. During his bittersweet coaching career, is extremely impressed.
It demonstrates that there is a young player willing to hone his skills. Sort out issues and implement a more all-around game. and he has done that this year.
Just the force with which he is firing again. Shastri said on The ICC Review that “just the pockets he’s hitting around the ground as opposed to last year is very good”.
2) Rinku Singh’s quick ascent in the richest T20 tournament in the world was also acknowledged by former India head coach Shastri.
Rinku, a star for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), smoked five consecutive sixes in the nail-biting final over against the Gujarat Titans (GT). Who were the defending champions, to become an overnight sensation this season?
”At the beginning of their lives, they had to work very hard because nothing came easily to them. You can therefore see the desire, passion and drive that are so essential for success”, according to Shastri.
3) Tilak Varma of the Mumbai Indians (MI) was chosen by the former India all-rounder. And renowned commentator to be included in his special list of players.
Who can improve their chances of being selected for Team India this year? After giving a special mention to youngster Sai Sudarshan? Even Sai Sudarshan, a left-hander, has drawn attention.
However, Tilak Varma, Jaiswal, and Rinku Singh are the three I would choose. Along with the seasoned Ruturaj Gaikwad, (they) are the candidates who can truly advance.
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