The “Men in Blue” have their eyes set on the up-coming T20I World Cup in 2021. After a successful Dream11 IPL, the Indian side clinched the T20I series 2-1 against the mighty Australians in their own background. Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be motivated to gather a perfect squad before entering the auspicious tournament and bank his first major ICC trophy.
Five Bowlers India Can Opt For
5. Ravi Bishnoi
KXIP’s Ravi Bishnoi has taken 12 wickets in 12 matches in his first IPL edition and boasts an economy rate of 7.37 in the 12 matches he has played thus far. The 20-year-old spinner’s performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore, as was almost everything else in that match, was overshadowed by his captain KL Rahul’s record-breaking 132 not out off 69 balls. 20-year-old player can be a good edition for India in World cup 2021.
4. Rahul Chahar
A key bowler for Mumbai Indians used pretty well by Rohit Sharma can be a threat in middle overs where he has the ability to take wickets and create pressure by dot balls. Middle overs is always set right and gives tone to the game. Rahul Chahar has managed to play 31 matches in IPL and he took 30 wickets with an economy rate of 7.37. He debuted for India against the West Indies in 2019. Rahul Chahar can be handy for India in the 2021 T20 world cup.
3. Khaleel Ahmed
The left-arm pace bowler from Rajasthan, Khaleel Ahmed can be another suitable option for India in the 2021 T20I World Cup. Ahmed had bloomed into the world of cricket during the 2016 U19 World Cup and was subsequently picked by Sunrisers Hydrebadin IPL.
He has been in and out of the national team as the bowler has failed to bowl parsimonious spells. If given proper training and guidance, Khaleel Ahmed can emerge as a promising bowler for India in the shortest format of the game. Khaleel has till now featured in 11 ODIs and 14 T20I games for India, 15 and 13 wickets respectively.
2. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep played in eight out of the 14 league games for Kings XI, picking up nine wickets and conceding at 8.77 an over. His impact went beyond just the numbers though. A calm approach in the death overs, immaculate control in the middle overs, and the willingness to experiment with changes in pace all came in for special praise from several quarters. With proper training and guidance, he would be one of the lethal bowlers for India.
1. T Natarajan
The left-arm quick from Salem, Thangarasu Natarajan was a revelation in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. The number of yorkers bowled by him in IPL 2020 is more than any other bowlers and he is in the first place by a long margin. He has been a death over specialist for Sunrisers Hyderabad and impressed everyone throughout the season with his consistency in bowling.
T Natarajan was handed his debut cap by Virat Kohli ahead of India’s match against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday and he has been impressive in all the 3 matches. Hardik Pandya went on the win the player of the series which he shared with T Natarajan because of his overwhelming bowling throughout the series. India fans will be definitely expecting him in the squad for the T20 world cup happening in 2021.