10 Promising Youngsters Who Can Take The Mantle Ahead For Indian Cricket!
After the departure of bigwigs like VVS Laxman, Sachin, Sehwag, Zaheer, Harbhajan, Saurav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble, India actually were in crisis and were quite handicapped but we have genuinely come back fast after their loss because of talented players making inroads into the Indian side….all thanks to them, our future looks promising and we can expect them to proudly replace the senior legends who once graced the field.
Virat has proved he is no less than anybody. His intense hunger to win games and score hundreds has never been seen in any indian player for the longest time. He is also performing well in both the formats, with already 25 ODI hundreds and 11 Test hundreds under his belt, he is already into the big league and a lot depends on him for India’s bright future.
This guy technically is in the frame and mould of laxman and dravid, he isn’t going to play too much of ODI’s because he is one of the rare breeds of specialist test batsman which we don’t get to see often nowadays. Pujara surely should play and he deserves to play atleast over 100 Test matches for India & serve the nation.
Rahane is the official replacement of Rahul Dravid. He can bat well in sub-continent conditions too and also he is very patient and composed unlike many other batsman. Ajinkya already is and will be a vital cog for India in both ODI’s and Tests.
Ashwin has scored more centuries at present than Rohit sharma in Test cricket, averages over 35 and has already been the 2nd fastest bowler in the world to reach 200 wickets in just 37 Tests. In his short career since his debut in 2011, Ashwin has served with full heart for India. Another 5-7 years of consistent perfomance and the same quality of cricket is expected from this 30 year old!
Saha has proved that he is a very handy batsman down the order and more than a reliable pair of hands behind the stumps. Though highly under-rated but he can be a great wicket-keeper batsman for India and be an ideal replacement for Dhoni.
Many have agreed including Ravi Shastri(ex-team director) and current coach Kumble that KL Rahul is one of the most improved players in the world in the last one year. KL Rahul has shoned his skills and has proved that he can be a great batsman in the years to come for India if he maintains this level of consistency and zest for the game.
Though he lacks that excitement and punch like the former fast bowlers of India but shami has been the workhorse bowler with consistency and perfomance always by his side. If he maintains his fitness issues, India has no reasons to worry in the pace department.
Bhuvi has been really good so far in ODI’s and more hard work from him can equally fetch good results for him in tests. He is young and talented and surely a lot depends on him as far as India’s bowling is concerned.
Still too early to mention his name in this list, but this boy is unique and if he is allowed to play the way he wants, bumrah can be a fruitful product for India.
Another name not many may agree or many may think, its too early , but this boy has something in him that shows he can be a legend if he focusses correctly in his career. Still very young and sanju should get an opportunity very soon.