5 Players who might debut for India after 2019 World Cup
We might witness some new names on the ground after the World Cup.
Published - Feb 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Updated - Feb 27, 2019 4:23 pm
After India won the 2011 ICC World Cup under the astounding leadership of MS Dhoni, the team lost its way big time a few months after the tournament. It’s not a new scenario and this behavioural facet has been observed in many international football teams in the past as well.
France, after winning the World Cup in 1998, lost to World Cup debutants Senegal in 2002 and bowed out of the championship in group stages. Italy followed the suit in 2010 as they got knocked out group stages despite being defending champions. Spain in 2014 and Germany in 2018 suffered the same fate and now this is concerning various teams across all sports.
Maybe the players feel short of motivation after winning the biggest trophy on the planet and it’s not easy to maintain the same level after achieving something so big. India, who are one of the favourites to win the title, will have a tough time dealing with forms of their players after the World Cup, regardless of India winning or not winning the championship.
Henceforth, we might see some new names coming into the picture. Here are a few Indian cricketers who did extremely well in domestic cricket in recent times and might earn a call up soon after the World Championship.
1. Ishan Kishan
Jharkhand is no stranger to providing swashbuckling keeper batsmen and next on the elite list is Ishan Kishan in that category. One of the finest young talents in Indian domestic circuit right now, it will come in as a humongous surprise if this lad fails to make his international debut before 2020 ends.
Blessed with muscular strength and great audacity, Kishan is also the captain of his stateside at the age of 20. Jharkhand had a terrific run in the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy and he already has a hundred to his name in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which began a few days back. He clearly is banging on the doors of the selectors who might not ignore him for a long time.