Two wicket-keepers India should groom for the 2020 T20 World Cup
After a majorly successful 50-over World Cup in England this year, the world now gears for another ICC tournament which is slated to take place next year in Australia.
With two T20 World Cups scheduled in the upcoming two years, the excitement and the preparation around each participating nation is palpable.
Though the tournament in October 2020 is nearly a year away, the teams have begun their preparations to groom the youngsters and fine-tune their squads for the big-ticket tournament.
The Indian team is also focusing on each T20 international in the lead-up to the next year’s tournament as an opportunity to give enough chances to the players and build a well-rounded squad for the competition in 2020.
Here we take a look at two wicket-keepers who should be groomed for the T20 World Cup in Australia:
#1 Sanju Samson
One of the most promising young talents in the country, Sanju Samson has been a great achiever in the shortest format of the game in recent times.
A handy wicket-keeper and a gifted batsman with his control and immaculate timing on the ball, Samson could be the perfect option to represent India at the World T20 next year. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, Samson has shown his capability and the skills to handle the best with the utmost ease.
In the past few years, he’s been constant in India A games but has failed to take a step further into the Indian national team.
Many believe that the Kerala lad could easily be the flag bearer of Indian cricket in times to come, given he maintains his consistency and keeps churning out tons of runs in the domestic circuit.
#2 Ishan Kishan
A young wicket-keeper batsman for his state team, Ishan Kishan has made the right noises with his performances in the domestic circuit. An attacking left-handed batsman, Ishan has predominantly been a white-ball player and is largely known for his batting prowess in the T20 format.
His growth as a T20 player can be estimated from the fact that he was bought by Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 for a hefty price.
However, the southpaw hasn’t been able to stack up performances that could open the door for selection in the Indian team.
But if if properly groomed, the 21-year old can prove to be a valuable asset to the team.