Over the last few years, the Indian cricket team has given chance to a number of youngsters. In case of injury or workload management, the side has always looked up to the upcoming generation. This is why the management has been able to think of being ready with a second-string side if required. Since the selectors, board, and team management have decided to strengthen the reserve and plan for the future, no wonder there will be more new faces soon donning the blue jersey.
Vijay Hazare Trophy, just like other domestic tournaments and IPL been a platform for the youngsters to prove and shine themselves. Traditionally these platforms have produced Indian national players. The selectors look for future Indian cricketers during these tournaments. The ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy is no exception.
5 players, who can get a place in the Indian National Cricket Team Soon
1. Devdutt Padikakal
Devdutt Padikakal is the most familiar name in the list. He is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21. Padikkal has scored 673 runs from six innings as of now. He has also added four centuries and two half-centuries in the tournament so far. He has helped his team Karnataka reach the final stage of the tournament. After his continuous good show, he must be in the radar of selectors.
2. Ravikumar Samarth
Ravikumar Samarth is another batsman from Karnataka who has been effective for the side throughout. In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21, Samarth has smashed 605 runs at an average of 151.25 with three centuries and two half-centuries. His 192-run knock in the quarter-final match against Kerala was the key for Karnataka to reach the semi-final. He is also not much away from earning a national call. His consistency has been a highlight.
3. Tanmay Agarwal
Tanmay Agarwal, the 25-year-old left-hand batsman from Hyderabad is the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament as of now. Agarwal has scored 446 runs in five innings which includes two centuries and as many as half-centuries to his name with the highest score of 150. While his team has not been able to make it to the next level, Tanmay Agarwal has proved to be effective at the top in every Hyderabad win.
4. Arzan Nagwaswalla
Arzan Nagwaswalla plays for Gujarat and is leading the wicket-takers list in the ongoing Vijay Hazare 19 wickets from six games at an average of 12.00 and economy of 4.27. He started with 6-43 against Chhattisgarh in the Elite Group A match and kept impressing till the quarterfinal against Andhra, where he claimed four wickets. He has contributed throughout to take his side to the semi-final. The selectors must be focusing on him.
5. Priyank Panchal
Priyank Panchal is leading the Gujarat side in the tournament and also is the second-highest run-scorer for the team. With 258 runs at an average of 51.60, Panchal has been a dependable member of the team. Panchal has also recorded his fifth List-A hundred in the quarter-final against Andhra in the process. Moreover, it is his experience of 74 List A matches and 3604 runs that make him a good pick.