5 Indian players who should be tried ahead of the 2019 World Cup
The Indian Premier League(IPL) has created a buzz which has hit the entire nation. The excitement, drama, and thrill of the IPL are unmatched and even non-cricketing fans watch the IPL with utmost pleasure but amidst this cash-rich T20 league, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has dropped a surprise as they have announced the schedule for the 2019 World Cup which is slated to be held in England.
The World Cup will begin on the 30th of May when the host nation England takes on the Proteas at The Oval. The much loved Indian team will begin its campaign against South Africa on 5th June in Southampton. After a disheartening defeat in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, the Indian side would hope to battle their knockout evils.
The chopping and changing of the players start at an early stage to form a balanced side for the World Cup. The Indian team has tried several players at different positions to get their balance right. On this note, let us take a look at five players who deserve an opportunity before the 2019 World Cup.
#5 Prithvi Shaw
India's recent under 19 World Cup winning skipper Prithvi Shaw has proved himself in every format till now. Shaw rose to the limelight after breaking Tendulkar's record in school cricket, his comparison with the master blaster started from a young age. The Mumbaikar proved himself in domestic cricket when he scored a century for Mumbai on debut.
He also led India to glory in the under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. His performances earned him an IPL contract. The 18-year-old has also proved himself in the IPL so far with scores of 22 and 62. The flamboyant batsman can rise up the ranks in international cricket if he is provided with enough opportunity.
The selectors may look turn to Shaw before the 2019 World Cup but will he do justice to his talent?