5 Players who may make it to the Indian World Cup squad on the back of IPL performance
Indian Premier League is the biggest and the toughest T20 competition in the World and the 11th season of the league has already begun. IPL has always been considered by fans as cricketainment with the entertaining aspect often crowding out the cricket part.
While fans may consider it that way players have always viewed IPL as a stepping stone to their national teams and this year too a number of players are displaying their abilities on the field with the aim of making it to their national teams.
A number of national discards in the ODI format of the game are playing in the IPL and with the World Cup coming next year these players are putting their everything on the field to impress the selectors.
Lokesh Rahul is one of the most talented batsmen in the world at present and his performance in the Indian Premier League has been a reflection of that. He is definitely a player to watch out for in the next season of International cricket.
Rahul was given multiple opportunities in the Indian ODI side before being dropped for poor performances, but those opportunities weren't given at a specific position in the batting order. He was moved up and down the order to accommodate senior batsmen in the side and in the process he lost his touch in the middle.
This season of IPL is slowly becoming the turning point in this talented player's career. His brilliance has been on full display this year as he has been timing the ball better than any other batsman in the league. His performance in this year's IPL should definitely get him back his spot in the Indian middle order.