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5 top young wicket-keepers in India

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Ankush Bains played for India in the U-19 world cup 2014
Ankush Bains played for India in the 2014 U-19 World Cup

India has seen a lot of transition in last 5-6 years. Legends of the game retired and youngsters started filling their boots. However, the wicket-keeper's slot in last 14 years has largely remained unchanged. The legend, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, played almost every match for India in every format in the last 14 years.

Dhoni, however, is at the end of his career, and other experienced keepers like Dinesh Karthik, Naman Ojha, Parthiv Patel and Wriddhiman Saha are also on the wrong end of the 30s. As such, the new crop of wicket-keepers is what India would want going forward.

Let us look at 5 promising wicket-keeper batsmen in Indian cricket circles.

#5 Ankush Bains

Born in Hamirpur, Ankush Bains plays for Himachal Pradesh in domestic cricket. The wicket-keeper batsman played for India in the U-19 World Cup 2014.

He showed some good form with the bat, despite India bowing out of the World Cup. Bains scored 195 runs in 6 matches and at a good pace.

Also, his wicket-keeping is pretty impressive. Ankush is just 22 years old and is a good future prospect for India behind the wickets.

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