India vs West Indies 2019: 3 Indian cricketers who will be under scrutiny in the T20 series
With the Men's T20 World Cup less than a year away, the Indian team will be looking to try and identify their 15-man squad and ideal playing XI over the next few months. And with 11 T20Is scheduled before their opening game (apart from the Indian Premier League), the Men in Blue will be keen to identify specific players to fulfill the specific roles in their roster.
India play a three-match T20 series against the visiting West Indies this month, and that would be an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the players who haven't yet confirmed their place in the squad. Here's a look at 3 players who would be under particular scrutiny:
3. Kuldeep Yadav
Once an indispensable part of the Indian limited-overs set-up, Kuldeep Yadav finds himself fighting for a place in the team in the shortest format.
Kuldeep played his last T20I in February this year. A poor IPL coupled with the emergence of talents such as Rahul Chahar and Washington Sundar as well as the revival of Ravindra Jadeja have seen the Chinaman bowler pushed down the pecking order within the national set-up.
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Kuldeep will be hoping that this series, where he can potentially combine with his spin-twin Yuzuvendra Chahal again, will see him touch the heights of 2017 and 2018. If that does happen, he would be a shoo-in for a place in the 2020 tournament.