Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer has picked three young batsmen who are likely to be the standard bearers of Indian cricket for years to come.
The Test squads and T20Is of Team India are already in transition and the same should be expected for the ODI squad as well after this year’s ICC World Cup. The selectors recently dropped Cheteshwar Pujara while first calling up Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal for the Test squad.
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They have not played a single T20I for India since the conclusion of last year’s T20 World Cup and it seems highly unlikely that they will play again. Some veteran players could also be kicked out of the ODI squad after this year’s World Cup.
Wasim Jaffer on India’s future stars:
With the likes of Kohli and Rohit in the twilight phase of their careers, Wasim Jaffer has suggested three players who could replace the Indian greats. Speaking on JioCinema, Wasim Jaffer started by mentioning the names of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill. While Gill has been playing international cricket for quite some time, Jaiswal is new and up and running.
Earlier this month, he crushed 171 in his debut against West Indies before playing a fine 57-run stroke in the ongoing second Test. The youngster is yet to make his debut in the cue ball formats for the India team. Speaking of Jaiswal, Wasim Jaffer said:
“One is Yashasvi Jaiswal. I see it as a three format player. He has performed incredibly well in the IPL and has made an excellent start in Test cricket.”
“Shubman Gill is the middle name I will take. If we talk only about batting, I see these two players as very strong contenders who will take Indian cricket forward after Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.” added.
Wasim Jaffer’s third player choice was Sai Sudharsan, who has been gaining attention for his performances of late. He first stepped into the spotlight after impressing in the IPL and Tamil Nadu Premier League and recently scored an impressive unbeaten century against Pakistan A in the ongoing Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
“Sai Sudharsan is a player that I have liked a lot, because of the way he has played in the IPL. After that, he has scored a century against Pakistan A in the emerging tournament that is taking place. So I feel like he can become a very good player in the future.” Wasim Jaffer said.
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