With Indian prospects in the upcoming world cup lying in the hands of coach Ravi Shastri And Captain, Virat Kohli, its is important to analyse the fabulous 15 that are to travel to England for the upcoming world cup.
Ending the IPL as the second highest run getter behind David Warner, this opener could be a handy option to sustain through the 50 overs, that is, without the availability or the form of the go-to opening pair of Dhawan and Rohit. Rahul can also be a successful choice as number 4.
With the victory of MI in the IPL credited mostly to this Indian Bowler, his impressive numbers would really help Team India in their World Cup run.
Scoring only 244 runs from 14 innings with his highest score being 40*, Shankar’s latest form would worry the team management as he is one of the players who can help solve India’s number four conundrum.
Though KXIP could not reach the last leg of the tournament, Mohammad Shami proved to be economical while taking crucial wickets, which is good news for Indian Fans.
One of the leading wicket takers in previous seasons of the IPL, Kuldeep Yadav was hushed throughout the tournament, taking only 4 wickets from 9 matches, while also being dropped by KKR, which would dent India’s hopes of having quality spinners in their side as options for wicket – takering bowlers in crucial overs.
His wicket keeping skills may come in handy as a replacement for Dhoni, but his form with the bat has been silent except a lone 97.
Priceless behind the stumps, Dhoni has looked to be back in form, racking up a hefty 416 runs from 15 matches, and Indian Fans would hope that their vintage finisher would do the job for them yet again in the world cup.
This young man has had a stellar season with the bat, scoring at a strike rate of 192.42,and his fearless attitude would help him in foreign conditions as a batsman as well as a bowler.
Yuzi has been RCB’s best bowler in the IPL, and also reached the milestone of 100 wickets recently, being the 14th bowler in IPL history to achieve the same.
The Hit-Man Sharma has been having a good year so far though has not been able to convert his starts into bigger scores, which may be something to improve on a little.
This opener has fired all guns for DC this season, scoring various fifties,along with 512 runs from 16 matches, and if his form as an opener continues in England,it would be a great boost to the side.
One of India’s best bowlers, his current form would really hurt India as his IPL has unfortunately been an uneventful one, with him only taking 13 wickets from his Quota of 15 matches.
Having been rendered injured in most part of the IPL, his health as well as form would be a grave issue as the all rounder has been unable to find good scores with his bat recently.
Being one of the best bowlers for CSK, this all rounder would be an excellent option for spin for team India as he has remained extremely economical throughout the tournament.
The form of the captain is perhaps the most riveting one.The most important batsman in the line up has currently not been able to rack up big scores, except a century, and we hope that he can change that.
Team India seems to be in a balanced state currently, but unless the players strike up their form, our wait for the world cup might have to wait for another five years.