Cricket is the most demanding sport in India and has produced some world-class players who have dominated international cricket. India is a home for young cricket talents and is the most popular cricket-playing country. To make a place in the Indian playing eleven is the most challenging task in India. Receiving the Indian jersey is a dream of every cricketer playing in the lands of India. It demands a lot of courage, self-belief, and luck to make it to the Indian dug-out. But, since the beginning of the Indian premier league, the tournament has produced some of the finest young talents for the Indian cricket team. Here are the Top 10 players who are likely to debut for the Indian cricket team -:
1. Ayush Badoni
The 22-year-old batter from Delhi is a versatile cricketer. Badoni bowls off-spin, bats in the lower order, and is a complete package. Badoni made his under-19 cricket debut against Sri Lanka. He also plays for the IPL franchise Lucknow super Giants. Despite having very shallow domestic experience, Badoni stood up to the task in his maiden IPL appearance, scoring a superb 54 in a losing cause against Gujarat Titans. Badoni has impressed everyone with his hitting, and game awareness and can become one of the most significant contributions to the Indian cricket team.
2. Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his first-class debut for Himachal Pradesh in 2019 in the Ranji Trophy and has played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In February 2021, he came into the limelight and was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2021 IPL. Vaibhav made his List-A debut in February in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and gave his best career performance by taking a hat-trick in the match. In February 2022, he was bought by Punjab super kings in the auction for the IPL. He could be one of the players who can debut for India.
3. Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma is a 19-year-old left-handed batsman. He made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the 2018 Ranji Trophy. He also played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In December 2019, he was named to India's squad for the 2020 under-19 Cricket world cup. In February, he was bought by Mumbai Indians and impressed everyone with his technique while playing for MI. He scored 397 runs from 14 innings in his only IPL debut season. He could be one of the names that will soon be able to play for India.
4. Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag is a right-handed batsman who plays for Assam in domestic cricket. He made his twenty-20 debut for Assam for the inter-state tournament and was named in India's squad for the ACC under-19 Asia cup. He made his first-class debut for Assam in the Ranji Trophy in 2017, which got him selected in the Indian squad for the Under-19 cricket world cup. During the 2019 IPL, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals, where he became the youngest player to score fifty.
5. Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal is a left-handed batsman who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He is one of the finest young talents in India. Whether it is IPL, Ranji Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, or Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jaiswal has been performing everywhere. He is the youngest cricketer in the world who scored a list-A double century which can soon lead him to the Indian national team.
6. Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan is a left-arm medium-fast bowler who plays for Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow Super Giants. His stunning pace, strength, seam position, line control, and length made him one of the emerging pacers in the IPL 2022. Team India needs his action, technique, and speed. He can become one of the fastest bowlers on the Indian team.
7. Kuldeep Sen
Kuldeep Sen is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. In domestic cricket, he plays for Madhya Pradesh, while in the IPL, he plays for the Rajasthan Royals. He played the Ranji Trophy in 2018 and took a five-wicket haul against Punjab. He has superb free-flowing action and bowls between the 140s and 150s. His potential is so great that he can be selected for the Indian cricket team very soon.
8. Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia is an all-rounder who plays for Haryana in domestic cricket and Gujarat Titans in the IPL. He has played all the Ranji trophy seasons. Tewatia is another uncapped all-rounder who is under the Selector's radar. As a result of his incredible performance in the IPL, he has become only the second player in IPL history to score 12 runs in two balls, alongside M.S. Dhoni. If he keeps playing as he did in IPL 2022, we could see him soon on the Indian cricket team.
9. Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed is an all-rounder and a left-hand batsman who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket and Royal challengers Bangalore in IPL. He is a talented left-arm bowler with solid lower-order batting. Shahbaz has been impressive in the Ranji 2022 as well as the IPL. He can act as a good backup for Jadeja as both play a similar role. However, he has to wait for another IPL and Ranji season before he gets an opportunity to play for the Indian cricket team.
10. Shahrukh khan
Shahrukh khan is a right-handed batsman who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Punjab Kings in IPL. He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018 Ranji trophy. He played an incredible match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he hit 33 runs in 15 balls and won the match against Karnataka. Shahrukh can represent India and could make it to the Indian team if he keeps improving over the next couple of years and play some impactful knocks in the IPL.