Indian cricket currently boasts some of the most incredible talents in the sport. Numerous athletes have established themselves by excelling in both domestic cricket and the IPL. While many are rapping on the national selectors' doors with their performances, some may soon be spotted donning the nation's colors.
1. Sarfaraz Khan
An aggressive right-hander is playing the best baseball of his life, drawing attention to his reliable domestic performances. With 982 runs in six games—four tonnes and two fifty-pluses—he finished the Ranji Trophy as the best hitter. He played for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy final and recorded match-winning scores of 34 and 127*. If he is not considered important to India's Test strategy, it would not be unexpected.
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
People are taking notice of this aggressive right-strong hander's domestic performances because he is in the best shape of his life. He finished the Ranji Trophy atop the batters' charts with 982 runs in six matches, including four tonnes and two fifties. He also played for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy final, where he scored 34 and 127 match-winning runs. If he is not a factor for India in Tests, it would not be unexpected.
3. Rajat Patidar
A 49-ball century for RCB in the IPL 2022 elimination game marked the beginning of the breakout year for the 7-year-old first-class veteran. He followed it up with a match-winning century for Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy final, and he finished the year with 658 runs to finish second in the batting standings. His streak of success continued with a century against India 'A'. Fans shouldn't be shocked if they soon see him playing for the Blues against South Africa in ODIs.
4. Shams Mulani
With 321 runs in 6 matches, five fifty-plus scores, and 45 wickets—the most in the tournament—this Mumbai all-rounder had a standout Ranji Cup 2021–22. His subsequent performance—167 runs in three matches and 11 wickets—helped West Zone win a record-breaking 19 trophies. With his left-handed batting and left-arm spin, he might replace an aging Ravindra Jadeja as India's batsman.
5. Shahbaz Ahmed
Fans were impressed by this Bengal all-recent rounder's IPL and domestic cricket performances. For RCB in IPL 2022, he amassed 219 runs in 11 innings while also taking four wickets. He then scored 482 runs in five Ranji Trophy 2021–22 games, taking 20 wickets and scoring a century along the way. He took a fifer and scored fifty for East Zone in one Duleep Trophy match. He is on the roster for the home T20I series against South Africa.
6. Kumar Kartikeya
In four IPL 2022 games, this Madhya Pradesh spinner filled up for an injured teammate who got five wickets. After that, he made an impression in domestic cricket, placing second in wicket-taking with 32 in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy. Eight more victories followed in Duleep Trophy 2022 for him.
7. Milind Kumar
He is an all-around player from Sikkim who led the Ranji Trophy in runs scored for the 2018–19 season. In 14 innings, he scored 1331 runs at an average of 121. He has also scored eight first-class hundreds in his career so far, six of which came this year. He also recorded a career-high 261 runs against Manipur in Kolkata during this competition. Kumar's ability to bowl gives the squad an additional benefit. He has one first-class collection of five wickets.
8. Aditya Sarwate
He is a left-arm orthodox slow bowler from Vidarbha who finished the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy with the third-most wickets. In eleven games, he took 55 wickets, including six five-wicket hauls. His match-winning stint of 11/157, which is a career-best for a match, earned him the Man of the Match award in the Ranji Trophy final. Furthermore, he was instrumental in the second innings, scoring 49 runs with the bat. Moreover, he has two first-class centuries.
9. Tanveer Ul-Haq
He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler from Rajasthan who finished the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy with the fifth-highest number of wickets. In ten games, he took 51 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls. Moreover, he achieved his career-best figures of 8/53 against Odisha at Bhubaneswar during this competition. He would add variation to the Indian fast bowling unit because he is a lefty. Because of this, the Indian squad might decide to invest in him in the future.
10. Abhishek Nayar
The crisis figure in Mumbai cricket was a Ranji Trophy mainstay. In a 13-year career, he played more than 100 Ranji games, amassed over 5000 runs, and claimed 173 wickets for Mumbai and later Puducherry. He was a shrewd middle-order batsman who could use the long handle to play attacking cricket or drop the anchor to play for a draw. He could also bowl nimble medium-pace bowling and pick off significant wickets at vital moments.