New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) is moving ahead to a massive success this season in terms of players and their performances. However, another major tournament is just around the corner. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin in October this year.
World-class teams will compete with each other throughout the tournament in several high-intensity clashes between champions.
The Indian Cricket Team will be one of the leading contenders in this T20 World Cup.
Following India’s debacle in the 2021 T20 World Cup, the BCCI and team of selectors will be keeping a close watch on the top performers of this season of IPL as some names might make it to the final squad that will travel to Australia and takes part in the tournament.
Here’s a list of top contenders who have made an impact in this season of IPL and might get placed in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad.
A player who is slowly earning a reputation as a finisher for his side is one of the top contenders for the upcoming World Cup squad. Rahul Tewatia is one of the most consistent performers in this season of IPL. He bats at the middle order and has led his team to victory on many occasions. In ten matches so far he has 193 runs with a strike rate of 153.22. Tewatia can also be used as an additional bowler for the side.
22-year-old from Jammu and Kashmir is being considered the most valuable find of this year’s IPL. Umran Malik is the fastest bowler of this season of IPL with a pace clicking 156 kmph. In nine matches, he has bagged 15 wickets which include a five-wicket-haul. The young speedster has been poured with praises from across the cricketing fraternity. Umran Malik might be one of the crucial additions to the World Cup Squad
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has improved and made a powerful comeback in this season of IPL. He is the second-highest wicket-taker of the season with 17 wickets in nine matches. With experience and consistency, Kuldeep Yadav has outlasted all the criticism relating to his skill and game which were a concern before the start of the season.
Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman has been a player of value and courage. He is known for performing and winning games for his country as he did in the final over of Nidahas Trophy in 2018 against Sri Lanka. Dinesh Karthik is one of the most experienced players in Indian Cricket. He is also back in form with his bat in this season of IPL. With a strike rate of 194.64 in this season of IPL, he is likely to be a crucial addition to the World Cup side.
Right-arm spinner Rahul Chahar is one of the most talked-about players of the season. He has bagged 12 wickets and bowls with an economy rate of 7.52 in this season of IPL. He is known for picking up wickets at crucial points in the game and has earned a reputation as a dependable option for any captain.