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IPL 2023: Ravi Shastri announces uncapped Indian batsmen who could be in mix for 50-over World Cup | Cricket News

IPL 2023: Ravi Shastri announces uncapped Indian batsmen who could be in mix for 50-over World Cup |  Cricket News
Ravi Shastri When he was asked to name which players he thought could count for the upcoming 50-over World Cup, which India will host later this year, the former all-rounder quickly picked four batters.
“I will put Tilak Verma, I will put (Yasaswi) Jaiswal, I will put Rinku Singh. (They are) really passable candidates Ruturaj Gaekwad (Has already played for India), has been there for a while,” Shastri said while speaking on the latest episode of ‘The ICC Review’.
Shastri believes the next crop of young batsmen, led by the talented Shubman Gill and Gaikwad, are ready to take on and can replicate their form in the 50-over showcase if key players suffer injuries.

(Yashasvi Jaiswal – Photo: ANI/BCCI/IPL)
The young left-hander Jaiswal was the standout in this IPL Teammate Rinku (407 runs from 13 matches, including three fifties and an average above 50) was another player in the spotlight after Shastri’s last over, as he scored a total of 575 runs for Rajasthan Royals, including a century and four fifties. Kolkata Knight Riders heroics against Gujarat Titans at the start of the tournament.
Shastri believes that Jaiswal and Rinku have the potential to make the transition to international cricket in the future and singled out the pair as top performers.

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(Rinku Singh – Photo: IANS/BCCI/IPL)
“One (Yasaswi) Jaiswal, because of the way he played this season, for me, it’s a marked improvement from what I saw from him last year, which is a very good sign. It shows there. A young guy who is ready to work on his game, adjust things and play a more all-round game this season. “That’s done. The strength to rebound shots, just the pockets he’s hitting is a lot better around the ground than last year,” Shastri said.
“The other one is Rinku Singh, which is a great story. The more I see him, the more he’s got an incredible character. He’s tough as nails. Both of these guys have come through very tough backgrounds. They’ve worked a lot. It was difficult in the beginning in their lives, nothing was easy for them. So you have that You can see the hunger, that passion, that drive, which is required to reach the top,” the former Indian all-rounder added.

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(Tilak Verma – Photo: AFP/BCCI/IPL)
But it wasn’t just the pair that stood out in the IPL for Shastri, the 1983 World Cup winner also liked the form of several other young players who were yet to win an international cap for their country.
Shastri believes that India’s bowling attack is ahead of this year’s World Cup, but feels that there is a group of young batsmen who could easily break into the final squad in good pre-tournament form.
“Batting-wise, Punjab (Kings) have Tilak Verma (274 runs with one fifty at 45.66 from nine matches) and Jitesh Sharma (265 at 22.08, strike rate above 155). A wicketkeeper-batsman, very dangerous and a standout, Shastri noted.

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(Ruthuraj Gaekwad – Photo: AP/BCCI/IPL)
“There’s even Sai Sudarshan (223 runs from six matches at an average of 44.60 with two half-centuries), a left-hander (who also caught the eye).
“These are the ones who will push for selection depending on their form approaching the World Cup. Depending on injuries. If any key players are injured, these guys can come into the mix immediately,” Shastri said.

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(with agency inputs)

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