KL Rahul To Rishabh Pant: 5 cricketers who may lead Team India soon
First Published 30, Oct 2020, 4:06 PM
KL Rahul is currently leading Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, as he has done a decent job so far. Rishabh Pant is relatively young and leads Delhi in the domestic circuit, as he is set to gain more exposure in the coming days, concerning the role.
India has an abundance of talent when it comes to cricket. While leading Team India is a monumental task, the side has seen a number of top captains over the years, so far, while some are getting ready for the future.
Speaking of the future, it is bright in terms of the gameplay and talents the side possesses. As for the captaincy, some of the young guns have already proved their worth.
Be it U-19 or the Indian Premier League (IPL), India has no shortage of talents, even when it comes to the leadership role. In the same light, we take a look at five Indian cricketers, who are the front-runners to lead Team India in the future.
Shreyas Iyer: The prolific Mumbai cricketer is currently leading Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL, as the side is doing relatively well under him, since the past three seasons. As they look set to qualify for the playoffs this season, Iyer will have his eyes set in the Indian team, as he would look to perform with the bat and regard the captaincy. Naturally, his experience in leading DC would come in handy.
Rishabh Pant: The rich wicketkeeper-batsman and a fine hitter, Pant is just 22-years-old and has an excess of cricketing years left ahead of him. While he has led Delhi in the domestic circuit recently, his talents are unique, and as he gains experience with each passing game, he is set to mature. Several experts have already backed him to go a long way, owing to his fine cricketing talent and batting ability.
Shubman Gill: The classy Indian batsman from Punjab, Gill has been playing a top role in the batting department for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He has also made his ODI debut for Team India, where he has been impactful, as he looks to cement his place in the side, in the coming days. He has already led India Blue and India A, as he is gaining the much -needed exposure as the skipper, which would certainly turn him into a good leader in the future, especially for Team India.
Prithvi Shaw: The productive Indian opener was the captain when India won the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup. He has excellent batting abilities, as he scored a Test century on his debut. As he plays more and more for India, he is sure to get immense exposure, while his mental strength would grow as well, in the process. Undoubtedly, a future Indian leader in the making.
KL Rahul: The fertile Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has almost cemented his place in the Indian side. Being an opener, as well as a top-order batsman, Rahul can play strong innings. Although he does not have much experience as the skipper, he is currently leading Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL. Despite getting off to a rough start, he has done well so far, as the side is firmly in contention for the playoffs. He is sure to get better at it in the coming days, and there is very little doubt that he would lead India in the eventuality.