India has always been a nation that has produced quality cricketers over the decades. Be it batsman or a bowler, Indian Premier League has often helped the selectors find bright prospects. The future of Indian cricket is in safe hands now considering the number of talented cricketers.
Even the talented bunch of cricketers are forced to warm up the bench due to some tough competition in the team. When Team India comes out to play, there are lots of expectations. The Men in Blue started 2020 with a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka.
After that, they flew to New Zealand where they comprehensively whitewashed the hosts 5-0 in a historic T20I series glory. India are currently in Australia for Border Gavaskar Trophy series. Prior to that, India beat Australia by 2-1 in the shortest format.
When India hosted T20 World Cup last time, they surrendered to West Indies in the semifinals. But this time around, Team India have all the tools and ingredients to challenge for the title.
Predicted XI for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
1. KL Rahul
If there is one cricketer who made an instant impact with the bat ever since making an entry into the Indian cricket team, it is KL Rahul. The right-handed batsman has been a revelation when he started converting all those chances into fruitful performances.
The flamboyant cricketer won the Orange Cap in the 13th edition of the IPL. He ended the tournament with 670 runs with a phenomenal batting average of 55.83 including a century and 5 fifties. He also registered the highest individual score as an Indian after he notched up 132* against RCB.
Apart from his batting, he is also known for his wicket-keeping traits. He is a definitely a player to watch out for in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. KL Rahul is ranked No.3 in the T20 batting ranking with 816 rating points. A player like Rahul surely adds value to the team.
KL Rahul scored 1542 runs in T20Is with a batting average of 44.0, registering his personal best score of 110*. He smashed a total of 2 centuries and as many as 12 fifties to his name.