The Indian team is going through a major transition with experienced players like Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly, Sehwag taking retirement from international cricket. Initially, it was tough as the team struggled both at home and away, however, as time has progressed, certain youngsters have come up and are beginning to fill up the voids left by these legends. Through this article, we list a bunch of players who can make it to the Indian team in the coming year.
The 21-year-old young lad has impressed one and all with his batting prowess in the Indian Premier League and is one of the best among the youngsters who are coming up. He is originally from Kerala, a state where football is more popular. Despite being a teenager, Sanju Samson has emerged as a prime contender to be the flag-bearer of cricket for the state of Kerala. Samson’s gift of timing and consistency earned him a place in the U-19 squad for Asia Cup in 2012, but this tournament turned out to be a big disappointment as he managed only 14 runs from 3 matches. However, he made up for it with consistent performances both with bat and behind the wickets and started the Ranji Trophy Season with a century against Himachal Pradesh in seamer-friendly conditions and added one more before the end of the season. The next big step was the IPL where he contributed most of the times when he came out to bat. His 41-ball 63 against Royal Challengers Bangalore confirmed him as one of the finds of the 2013 tournament. With Wriddhiman Saha not performing so well in the test arena, there lies a chance for him to make amends.