With 2019 being a world cup cricket year there is an opportunity for fringe players to get on the national team. Regardless of opinion a good performance in the high stress IPL can be the difference of players with World Cup dreams.
CBTF guru has identified 3 major players that need a good performance in the Indian Premier League. A good performance means World Cup birth.
IPL Players With World Cup Potential:
Dinesh was taken off of the Indian national team squad earlier. This was in the ODI series against Australia. Karthik has proved before that he has the talent to be on the national team. But the dismissal of him against Australia means he needs to prove himself again.
He’ll be leading the Kolkata Knight Riders with a strong say in the batting order. If he can manage the order well I’m sure he knows that a fire performance is required of him. I’m expecting a high flying Kolkata team this year.
Vijay has been a very consistent batter. However he’s only had limited opportunities recently. This is also because Vijay is a young player. His age isn’t helping his chances for national team.
He needs to perform this year in the IPL. Ravindra and Hardik will be on the World Cup Squad. So if he wants to reach the world cup this year. He’ll need his consistent batting to improve.
KL has had an up and down cricket career. He was suspended, has been out of form. But now he is back.
He’s going to be leading the batting for Kings XI Punjab. Last year he performed very well. A repeat performance, and hopefully improving could be his ticket to playing with India national team.
Keep an eye out for KL to be pushing the Kings hard.