IPL has certainly been the right kind of stage for players to showcase their talent.
The Indian Premier League has revolutionized world cricket over the years. It has created many stories of young, up and coming, and even nondescript cricketers doing well in the tournament. The competitiveness of the league is ever increasing with the best T20 stars in action, and the ones excelling for their respective teams are rewarded for their strong showing in the tournament.
In terms of Indian talents, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Deepak Chahar made it big after superlative performances in the IPL. The tournament has also paved the way for the comeback to the national team for players like Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra in the past. Certainly, the T20 extravaganza has proved to be the right kind of stage for players to showcase their talent.
One player from each IPL team who can make a comeback to Team India
1. Chennai Super Kings – Shivam Dube
The defending champions Chennai Super Kings have not been able to get off the mark this season and have lost three consecutive matches. But one player who has stood out in the initial matches is Shivam Dube, the leading run-scorer of the CSK team with 109 runs in three innings.
In the first league match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Dube was dismissed for three. However, the southpaw roared back to form with a 49 against Lucknow Super Giants, and followed it up with a quickfire 57 against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Dube last featured for the Indian team in February 2020 against New Zealand. In 13 T20I appearances, he has 105 runs and five wickets to his name. As the national team is in dire need of a pace-bowling all-rounder, Dube will compete with Hardik Pandya and Venkatesh Iyer for the spot.