The latest cricket news indicates that the Indian team will face the West Indies team in a three-match T20I series after the conclusion of the ODI leg of the tour. Missing out on the 50-over series, Rohit Sharma will be back for the 20-over games in the captaincy role. While the team will miss the services of the senior pros Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, skipper Rohit Sharma will look to keep his streak of series wins alive. While the West Indies is yet to announce their squad for the T20Is, let us have a look at the top three players to watch out for from the Indian camp as this could be a potential T20 World Cup audition.
• Suryakumar Yadav
The Indian middle-order batter has been in great touch in the shorter format. Even though Mumbai Indians failed to make it big this year at the IPL, Yadav put up remarkable performances in all the games that he played. In the recently concluded England tour, Yadav displayed his best T20I performance in the third and final T20I by hitting a century and becoming just the fifth Indian player to do so in the format. Yadav has been a prolific batter in the 20-over format and will be one of the players to look out for.
• Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be leading India’s bowling attack and will be showcasing his experience and skillset in the games. He bagged the Player of the Series award for his consistent performances in the T20I series against England. His 3/15 in the second T20I helped India bag a victory against the opponents and clinch the series. Kumar picked up one wicket each in the three overs that he bowled. He picked the openers in the first and third overs and went on to bag another wicket in the 16th over to end England’s run early.
• Deepak Hooda
This year witnessed not just one, but two centurions from the Indian camp in the T20 format. Before Suryakumar Yadav achieved the feat, Deepak Hooda performed the heroics in Dublin, Ireland where India white-washed the T20I series by 2-0. Hooda’s unbeaten knock in the first game during the chase helped the team win, and his magnificent ton in the second game while batting first helped India post a humungous total. Hooda was also a part of the West Indies series that happened in February this year, and he would look to carry his momentum in the Caribbean.