Updated: Jul 24
As the Indian Test team is gearing up for the upcoming England series, the young Indian brigade will be up against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Among six batsmen and two wicket keepers in the squad excluding skipper Shikhar Dhawan, only one batsman has played more than 20 One Day Internationals. Therefore, its relatively a young squad. As the series inches closer, it is time we discuss and analyse domestic records of these batsmen.
Prithvi Shaw is one of the most exciting batsmen among these newbies. Already a Test player, Shaw is yet to make his mark in the limited overs format. He has played three ODIs and five Tests for the Indian team. His List A record speaks for himself as the youngster has amassed 2,211 runs from 42 List A matches with a phenomenal average of 58.18 and a staggering strike rate close to 125. The Mumbaikar has hammered eight centuries and the same number of half-centuries in such a short career.
The 21-year-old batsman has also scored 1,508 runs from 59 T20 matches with a sensational strike rate of over 150. He has smashed 13 half-centuries in T20 cricket. Many eyeballs will be hovering over Shaw as he is on the brink of becoming a permanent member in the Indian team.
Devdutt Padikkal is an elegant left-handed batsman. The 21-year-old batsman scored heavily for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The Kerala-born cricketer has a spectacular List A record for the Karnataka team. He scored 1,387 runs from 20 matches with a stunning average of 86.68 and a strike rate of 86.85. He clobbered six centuries and eight half-centuries.
Also, his T20 stats are remarkable. He has piled up 1,466 runs with an average of 43.11 and a strike rate of 146.74 in the shortest format of the game. The Karnataka batsman shattered various records in the process as he smashed 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries in just 39 T20 matches.