T20 2022 World Cup: For every cricket player, it is a dream come true for their nation. No matter where you are and in what good position you are going, at the end of the day you will go back to your roots and dream of wearing your nation’s jersey. That pride of wearing a national jersey is multiplied when there is a tournament in which you will participate in the World Cup.
However, cricket has evolved in recent times and with the development of the game it is no longer just the World Cup with 50 more players that would allow players to be part of a prestigious tournament. The T20 has now become an integral part of the sport, and that means another World Cup format in which life is defined in the fast lane.
As the IPL takes place in full swing, it should feature the perfect podium for a multitude of young talents who can be part of the upcoming biennial extravagance. However, there are a few young people who were charged quite high at the auction, but somehow fell out of favor after a series of mediocre performances. In this story, let’s take a look at five players who probably lost a ticket to the T20 World Cup.
Padikkal was supposed to be a trump card for the Rajasthan Royals. Unfortunately for the South, he was nowhere near his former form he showed for the Challengers. His only good hit in the tournament so far was the one of half a century and a few airy cameos. With plenty of openers on the Indian side, it’s almost certain that until the injury hits the Indian shed, the skinny Southerner won’t be coming to the T20 World Cup.
It is now a tradition for Prithvi Shaw to start the IPL crazy, hitting with blows that are completely impressive and then disappearing from the spotlight with a series of consecutive fiascos. The tournament started with a bang to score 53 and 38 in the first two games.
Then again after a short pause he would score two and a half centuries. However, since his last half century against KKR, he has somehow been plagued by ordinary blows that may have increased the numbers, but the significance is negligible. While there is a chance that India will give him one chance in the South African series or the Asian Cup, for that he will have to be consistent because two bad games at the T20 World Cup and your nation is falling.
Given the speed with which Dinesh Karthik performed, it will not be surprising if he is selected ahead of Ishan Kishan. Although Ishan was the favorite all the time before the tournament began to tip the scales, his previous appearances against the West Indies and his shaky performances in the IPL have already led to a fate that is utterly disgusting for the young heavyweight striker. Somehow it seems that the young man is probably given more attention than he is used to and that he will need time to become an adult.
The man was considered an amazing revelation ahead of the IPL, but it all went down the drain when after the first game in which he refused an anchored blow to Odean Smith’s madness. By the way Shahrukh performed at SMAT and subsequent domestic affairs, he was considered a name that could influence menu selection as likely. Unfortunately, his IPL screens probably stopped his dreams of playing the T20 World Cup.
This may be another very thin line to call him. Somehow it seems to have bothered him so far and somehow he feels right now that he can still succeed. However, when it comes to the World Cup, the menu will always need someone who can break the scales. With the opening quality that India has, unless Gaikwad proves itself by the Asian Cup, it is almost certain that it will not be part of the T20 World Cup.