India has always been a country that values talent in ways that few other countries do. Any player who excels in the IPL or at the national level has the potential to become a superstar. India has produced numerous players with such labels throughout the years, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and the list goes on.
Many great players across the globe think that India has recently started generating top-tier new talent. Even if India has to send its team to many countries at the same time, we will be able to send great players and win. Players that do well in India are hailed as gods, and they have hordes of adoring followers. Every time a great player departs, we consider who will carry on the heritage, and the Indian system always surprises us with incredible potential.
Here we look at the best playing xi of Indian cricketers under the age of 21
Prithvi Shaw is the most recent addition to Mumbai cricket’s talent pool. Prithvi has made headlines since he was a child for his outstanding achievements in a school competition when he just racked up runs. He is now a member of the Indian test team. This Mumbaikar has been heralded as a potential star, with some even calling him the “new Sachin Tendulkar.” Shaw became famous after setting a world record with a 546 in a Harris Shield competition in Mumbai.
Shubman Gill is the Indian cricket team’s long-awaited solution to a compact and technically sound opening batsman. In January 2019, he made his international debut for the Indian cricket team. Batting legends like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly praised his match-winning 102 not out in the semi-final against arch-rivals Pakistan U-19. Shubhman’s strength is his versatility, as he can both anchor innings and score runs quickly.
On November 28, 2018, Devdutt Padikkal made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. In the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League, he was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in December 2018. In addition, he was named to Karnataka’s team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2021.
Another flashy left-handed batsman, Jaiswal, gained fame with three consecutive hundreds in the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He is also the youngest player to achieve a double in List A cricket, earning him a spot in the India U19 squad that competed in the last World Cup.
Jurel is an Indian wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman who hails from Uttar Pradesh. On 10 January 2021, he made his Twenty20 debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was appointed the vice-captain of India’s side for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup before making his T20 debut.
On September 19, 2018, Priyam Garg made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On November 1, 2018, he made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. In December 2019, he was chosen captain of India’s Under-19 cricket team for the 2020 World Cup.
Washington Sundar is an Indian cricketer who has represented his country at the international level. He bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off-spin. On December 13, 2017, he made his international debut for India against Sri Lanka. In 2017, he made his IPL debut with Rising Pune Supergiant. He has been with Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2018.
Abdul Samad is a domestic cricketer for Jammu & Kashmir and an IPL player for Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL). He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm leg breaks. Samad has proven that he can easily cross the lengthy borders of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. When he bowled the final over against the Chennai Super Kings, he showed his toughness and maturity.
Ravi Bishnoi is a domestic cricketer for Rajasthan Royals and an IPL player for Punjab Kings. He represented India in the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, taking 17 wickets and finishing as the tournament’s top wicket-taker. Kings XI Punjab purchased him in the 2020 IPL auction in December 2019, ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.
Kartik Tyagi was a key figure in the Indian U-19 team’s undefeated journey to the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 final in South Africa. Tyagi has been outstanding with the ball for India. He is an aggressive fast bowler with the correct work attitude. Tyagi was chosen as one of four extra bowlers to go with the Indian cricket squad to Australia on October 26, 2020.
On February 26, 2017, Kamlesh Nagarkoti made his List A debut for Rajasthan in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On September 26, 2020, he made his Twenty20 debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Nagarkoti was chosen as one of four extra bowlers to accompany India’s cricket squad on their tour to Australia on October 26, 2020.