Over the years, the Indian cricket team has progressed strongly in the batting department. A look at India’s batting options stifles opposition, it has piled up well. At the top, India have options between Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal. The middle order is full of choices between Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Sanju Samson, Shubman Gill and Hanuma Vihari. Players like Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya ignite Indian batting till the end. (IPL 2020 full coverage)
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This is why the Indian team has been so successful over the past few years – their batting line up is one of the best in the world, and it makes them almost hard to beat for any opposition. And now, the former England captain believes that India has probably found yet another batting option, which should be a concern for the rest of the world.
Devdutt Padikkal, a young player from Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the discoveries of the season. Promoted as an opener for the team in its opening IPL season, Padikkal has already scored 417 runs in 12 matches at an average of 34. 75 and a strike rate of 128.70. Pedical has already scored four fifties this season – the last of which came against Mumbai Indians in the last match of RCB.
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After Paddikkal’s blistering innings against MI, Vaughan said that the world would see batsmen internationally a lot in the coming years.
“I am very sure, in the next few years, we will see him a lot. Not only in the IPL, he will get international colors. Whether it is too soon, or within the next year, I am sure, ”Vaughn said on Cricbuzz.
“He is just a gift in the game. He can withstand the pressure. He has got a good idea about the state of the game. He plays spin well which you would expect,” he said.
He said, “He also plays agile with peace and control.” Unfortunately, for the rest of the world, India can get another batsman, ”the former England batsman said.
RCB will play against SRH on Sunday.
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