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A proven customer in the IPL, Samson has amassed over 3,500 runs at a strike rate of more than 135. Best suited as a top-order batter, Samson has opened the batting for India in four T20 Internationals with a strike rate of over 165. He also has an ODI average of 66 in his brief career.
A consistent run-scorer in the domestic circuit, Bharat has gained widespread popularity following his performances in IPL 2021. Having risen to fame on the back of his pinch-hitting abilities, Bharat is a bright prospect for Team India now and beyond.
Ishan Kishan’s aggressive stroke play and ability to score quickly have piqued the interest of cricket fans and selectors alike, across all three formats. His spectacular double century against Bangladesh is enough to demonstrate the left-handed batter’s ODI talent. As a finisher, Kishan can aid Team India in the long run by providing solidity to the middle order.
Jitesh's flamboyant and aggressive hitting style has helped him reach places both in the IPL and domestic circuit. His performances for the Punjab Kings have put him in contention for a place in the Indian squad. Having already demonstrated his worth in the IPL, he may be an excellent fit in the middle-order.
None can beat KL Rahul in the death overs. So far, Rahul has scored 288 runs in the last ten overs at a strike rate of 162.71. With only 15 dismissals, the southpaw averages 48.26 with a healthy strike rate of 90.72 against spinners. With Rahul wearing gloves and batting in the middle-order, India can afford to play an extra batter or a bowler should the need arise.