IPL has become a platform for the young players to come and showcase their talent to the entire cricket world. In the last 12 years, many youngsters have used this tournament as a launchpad for their careers. Players like Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin and several others owe their careers to the IPL.
Many veterans have also used IPL to return to the Indian team. Ashish Nehra is the best example of it. In this article, we will look at the five players who are out of the Indian team now but can make a comeback through IPL 2020.
Dinesh Karthik will look to take up the wicket-keeping spot in the Indian team after MS Dhoni’s retirement. An Orange Cap-winning performance could make him a top pick for that role in the middle order.
Harbhajan Singh is one of the few members of the ICC World Cup 2011 squad who is still to announce his retirement. Singh has clarified that he has not given up his desire to play for India again and a good IPL season could help him earn another callup.
The left-arm fast bowlers have a unique angle and a ‘X-factor’ according to many fans. If Jaydev Unadkat can have a decent season with the ball, Unadkat can well make a return to the Indian team.
Amit Mishra had performed brilliantly in the last series that he played for India. Still, the Indian team management dropped him from the team. Since Chahal and Kuldeep have struggled recently, Amit Mishra can earn a spot in the Indian team with a good performance in IPL 2020.
While KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, and Rishabh Pant are contending for the wicket-keeper’s spot in the Indian team, Robin Uthappa is the wild card player in this race. A move to Rajasthan Royals can be a turn of fortunes for him as he could return to the T20 team as a reliable top-order wicket-keeper batsman.