In a cricketing tale that seems straight out of a fairy tale, Shivam Dube and Yashasvi Jaiswal have emerged as promising stars for the Indian cricket team following their exceptional performances in the IPL 2023. Both players have not only secured spots in the national squad but are also on the verge of clinching BCCI contracts for their stellar 2023 and a promising start to 2024.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s meteoric rise has seen him debut in all three formats of the game, becoming a regular and impactful member of the Indian cricket team. The icing on the cake for Jaiswal was his pivotal role in India’s Gold Medal triumph at the Asian Games 2023 in China.

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On the other hand, Shivam Dube faced ups and downs, having been dropped from the national squad after a few chances. However, his recent breathtaking knocks against Afghanistan in the T20I series have brought him back into the limelight. With unbeaten scores of 60 and 63 in the first two T20Is, Dube has become a strong contender for the upcoming T20I World Cup in June.

BCCI officials are keen on Dube’s all-round capabilities, urging him to contribute more with the ball. With Hardik Pandya dealing with injury concerns, captain Rohit Sharma┬áis providing Dube ample opportunities to showcase his bowling skills, aiming to solidify his spot in the T20I World Cup squad as the ideal backup for Pandya.

In the midst of these developments, another name making waves is Rinku Singh. With an impressive track record in the shortest format of the game, Singh is likely to secure a central contract and could find himself in contention for the T20I World Cup if he maintains his current form.

 

By Ritik Sharma

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