Vijay Shankar managed to catch everyone’s eyeball with his performance in recently concluded series against New Zealand
Shankar was the highest run-scorer for India in T20 series
India can opt to go with 3 pacers and 2 All-rounder in the 2019 World cup.
Vijay Shankar showed his capability with the bat in ODI & the T20 series against New Zealand. Tamilnadu batsman stroked crucial 45 runs in the 5th ODI match against New Zealand, where the team was down to 18 for 4. He contributed Ambati Rayudu to rescue team India from a tough situation and gave the indication of his batting ability. The 28-year-old is a batting All-rounder, who can bat like a proper batsman and bowl bit of medium pace. However, his bowling ability hasn’t tested properly during the ODI and T20 series against New Zealand. If he gets the chance to feature in playing XI for the upcoming series against Australia, Shankar can fix his spot in the 15 members squad for the World Cup by showcasing his all-around ability, especially with the ball.
Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar in the same playing XI will strengthen India’s team in The World Cup considering English condition which will be helpful for the pacers.
The Australia tour of India is starting from 24th Feb, which includes 2 T20 and 5 ODI matches. It will be India’s last ODI series before the World Cup.
Note: Indian squad for the series against Australia will be picked on 15 February 2019.