Cricket is widely played throughout the year in this era. Now, the teams are looking to strengthen their bench strength with players playing a huge number of games and not getting enough time to recover or rest. India, as one of the world’s most populous countries, have an abundance of talented young folks. And to manage this much talent, the BCCI, India’s cricket governing body, have been working effectively and utilizing these talented guns at the right time.
The Indian Premier League, one of the best T20 leagues in the world, has produced some exceptional cricket talent for the Indian team. Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and others have already represented India at the highest level. A couple of new names have emerged following the announcement of squads for the series against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Kuldeep Sen and Yash Dayal, who represented Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022.
After the T20 World Cup, the Indian team will tour New Zealand and Bangladesh, and the senior players like Shami and Bhuvi being on rest for the ODIs. With these experienced players unavailable, young guns will have a chance to showcase their talent. The speedsters Umran Malik and Kuldeep Sen have been added to the squad to face Bangladesh. On the other hand, left-arm seamer Yash Dayal will feature in the ODI series against New Zealand.
What makes Yash Dayal and Kuldeep Sen favourable candidates for the Indian pace attack?
The BCCI and selectors are always looking for fast bowlers. Fast bowlers have made their debuts in almost every bilateral series in the last couple of years for India. Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Chetan Sakariya, and most recently, Kuldeep Sen and Yash Dayal, have all demonstrated grit and a desire to wear the blue.
Kuldeep Sen, age 26, was born in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan Royals purchased him from the auctions earlier this year for a starting bid of INR 20 lakhs. Not only he impressed the Royals; he also made an impact on the selectors, which helped him earn his maiden India call-up.
Kuldeep Sen has the ability to click 140 kmph consistently and knows how to handle the pressure. He faced the Lucknow Super Giants in his IPL debut and had to defend 15 runs in the final over. In this thrilling thriller, the Royals were able to prevail because Sen maintained his composure and skillfully delivered three dot balls against the mighty Marcus Stoinis.
Kuldeep played in seven IPL games during his rookie year and claimed eight wickets, including a four-wicket haul. In addition to the IPL, he pounded selectors’ doors by excelling in domestic contests. He has 52 wickets under his belt in just 17 first-class games.
Yash Dayal, a left-arm seamer who was seen playing for the Gujarat Titans, is now a member of the team for the one-day internationals against Bangladesh. The Indian team seemed to have really missed a left-arm seamer after Zaheer Khan, but now they have three of them already in Arshdeep Singh, Chetan Sakariya, and Yash Dayal.
To make a debut for a team like India can be impossible, and one has to be a little more than extraordinary. Add to that, Yash Dayal’s bowling excellence has demonstrated precisely this.
The Gujarat Titans purchased the young man from Uttar Pradesh for a staggering 3.2 crores during the IPL 2022 auctions. The left-arm speedster is undoubtedly living a dream year after receiving his maiden call-up to the Indian team.
Yash Dayal, a 24-year-old, featured in nine IPL games this year and bagged 11 wickets, recording his debut figure as 3/40 against the Rajasthan Royals. He has participated in 17 odd first-class matches and has claimed a total of 58 wickets. Now that’s what extraordinary is. In his U23 days, he also took an eight-wicket hall, which explains why he is an impeccable lad and deserves a chance to represent India.
With these seamers receiving their maiden call-ups, the Indian team appears to have a potent backup unit that is capable of upsetting any team in cricket.
Here’s a table worth considering where it comes to Yash Dayal and Kuldeep Sen:
|Kuldeep Sen||Yash Dayal|
|IPL 2022||First Class||IPL 2022||First Class|