The Indian pacers in the early days bowl quick and fast but with age they drop down on the pace. The Indian bowlers have lot of potential to do well in India and overseas but their main problem is they are not able to bowl line and length. The bowlers like Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma has done well but they need to do well consistently and practice hard to get success. In Ranji Trophy young Indian pace bowlers have done well picking up wickets for their states.
Here we look at the top 5 young pacers who could come in the Indian team:
1. Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma is excellent young Indian pace bowler who is 22 years of age. He has played for India in the Under 19 World Cup in 2012 and was a part of the team which won the World Cup under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand. The best part about his bowling is that he swings the new ball and puts pressure on the batsmen. In the Ranji Trophy he plays for Punjab. He plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League since 2013. With the upcoming season to be played he could be an asset with ability to swing the bowl both ways. In the first class circuit he has played 27 matches and picked up 111 wickets with an economy of 2.74 which is great for a fast bowler playing mostly on slow Indian pitches. However, here it must be mentioned that Mohali, home ground for Punjab, is traditionally known to help bowlers the most in India.
2. Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel is another promising pace bowler who is 24 years of age. He bowls right out swinger and does not allow the batsmen to score runs freely. He plays for Haryana in the Ranji Trophy. In 2011-12 season, he ran through Karnatka and Rajasthan. He plays on good seaming tracks at Lahli and also has improved as a bowler. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. In the 25 first class matches played he has picked 89 wickets with an economy of 2.95. Harshal Patel could come in the Indian team because of ability to stem the flow of runs and also pick wickets, and also he is decent lower order batsmen.
3. Ishwar Pandey
Ishwar Pandey is another young pace bowler who is 25 years old. He is right arm fast bowler who has a lot of potential to be a successful bowler. He plays for Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. He was selected for the Test and One day International team for NewZeleand in 2014 but did not get a chance to play any match. He has also played for India A team. He has been picking wickets at the Ranji Trophy. In the Indian Premier League he was with Pune Warriors and now he has been bought by Chennai Super Kings. In the 35 first class matches he has played Ishwar Pandey has picked 139 wickets with an economy of 2.91. He must be given a chance to showcase his skills in the upcoming season.
4. Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur is another promising fast bowler who is just 23 years old. He is right arm fast bowler who bowls with lot of pace. He plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. He made his first class debut in 2012. The best part of bowling is that he wants to learn everyday and wants to work hard to become a better bowler. He plays for Kings XI Punjab. In the 23 first class matches played he has picked 90 wickets with an economy of 3.33. India can try this option if they need a bowler who can bowl well in all conditions. In the 2014/2015 ranji season he played 10 matches and picked 48 wickets.
5. Pawan Suyal
Pawan Suyal is another promising left arm fast bowler who is 25 years old. He plays for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. India is in need of quick left arm pace bowler who can bowl with consistent line and length. His performance has been good in the domestic circuit. He plays for Mumbai Indians for the last 2 seasons in IPL. In the 16 first class matches he has picked 55 wickets with an economy of 3.70. He could be given a look in and it is the best chance for the Indian team to try new youngsters.