India’s key to success for the last decade or so has been the succession policy that there is in place for the Indian domestic cricketers. The kind of fitness and performances that they have been able to produce at a level where they are ready for international cricket as soon as there is a vacancy for a spot, we have cricketers ready who can compete for the spot. Presently a cricketer who has caught the eye has been Yashasvi Jaiswal. Yashasvi has a story which can be fit for a commercial potboiler. From a small town in Uttar Pradesh to doing odd jobs on the streets of Mumbai as a young kid to sustain his cricket, Yashasvi has come a long way to playing in the IPL and scoring runs against some of the top bowlers in the game.

The player who plays for Rajasthan Royals first came to the fore during the under 19 world-cup where he dominated bowlers for fun and made an impression with every knock that he played. He opened the innings and was the force that took India to the world cup eventually. This was a sign of things to come for this left hander as he was soon picked up by the Rajasthan Royal Franchise. Rajasthan Royals have been known for being a franchise that promotes younger talent and gets them to the fore. Yashasvi has been no different. In a franchise which is full of youngsters led by a young captain Sanju Samson, we are going to see him prosper.

The question is whether this rise of his is going to eventually get him to the Indian cap? Now the question is a little far-fetched considering he is only in his first season but what is evident is that he has talent and oodles of it. He is an elegant flourishing left hander who has made his way up top in cricket but would he succeed with the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill already in the fray.

The advantage that Yashasvi has is his age. He is a young man who hasn’t even turned 20 yet and has quite the future in front of him. The other advantage he has is the fact that he is a left hander. Being a left-hander, he adds an option to the batting unit, particularly the opening unit which is primarily dominated by Right handers. The only other left-handed opener which we have right now is Shikhar Dhawan who with all due respect to his form and fitness, is approaching the twilight of his career. While something that is evident with Yashasvi is his flair for stroke play and his ability to clear the boundary, what remains to be seen though is his technique particularly in the longer format. He is going to be tested going ahead against the bowlers of higher quality and pitches which will demand application.

He will be looking forward to being guided by the likes of Rahul Dravid if he enters the India A structure and that can really help him elevate his game. He still has a very long career in front of him and what is going to help him is his focus on his form and fitness. If he is able to maintain that, he is certainly going to be an asset for the Indian team in the years to come. He is currently looking at impressing people in the IPL. If he manages to do that, he will surely be in contention sooner rather than later in the India A setup. So those engaged in Indian cricket prediction

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