Indian Team May Use Vijay Shankar in World Cup 2019

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Every World cup is known for left field tactical moves and young Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar could be well if the Indian cricket team decides to try him for this World Cup 2k19 as if in the world cup 2013  Dinesh Mongia is being used as a spin bowling all-rounder in the expense of  VVS Laxman. In 2k11 edition of World cup, Yuvraj Singh is used as the fifth bowler of every match.

Heading to the 2k19 World Cup held in England, Indian squad will be announced between April 15 to 20. However, it has been proven nd learn that Indian management and the team are happy with the performances of Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar and his techniques and maintaining temperament in pressure situations. But Vijay Shankar’s biggest competitor could be Ambati Rayudu who has a batting average of 47.

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A middle-order batsman who can grind attacks and bowl medium-pace, Vijay Shankar established himself as one of the key members of a Tamil Nadu side undergoing a transition in 2014-15 and he impressed against South Africa A and aimed to become a genuine all-rounder, instead of a batsman who can bowl part-time. At 21, he was handed his first-class debut against Vidarbha in Nagpur, where he scored 63 not out and took two wickets. He had to play understudy to the settled middle order, before his breakthrough season in 2014-15.

A late bloomer by Indian standards, Vijay Shankar has turned out to be a consistent performer for Tamil Nadu across all formats of the game. A highly rated middle-order batsman, he is a more than useful medium-pacer as well, a skill that has earned him a place in the Indian national team. Genuine all-rounders are a rare commodity in Indian cricket and Vijay Shankar’s solidity with the bat and usefulness with the ball earned him a place in the national team for the Nidhas Trophy featuring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In his debut tournament, he was named Man of the match award in the league stage for his bowling.

In the Indian Premier League, he has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the past and will represent Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 season of the IPL. Vijay Shankar is an excellent timer of the cricket ball but he lacks the gift of power hitting.

 

 

 

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