With the world of international sport returning to normal, there are plenty of international sporting events for fans to look forward to this year. Cricket has been a much loved and enjoyed sport for a number of years, and 2022 looks set to be no exception. Whether you’re looking forward to the T20 World Cup, you follow the Pakistan Super League, or you’re just interested in Indian cricket games in general, this year is set to have a good number of games that are likely to keep your cricket-loving needs satisfied.
The world of Indian cricket has opened massively over recent years, with places such as Sportsadda allowing even those outside of India to watch matches and follow the game. This has helped the game increase massively in popularity, and as such, more eyes are on the world of cricket than ever. This means players have a lot of expectations when it comes to doing well on the pitch. Here is a look at just a few of the Indian cricket players that are worth keeping your eye on this year.
1. Rohit Sharma
Although Rohit Sharma is a new T20I skipper, he’s definitely not new to the world of professional cricket. In fact, he was one of the main players for Team India when they batted against New Zealand recently. When you take a look at his impressive track record, it is easy to see why he will be a player that fans have their eyes on this year. He has over 3000 runs under his belt, making him the third-highest leading run-getter.
2. Arzan Nagwaswalla
It isn’t just seasoned cricket players that fans and cricket enthusiasts will be keeping their eye on this year; there is plenty of space for fresh talent to make their mark too. In fact, leagues such as the Pakistan Super League are keen to allow new players to make their debut and encourage teams to have a mix of old and new players. Arzan Nagwaswalla might be a new player, but he’s most definitely one to watch. He recently took part in the England Touring Party as their left-arm pace option, and it is here that he really started to get the attention of Indian cricket fans.
Although he might be 27 years old, Abhinav Manohar has recently started to make his mark in the world of Indian cricket. Playing for Bangalore United Cricket Club, he’s had an impressive run lately – hence why people are considering him a hot contender for doing well this year. He was recently awarded the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy thanks to his impressive run in the KSCA T20 cricket league. Currently, his strike rate is an impressive 190, and as such, he’s hotly tipped to be a player that gains a contract with an Indian Premier League team this year. If he does that and continues his impressive play track record, then we’ll be onto a winner when it comes to his carving out a place in professional Indian cricket.