A Test team from any country has a lot of responsibility, as Test cricket is very different from the limited scope format. Batting or bowling in a Test match has many differences from ODI or T20I cricket. In limited overs, bowlers must take care of their economy and bowl only limited overs.
While it goes in Tests, it’s about picking wickets. At batting, the batsman’s pass rate does not matter because there are unlimited overs to play. It is about scoring big shots and therefore batsmen must protect their wickets at all costs in Test matches.
Since Test cricket requires so much responsibility, it is difficult to get a permanent seat in the national team. A player must show consistent performances in first class cricket to make a debut for the national team in the longest format of the match.
Few Indian cricketers have managed to deliver amazing performances in first-class cricket over the past few years and they now deserve a chance to debut in the Tests for the national team. Here we look at 5 young Indian players who now deserve a place in the Test team.
5 Young Indian players now earning a place in the Test squad
Abhimanyu Easwaran is the first Indian cricketer to earn a chance in the Test squad. The 25-year-old is a right-handed batsman who plays for Bengal at home. So far, he has scored 4401 runs in 111 overs in first-class matches. He has an incredible average of 43.47. Abhimanyu has also so far beaten 13 centuries and 18 half-centuries in first-class cricket. With such brilliant statistics, he deserves the chance to represent the Test team of India.