Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 will play a huge role when it comes to the construction of the Indian squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Several youngsters had a good run in the tournament. These players might already be picked for the T20I series against Australia after the 2023 ODI World Cup. Here, we take a look at three players who could get selected for the 2024 T20 World Cup after a brilliant SMAT 2023.
1) Riyan Parag – 510 runs and 11 wickets
Riyan Parag has been in stunning form in recent months. He finished as the highest run-getter in the tournament. The Assam lad has also been doing great in the other domestic tournaments.
India also needs a player in the profile of Parag. A finisher is required for the squad and many options are needed. Further, the Rajasthan Royals cricketer can bowl off-spin, something that will aid the balance of the side. Hence, he is on this list.
2) Abhishek Sharma – 485 runs
Abhishek Sharma is one of the players who could get selected for the 2024 T20 World Cup after a brilliant SMAT 2023. He hardly bowled in SMAT 2023 but the fact that he can bowl when there is an emergency is itself a good sign for the Indian Team.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has already earned his spot at the top of the order. However, backups need to be developed and the Punjab opener could surely be one of them.
3) Suyash Sharma – 18 wickets
Let alone Ravi Bishnoi, Suyash Sharma might have even overtaken Yuzvendra Chahal to become the first-choice leg-spinner for the Indian T20 Team. That has been his impact in the recent tournament.
He picked 18 wickets and he maintained an economy of under 5. This is brilliant and Suyash will be expected to build upon it. Even he could be selected for the Indian Team in the next days.