The Indian cricket team has used many cricketers this year across formats as they have had a very packed schedule.
Starting with the Asia Cup, then the T20 World Cup, and finally the many bilateral series that India played this year, they used a variety of squads for each of them.
This year, India has used around 40 players keeping injuries, fitness, and workload management in mind.
Additionally, they also used seven captains in the same period.
Rohit Sharma is full-time skipper across all three formats for India.
2022 also saw the return of veteran Dinesh Karthik and a host of young cricketers who made their place in the Indian team on the backs of their performances in the IPL and the domestic circuit.
There have been six youngsters that India has used this year across formats. Let’s take a look at these six players.
The first one to get his debut in T20Is and ODIs for India is Deepak Hooda. He broke into India’s setup in February 2022 against West Indies in a home ODI series. After this, Hooda made his T20I debut against the same opposition on February 24th.
Secondly, Madhya Pradesh speedster Avesh Khan was handed his T20I debut cap against West Indies in a home series. Then on July 24th, Avesh made his debut in ODIs against West Indies in the Caribbean Islands.
Thirdly, Umran Malik, who had an impressive IPL this year, bagged his first T20I cap against Ireland on June 26th. After this, Malik made his ODI debut against New Zealand recently.
Fourthly, India’s new go-to man Arshdeep Singh made his T20I debut against England on July 7th and like Umran, received his ODI cap against New Zealand.
Fifthly, Shahbaz Ahmed made it to India’s senior squad on the back of his impressive performances in the IPL. Ahmed was handed his ODI debut cap against South Africa on October 9th.
Finally, Kuldeep Sen has also made it to India’s squad after giving some excellent performances with the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Sen is currently in Bangladesh where he made his ODI debut on December 4th.
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