Having a good pacer is very important for teams to get best results. The Indian cricket team boasts a large bench strength and several talented pacers as well. Many of these pacers, though, are still maturing into future greats, and aren't finished products just yet. The Indian T20 League has played a major role in developing these cricketers. Based on what they have achieved so far, here are the young pacers that might dominate Indian cricket in the next ten years.
The 24-year old Chetan Sakariya is developing into a great bowler. His approach to the game also earned him his maiden call up for the Indian team. He made his debut against Sri Lanka in July 2021 and donned India's blue in one ODI and two T20Is. Playing for Saurashtra, Sakariya has also done well in the domestic circuit. In 18 first-class outings, he has claimed 53 wickets. He has also taken 54 wickets in 41 domestic T20 games.
The Indian team have struggled to find effective left-arm seamers for several years. Chetan Sakariya, if properly groomed, has the potential to be a great bowler for the Indian side in the future.
Avesh Khan holds the potential to be an all-format player for the Indian Cricket Team. He has been highly consistent while playing for the Lucknow team in the Indian T20 League 2022. He has taken 14 wickets in 10 appearances for the team so far. His previous performances in the cash-rich league also earned him his international debut. He made his debut against West Indies in February this season.
His domestic figures for Madhya Pradesh also have been astonishing. In 27 first-class appearances, he has taken 100 wickets. Based on his first-class performances, he also got a chance to be in India's squad during their tour to England. However, he did not get a chance to play due to an injury.
Umran Malik has been the talk of the town in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. He has earned a lot of fame for his ability to clock 150 kmph repeatedly. His top speed in the tournament has been 157 kmph. Under the mentorship of Dale Steyn in the Hyderabad camp, Malik has matured a lot. Many pundits of the game have opined that the 22-year will be the face of Indian cricket.
In the 14 matches he has played in the Indian T20 League, Malik has taken 17 wickets. However, he has been a little expensive, with an economy of 8.84 in the tournament. With some guidance, he would be able to control that as well.
Prasidh Krishna debuted as a substitute player for Kamlesh Nagarkoti for Kolkata in the Indian T20 League in 2018. He has been amazing with his death-bowling talents since then. He has 43 wickets from 46 Indian T20 League matches at an average of 35.7 in his career. His economy is a little high though (8.97), but bowling in the death can be quite expensive.
His List A stats and his performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy earned him his Kolkata call-up. In the 57 List A games, he has taken 102 wickets at an average of 22 for Karnataka. He has also played seven One-Day Internationals for India, taking 18 wickets with an economy of 4.84.
Arshdeep Sing has been a fantastic death bowler in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. He has put the batters under a lot of pressure despite not taking many wickets this season. He has taken six wickets in 11 games this season, at an economy rate of 7.8. While many other players have been in the news, he has silently done well for Punjab the season.
With some more work, he can be a wicket-taking option as well. In the Indian T20 League, he has the likes of Kagiso Rabada around him, who can guide him. The 23-year old can go on to be the face of Indian death bowling.