5 POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS OF MS DHONI IN INDIAN TEAM IN FUTURE

As days pass we are nearing the day when we won’t see MS Dhoni nailing those finishing sixes for the Indian cricket. As the news of him retiring from the team gets stronger we are in a need of an explosive yet responsible batsman as well as with lightning fast hands behind the stumps to replace the Indian cricket team. Never the less the team will miss his precious presence and advices but replacement upto some extent is necessary.
Thus the team management needs to start grooming a wicketkeeper batsman for the transition of the Men in Blue after Ms Dhoni bids adiu to international cricket.

So here we look at some highly talented wicket keepers who can be considered as a mainstream wicket keeper for the Indian cricket team.
SL. No.
                                 NAME
               AGE
1.
                         Dinesh Kartik
          31 years
2.
                        Wriddiman Saha
          31 years
3.
                             K L Rahul
          26 years
4.
                          Sanju Samson
          23 years
5.
                            Rishab Pant
          20years

DINESH KARTIK
DINESH KARTIK
DINESH KARTIK


This Indian wicketkeeper batsman hasn’t been that regular member of the Indian cricket team due the presence of the previous captain MS Dhoni. He debuted for the Indian team in the year 2004. He is a regular wicket keeper as we all know and he has proved his hitting abilities as he smashed off 28 runs from just 9 deliveries to make India win the Nidahas trophy against Bangladesh. But being at an age of 31 years he cannot be a longtime investment for the team management.

WRIDDIMAN SAHA
WRIDDHIMAN SAHA
WRIDDHIMAN SAHA


After the retirement of MS Dhoni from test cricket this Bengali cricketer has been the  primary go to wicket keeper even if doesn’t have that good batting average. But most probably when MS retires 2-3 years later he would be around 34 as he is 31 years now. He would have been a good replacement for the captain cool as of his keeping potentials but his age plays the odds against him.


K L RAHUL
KL RAHUL
KL RAHUL


We have all seen this 26 years old Karnataka wicketkeeper batsman hitting maximums all around the field. He can be considered for the place of MS Dhoni on the basis of his batting but not quite often seen behind the stumps. He can be tried as Rahul Dravid did for the team a decade before showing his skills with the gloves. His abilities as a wicket keeper have yet to be justified but once he works on his behind the stumps skills he will be no less a boon for the Indian cricket team.


SANJU SAMSON
SANJU SAMSON
SANJU SAMSON


This 23 year lad has been in the limelight of Indian cricket for so long that it surprises critics of his age. He has been the find of the Indian Premier League. He has amazing batting abilities as well as has good record donning the gloves in the Indian Premier League. He has improved a lot under the guidance of The Wall himself Rahul Dravid. He at this age is a great contender for the post going to be vacated by the retirement of MS Dhoni.


RISHAB PANT
RISHAB PANT
RISHAB PANT


This 20 year old is considered the most apparent heir of MS Dhoni with his aggressive batting giving him the desired boost. The half century scored by him against Nepal in the U-19 World Cup in just 18 balls, followed by match winning century brought him into the notice of the selectors. As a result of this he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils for an whooping 1.9 crore at a tender age of 19 years. He got his maiden India call-up against England in 2017.

Tanmaya Nanda

About the author

A cricket fanatic; Tanmaya Nanda is a BSc Botany (hons) student. Right from his childhood he had a great interest in writing and being a cricket fan. He has now started to write articles about cricket. He is also the co-founder of CRICK ACADEMY and one of the contributors for the blog.

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