Born: September 8, 1999 Role: Top-order batsman First-class games: 9 Runs: 1089 @ 77.78 List A games: 36 Runs: 1529 @ 47.78
Selected purely on current form, he set the stage on fire in Ranji Trophy after a few decent outings for India A in New Zealand. If the 268 against Tamil Nadu showed class, the 148 against Hyderabad, which set Punjab on course for an improbable and eventually futile chase, showed his ability to take the bowlers on. “If I get an opportunity, I will have to handle the pressure that comes with playing for India. Mentally, it will be different for sure but I am ready,” he said.