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Riyan Parag For “T20 World Cup”? Ex-India Star Says He ‘Won’t Be Surprised’

Riyan Parag For “T20 World Cup”? Ex-India Star Says He ‘Won’t Be Surprised’


Wasim Jaffer feels Riyan Parag might be considered for a place in the T20 World Cup.© BCCI

Former India batter Wasim Jaffer suggested that he won’t be surprised if Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Riyan Parag is considered for a place in the 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA. For years, the young right-handed batter faced trolls and criticism for his poor performances for RR. However, Parag has looked like a completely different player this season, and he is second in the list of highest run-scorers with 261 runs to his name in five matches.

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Jaffer believes Parag might be on the list of names being considered for India’s T20 World Cup squad.

“Looking at his form, I won’t be surprised if selectors are considering him for the T20 World Cup. The way he has played shows consistency, and I won’t be surprised if we see him there,” the former PBKS batting coach said on ESPNcricinfo.

Jaffer also explained the reason behind Parag’s redemption arc and how the players has manage to shine this season, unlike the previous editions.

“Riyan Parag is emerging to be a sensational player in this IPL. It’s pretty refreshing to see a young player performing like this. He has performed in the domestic cricket for Assam, and he’s carrying that form. The no.4 suits him better, as he gets some time to settle.”

“The hard work is showing. He is fitter, and he looks composed. His shot selection is good; he has faced significant trolling over the past few years; he also played the difficult role of a finisher, but the Royals kept their faith in him. It feels like he has the right number now, and he is in the right frame of mind, too. He looks dedicated to proving everyone wrong,” he added.

Only Virat Kohli (319) has scored more runs than Parag (261) in the ongoing IPL season. However, he will have a chance to overtake him when RR take on Punjab Kings on Saturday.

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