Indian youngster Tilak Varma has well established himself as one of the biggest prospects in world cricket with his performances recently. The 20-year-old looked to be in the flow for Mumbai Indians in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has impressed with his performances on his very first international outing against the West Indies.
His brilliant performances in the T20I matches impressed former team India selector MSK Prasad. In the same vein, Prasad came forward to opine that Tilak Varma could become an integral cog in Team India in the ODI setup in the future. Prasad also highlighted that the 20-year-old has a fantastic A-list record, which could prove to be an integral factor.
At least 50 per cent times he is converting fifties into hundreds: Prasad
“Look at his List A record for Hyderabad. He has played 25 List A games and has an average of 55 plus. Five hundreds and five half-centuries. It means at least 50 per cent times he is converting fifties into hundreds. A strike rate of 100 plus,” MSK Prasad was quoted as saying by PTI.
“I think it won’t be a bad idea provided Shreyas (Iyer) can’t make it. Only then you can think of Varma. But I am sure he will be a white ball regular for India across formats going forward,” Prasad concluded