Quick Tip: Getting Into The Indian Cricket Team at 20

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Kartik reflects the aims of millions of teenagers with this question,

"I need your help for improving my skills. I am a wicketkeeper and opening batsman. How to I get into the Indian cricket team before the age of 20?"

Yipes. That's one heck of a goal.

I applaud your ambition Kartik, it's a dream shared across India. Which is also kinda the problem. The odds are vastly stacked against you. Out of millions only a very few make the climb to the top.

No one knows for sure how hard work, talent, and the luck of good timing mesh together. But our best guess is that it takes 10 years of insanely hard work to go from beginner to master cricketer.

Even then there are no guarantees.

So the question for those with the ambition of hitting international cricket at 20 is "have you been training hard since the age of 10?"

If not, you can pretty much throw the ambition out the window.

You can still do well, very well, but you need to get training as fast as you can. Every day you waste between the ages of 10-16, the window for athletic development gets smaller. That's why you can't become a professional cricketer if you start to learn the game aged 17. You have to have a grounding in movement skills as a teenager.

So, Kartik, and anyone else with the burning ambition, I implore you to keep the fire burning, but also to be realistic. Start simple by trying to get into a regional side. You can build from there and maybe, just maybe your dream will come true.

But it all starts with getting out there and doing your next training session or match.

Good luck.

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Comments

Well, i started very late, at 19,so does that mean i have no chance till i am 28?? Not to brag or anything,but while practicing a former player said to me that i bowl better than the ones who actually started out 10 years ago. So i dont agree your with your theory. Besides i dont have any option. Dont you think its about working hard and SMART?most players i play with are with the attitude,oh hell, whatever we do,there is politics everywhere,let see how far we can go without getting dirty? and these are the ones who actually play better than me,
so am sorry,but am gonna be a master cricketer and be in the indian team,well before 10 year thing.

well I started at age 11 and I am nw age 17 with six years of training and I think that I have over trained. when the season starts I look to be in good form but as the season comes to the middle I lost all my form and start to struggle , also the preseason training is also difficult for me as where I would have to start all over with zero of everything from foot work to concentration to skill come straight back. I was wondering if this was normal? and if not what could I go in preseason training to better my performance to last the whole season. Please get in contact with me to help me solve my problems

sir, i am well trained but not have chances to grow now i am 18 i have some practices from age 12
and i am professional and waiting for my dreams to realize

Hi.. I'm Sandeep age 21 yrs from AP . I want to play cricket for india .Right hand spin bowler and all rounder........As I can bowl both off spin as well as leg spin with 10-12 different variations, but the problem is that I have not played at higher levels .So there is any chance to play for india. I know my strength very well even I can bowl yorker at my will .I have left every thing trying to get into state team in order to prove myself as I know i can become the world class bowler. So please suggest me.

Sir i m playing this wonderful game since i was 10 year old now i m of 18 year old.
Can i got a chance to play for india.
Pls reply

Sir i m a fast bowler and also a good batsman

I'm aged 16 and I have got training since my age was 10. I'm a fast bowler. Please tell me clearly that how can I get into the Indian cricket team since 19?

Hi,
Iam kunwar singh age 25 years old from Rajasthan. Iam lefthanded batsmen or medium pass bowler completly allrounder. I want to play cricket for indian cricket team.
iam playing the cricket in my distric stadium & proove myself many time.
so pls suggest me.

Thanks
Kunwar Singh

Hi,
Iam vinayagamanikandan age 20 years old from tamilnadu . iam right arm off spinnier . i want to play cricket for indian team .pls give me single oppertunity then i prove my talent.

Don't worry you will become one day big cricketer in Indian team be confederate ok and prove it you playing now in one team but we didnt got any chance to play in any team after plyaing so mach i am form bangalore...

what will i do for playing indian team .

Hi,
I am Tarpan Patel and I want to play in Indian Cricket Team.
I am 13 years old and am a fast bowling all-rounder who can consistently bowl at 140 kph.
Please give me a chance.
Thank you.

i am a good cricketer batsman in my school and in my aera in want to play in indian cricket team give me a chance

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