Tilak Verma could be the X-factor in India's ODI World Cup squad

Ravichandran urges them to show faith in a talent like Tilak Verma and include the left-handed batsman in the ODI World Cup squad

The 20-year-old stylish left-hander from Hyderabad has impressed one and all with knocks of 39, 50 and 49 not out in the three T20Is in West Indies

Sanju Samson has done very well in ODIs. But the exciting thing about Tilak Verma is that he is a left handed player and there is a dearth of left handed batsmen in Team India.

The two backup options Suryakumar Yadav and Samson haven't inspired the confidence of the top-order. Confusion over number 4 slot persists

While Surya enjoys the confidence of the team management and will find a place in the side as an additional middle-order option, Samson has failed to capitalize on his opportunities

And look at the spinners of all the top teams. Australia have Ashton Agar. England have a leggie in the form of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. Hence, most of the teams do not have a finger spinner to challenge the left arm batsmen.

“Look at his List A record for Hyderabad. He has played 25 List A games and averages 55 plus (56.18). five centuries and five half-centuries

This means that at least 50 percent of the times he is converting a half-century into a century. strike rate of over 100