All teams have good Indian cricketers. However, when it comes to rating the core, attention has to be given to the capabilities of these players and the kind of impact they could have. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of three teams with the best Indian core for IPL 2024.
1) Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma have all recently played for India in T20Is. Nehal Wadhera and Vishnu Vinod have promise in the batting department. Jasprit Bumrah is the leader of the pace attack while Akash Madhwal showed his skills last season. The spin department lacks reliability but there is the experience of Piyush Chawla.
2) Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR is one of the teams with the best Indian core for IPL 2024. In Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh, KKR has a solid Indian batting core. On top of this, they have capped Indian batters such as Venkatesh Iyer, KS Bharat and Manish Pandey also in the team.
Varun CV and Suyash Sharma are two top spinners in the league. They also add depth to this squad. In the pace department, the team may not have popular names but Harshit Rana and Chetan Sakariya are talented cricketers who can do the job.
3) Rajasthan Royals
Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Riyan Parag form the Indian batting core. This core is young, fearless and capable of winning games consistently.
The best Indian spin core belongs to RR. Both R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal add tremendous strength to this unit. In the pace department, they have Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Navdeep Saini and Kuldeep Sen as the pacers.