By Shree NarayananThe UK recruiting world has come a long way since the country’s last national football team was formed in 2005.
A national team for India will be a welcome addition to the ranks of the nation’s brightest young talents.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is India’s premier club competition and, in 2018, India’s cricketing team, the Indian Super League (ISL), had a record-breaking win in the inaugural edition.
In addition, the IPL’s clubs have a history of attracting international talent, as it is India where the most talented Indian footballers are based.
The current crop of Indian football players have gone on to have huge careers in the Indian Premier Leagues, which are played in the south of India.
Some of the countrys brightest stars have also played for the Indian Football Association (IFA), the national governing body for the game.
Among the most promising young Indian football stars are Virat Kohli, a former Indian captain and captain of the Indian team, and Amit Mishra, who has been part of the team since 2014.
In the recent past, Kohli has also joined the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Abhishek Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine, among others.
The former India captain, who hails from Kolkata, has been one of the best players in the country in recent times, and the IPl is one of his biggest supporters.
Kohli and Mishra have already been involved in the IPLC, with Mishra being the chairman of the IFA.
Mishra is the second Indian footballer to be appointed as an IFA chairman, after Amit Mishar, who was appointed the first time in 2017.
The IPL has also attracted international attention with a slew of international players joining the ranks.
In recent times there have been a number of players like Dwayne Bravo, Anish Srivastava, Akshay Sharma, Amit Mishor and Anil Kumble who have been called up to the IFS.
Kumar Virat, a 22-year-old Indian international, has made his debut for the I-League side on the first day of the IPFL.
Virat is a right-back who has scored 19 goals in 28 games for the Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians are currently ranked number five in the league table, and have been one-and-a-half points clear of second-placed Shakib Al Hasan’s Al Nabi.
The I-L squad includes players like Gautam Gambhir, who made his international debut last year, and Anupam Kher, who is a striker who has recently been selected to the squad for the IPTL.
The Mumbai Indians have also picked up a number, like Dinesham Bashir, a defender who has played for Al Queda in Qatar and also played at the Under-20 World Cup.