Prashant Chopra has all the attributes to become a good Test as well as limited over opening batsman

Prashant Chopra 520A stroke of luck and he was included in the Under-19 World Cup squad in 2012. Manan Vohra’s injury meant that Prashant Chopra was given a chance. He played some crucial knocks in Australia, in alien conditions and was giving the Indian team much needed starts as an opener.

After his successful World Cup stint, he started focusing on his first class career for Himachal Pradesh Ranji team. Since then, he has been improving with each innings. He has a decent average of 38.89 in first class career. He has scored four centuries and seven half-centuries in his 40 innings career so far. A promising talent and a gritty opener; Prashant has all the attributes to become a good Test as well as limited over opening batsman.

In 2015, he scored a well compiled 187 runs in Rajkot against Saurashtra in a Ranji group game. Since then he has been in a decent form. He scored a brisk 74* in Nagpur against Bengal in the beginning of January 2016. Then he went on to score 117 runs in October against Andhra in Bhubaneswar. He good form with the continued against Kerela as well. He scored 60 runs in his first innings on a Kolkata pitch which assisted bowling more than batting. He was the highest scorer for his team and that helped his team in taking a crucial psychological advantage of 13 runs against Kerela.

His form with bat has been good recently and a solid defence comes handy on not so batting friendly pitches. He has a good head on his shoulder and all he needs do now is to focus and work hard on his fitness as well his batting. He will come up with goods, given time.