5 players from Hero I-League 2017-18 seasons we would like to see in India National Team

By Rajarshi Chakrabarty

1. Shilton Paul

At 29, the Mohun Bagan captain and goalkeeper is certainly not one of the young legs around and considering the quality available in the goalkeeping department in the Indian National team with the likes of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh to guard the net, it might not be the easiest job to find a place.

But if the current performance of Shilton Paul in the recently concluded Hero I League 2017-18 has anything to go by, the Mohun Bagan shot-stopper could easily feature in the National Team.

Named after former English goalkeeper Peter Shilton, the Bagan goalkeeper has been outstanding beneath the bars throughout the season and his phenomenal save in the Kolkata Derby against Laldanmawia Ralte’s shot is arguably the save of the season.

Shilton has been awarded the “Best Goalkeeper Award” by AIFF this season for his impactful goalkeeping and Indian fans would love to see him once again guarding the goal for Indian National Team.

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