The stylish cricketer Rishabh Pant popped off in the 10th edition of the IPL and suddenly caught the eyes of the entire nation. He made it to the national team thanks in large part to the IPL.
IPL – A PLATFORM FOR YOUNG PLAYERS
The IPL offers a fantastic platform for budding cricketers to display their abilities and establish themselves in the sport. The league teams include established international players and emerging domestic players, giving young talent the opportunity to learn and play alongside some of the game’s top performers. Numerous accomplished players, such as Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Shubman Gill,have leveraged the IPL to advance their careers and represent India on the international stage. By prioritizing the development of young talent, the IPL has maintained its novelty and thrill, with fresh stars emerging each season.
The IPL offers young cricketers a notable advantage as it can serve as a pathway to international triumph. Many players have used their participation in the IPL as a springboard to advance their careers and eventually represent India in international cricket. For example, Jasprit Bumrah, a highly skilled fast bowler for India, was not widely recognized before he joined the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Through his involvement in the tournament, he honed his abilities, and he later emerged as one of the world’s top fast bowlers.
So, it’s clear at this point that IPL is the perfect stage for the youngsters to shine bright like a diamond and to seal their spot in the national team. Let’s take a look at some of the Emerging Players on whom you must keep an eye on.
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EMERGING PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
KS Bharath is a young Indian cricketer who served as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League tournament. In the 2021 season, RCB acquired him for his base price of INR 20 lakhs. Although Bharath made his IPL debut that year, he didn’t get an opportunity to showcase his batting or wicket keeping abilities in any of the games. Bharath has a reputation for explosive batting and sharp wicket keeping skills in domestic cricket, and many believe he is one of the promising young talents to keep an eye on in Indian cricket.
As of 2023, Gujarat Titans has bagged him for 1.20 cr for the wicket keeper / Batsman position and he is all set to put on a show out there. Watch out for him.
Rinku Singh’s cricketing career is a remarkable example of perseverance and commitment. He hails from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, and began playing cricket when he was 13 years old. Rinku is a left-handed batsman and bowls leg-spin occasionally. Nevertheless, his family’s financial troubles meant that he had to work as a waiter to support them while simultaneously pursuing his passion for cricket. Despite the difficulties he encountered, Rinku’s skills and abilities were recognized and acknowledged.
Winning a two-wheeler as Man of the Match award at a school T20 championship changed the fortunes of this Aligarh family.
After demonstrating unwavering persistence and determination, Rinku Singh’s efforts were rewarded when he scored his first-ever half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Kings XI Punjab during the 2019 season. His performance was critical in securing a crucial victory for the Knight Riders and showcased his ability to be a valuable asset to the team. In 2023, KKR has bagged him and let’s see what he is going to do this time.
Litton Das is a Bangladeshi cricketer who has made his mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with his consistent performances. He was first picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2016 but didn’t make much of an impact. It was in 2017 when he made his debut for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and played a crucial role in the team’s campaign.
He delivered outstanding performances during the IPL, but his most exceptional showing was in the Qualifier 1 game against the Delhi Capitals. He scored an unbeaten 41 runs off just 25 balls, which helped his team reach the final. Additionally, in the final match against the Chennai Super Kings, he played a pivotal role by scoring 20 runs off 13 balls and taking a remarkable catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis. Litton Das is with KKR this year and we’re sure that he is going to shine.
Shivam Mavi, the upcoming star, is a talented young Indian cricketer who has gained recognition in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was born in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on November 26, 1998, and is a right-arm fast bowler. In 2018, Mavi debuted in the IPL, representing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). During the Under-19 World Cup in 2018, Shivam Mavi caught the attention of the Indian cricket community with his impressive speed, precision, and skill in swinging the ball in both directions. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were among the first to recognize his potential and acquired him for INR 3 crore during the IPL 2018 auction. Shivam Mavi is playing for Gujarat Titans (GT) in 2023 IPL. Keep an eye on him as he might go big this year.
Harry Brook, a skilled and youthful English cricket player, was picked up by the KKR team for the 2022 IPL. His impressive batting skills and adaptability played a major role in getting him this opportunity. He played his first match against the Punjab Kings, scoring 16 runs off 13 balls, but his second match against the Rajasthan Royals showed a significant improvement, as he hit four fours and two sixes, making 52 runs off 43 balls, demonstrating his potential for success in the IPL.
Besides his excellent batting skills, Harry Brook demonstrated his versatility by taking two wickets during KKR’s match against the Delhi Capitals, which they won by a close two-run margin. Brook’s IPL experience was outstanding, and he displayed his potential as a flexible and productive player. His youthful enthusiasm and exceptional abilities suggest that he has a promising future in the cricketing world. In the 2023 IPL, Brook is going to appear for Sunrisers Hyderabad, so keep an eye on him as he might create a storm.
In 2021, Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder, joined the Rajasthan Royals team for the Indian Premier League (IPL) based on his exceptional all-round abilities and potential to make a significant impact. He made his IPL debut against the Punjab Kings, scoring two runs and taking a wicket in his four overs. However, he demonstrated his potential in his second match against the Delhi Capitals, scoring 17 runs off nine balls and taking two wickets in his four overs, which led to RR’s first victory of the season. Cameron is going to play for Mumbai Indians as they have purchased him for 17.50 cr. Is this the season where Cameron Green is going to pop off? We have to wait and see.
IPL has been one of the center stages in the cricketing scene and this year, it’s going to be no different. High octane action, wild emotions and nerve wrecking matches awaits us and honestly, we can’t wait to witness them all at once. So, these are some of the Emerging Players to watch out for and let’s keep an eye on them. Hope they all shine , fingers crossed.