The basic idea behind the IPL was to in cash the popularity of the Cricket and to give the opportunity to raw talents of the country to prove their worth.
Because of IPL, the breed of iconic players produces like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kuldip Yadav, Yajuvendra Chahal, etc.
The list goes on and on…
Indian Premier League really obliged Indian cricket fraternity by producing fresh talents and converting them into the seasoned cricketers. And, this season of IPL tournament is no exception too!
It has been unfolding many new players that will shoulder the responsibility of Indian Cricket in the future. In the forthright, we have been witnessed some extraordinary batting, bowling and fielding performances from the new generation of players.
They are showcasing the glimpse of their talent which will be nurtured and performed for the Nation if the opportunities given to them.
Let us discuss fresh crops of players who have played or playing their 1st or 2nd IPL season.
All franchise has been continuously identifying raw talent and nurturing them.
Players like Jaspreet Bumrah, Pandya Brothers and Ajinkya Rahane are the finding of Mumbai Indians whereas Yajuvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are the courtesy of RCB and KNR, respectively which have now turned into reliable team members.
1. Mayank Markande (MI)
He is only 20 years, Punjabi lad who has performed extremely well this tournament proving as a great asset to his team.
He has taken 10 wickets with his mysterious googlies in 7 matches he played with the decent economy of 7.52 and with the strike rate of 13.80. He is one of the brightest prospects of Indian Cricket.
2. Suryakumar Yadav (MI)
IPL 2018 is a dream run for Suryakumar Yadav. Although he proved his ability in middle order when he was representing KKR, he became lethal when he has given an opportunity to open for MI.
He grabbed the opportunity of opening for MI and he is consistently performing in the opening slot. He seemed finished product to wear a blue cap. He is definitely a player to watch for this season and future too.
3. Prithvi Shaw (DD)
The renunciation of the father to build the career of his son is the story of Prithvi Shaw.
He has been hailed as a future of Indian Cricket batting. India won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2017 under his able leadership.
He was hand-picked by Delhi Daredevils and already showing his class with the fantastic half-century against KKR. He became the youngest player in IPL history to do so.
His playing style has a blending of craftsmanship of Sachin Tendulkar and power of Dhoni. Surely the emerging player!
4. Rishabh Pant (DD)
The powerful young left-handed keeper-batsman, who has been regarded as the front-runner who can fill the void after Dhoni’s retirement.
He is a dashing batsman who can clear boundaries hit big sixes at will. He is a promising player who is temperamentally sound. The only thing he is lacking is consistency.
5. Sanju Samson (RR)
This IPL is proving fairy tale for this young talented right-hand batsman. He is one of the most run scorers of the forthright. He has an array of the shots under his belt.
One of the most promising players knowing the doors of the Indian team. Already praised by the commentators and experts for his technique against a seam and spin bowlers, he is the star in making. He can keep too.
Who will forget his super hit knock of 92 not out against RCB?
It was a classy inning with 10 towering sixes!
6. Krishnamma Gowtham (RR)
He has been regarded as the dark horse after the inning he played against MI. His power hitting in the ending over won a match for his team against MI.
He is emerging all-rounder with his mysterious off-spin and ability to hit the cricketing ball brutally.
7. Dipak Chahar (CSK)
He is a traveller of the different franchise like RR, RPS and CSK. A talented medium-fast bowler who has pace and accuracy under his belt. He is one of the preferred picks of M.S.Dhoni.
He has shown his abilities against MI in the first match. He is one of the players in this season to watch for.
8. Ankit Rajpoot (KXIP)
He was the player of the match against DD where he picked 2 crucial wickets and helped his team to defend the total of 143. He was the player of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad too where he claimed 5 wickets.
Unfortunately, KXIP couldn’t win the game but he is becoming the frontline weapon of fast bowling as the tournament proceeds.
9. Nitish Rana (KKR)
Last year IPL proved a dream run for left-handed Nitish Rana where he scored a bunch of runs for MI.
This year, he is playing for KKR, already established himself as a pillar of batting. He is a great prospect of future.
10. Shivam Mavi (KKR)
He can be tagged as the genuine fast bowler who may represent India in future. Constantly hitting the pace above 140 km/hr, he is one player to watch in future.
He would have to play a major part in increasing the chances of KKR’s march towards the title of the season.
11. Mandeep Singh (RCB)
A class player proving his worth as a solid middle-order batsman even if his innings proved worthless in the losing streak of the RCB. He is a definitely reliable option in the middle order.
12. Sidhdharth Kaul (SRH)
The speedster who is performing consistently with his fiery pace. He has been a backbone of fast bowling for SRH in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
He was sensational in the game against MI and KXIP where SRH defended theirs below par total. He has an ability to perform under pressure situations.
13. Basil Thampi (SRH)
This Kerala express impressed everyone in last year’s IPL tournament when he played for Gujrat Lions. He is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad from this season. He is known for his accuracy and speed.
IPL has been a great platform for new players who gain instant limelight whenever they selected for IPL and performed further. The list of the players is very long.
Some of the players worth mentioning are N.Jagdeeshan, Manjot Karla, Mayank Dagar, Shuman Gill, Apoorva Wankhede, etc.
There are some unheard players too! Who knows that one of them will come and steal the show?
Keep your finger crossed!