The Indian Premier League Auction 2020 came flying in for some young uncapped Indian players and the IPL vindicated its tagline – Where talent meets opportunity. The franchises were circumspect in the initial stages but were rather expressive when the names of these uncapped prodigies propped up. The likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Singh, and Ravi Bishnoi headlined the session along with previous year crorepati Varun Chakravarthy and India U19 World Cup captain Priyam Garg.
Insidesport.co take a look at these players and why they have bagged a fat contract:
Varun Chakravarthy (Tamil Nadu)
Varun Chakravarthy was the joint highest Indian paid player in the IPL Auction 2019 when he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for ₹8.4 crore. The Tamil Nadu mystery spinner made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018. He was the leading wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twenty-two dismissals in nine matches. Varun is the highest paid uncapped Indian in the IPL Auction 2020 with a hefty amount of ₹4 crore and was bagged by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Mumbai)
The Mumbai youngster became the youngest batsman to score a double century in first-class cricket when he achieved this feat in the Vizay Hazare trophy. Also, he smoked 25 sixes in only six Vijay Hazare Trophy games which is a great indication of his hitting prowess. Rajasthan have released Ajinkya Rahane and hence, they were looking at a solid Indian opening batsman and thus, Yashasvi’s pick makes a lot of sense. He was lapped up by them for ₹2.4 crore.
Ravi Bishnoi (Rajasthan)
A leg-spinner with a superb googly, Bishnoi is also a handy lower-order batsman and also a solid fielder. Bishnoi has all the traits to be a perfect fit in any IPL side and well, he will now play under Anil Kumble and this marriage could only work wonders for the leggie. He has already shown his pedigree in the youth One Dayers where he picked up 12 wickets in seven matches at an economy rate of 4.37. Kings XI Punjab acquired his services for ₹2 crore.
Priyam Garg (Uttar Pradesh)
At the age of 15, this young man faced Bhuvaneshwar Kumar to peel off crisp drives. This was him shouting out his credentials, and well, his journey started. He will now lead India Under 19 world cup side and yes, this is just another step in the right direction. Garg heads across to Sunrisers Hyderabad as he was picked up for ₹1.9 crore.
Virat Singh (Jharkhand)
The left-hander from Jharkhand had an impressive domestic season and it reflected in the bidding war between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was in stellar form in the ongoing season – he scored 335 runs in the seven matches he played in the Vijay Hazare at an average of 83.75 and a strike rate of 100.60. Also, he peeled off 343 runs in the 10 matches he played at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Virat too will now play for SRH as he was picked up ₹1.9 crore.