The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is just around the corner. The IPL is heralded as one of the biggest platforms for Indian youngsters to advertise their skills.
Like every year in IPL, this time also the franchises have put the good amount of money in the youngsters, including the uncapped Indian players, they are getting ready to show their talent immediately when they will earn the opportunity in the upcoming IPL tournament.
Without further ado, let’s find out.
Priyam Garg (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
This young right-arm leg spinner will be donning the Kings XI Punjab outfit for IPL 2020 after he was bought by the franchise for a sum of INR 2 Crore.
The youngster impressed in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year as he finished as the leading wicket-taker, capping off with a four-wicket haul in India’s loss in the final against Bangladesh.
Bishnoi joins the Kings XI Punjab side who have lost the services of talismanic spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He will be aiming to make a mark alongside Mujeeb ur Rahman and potentially form a solid spin duo for the IPL franchise.
Ishan Porel (Kings XI Punjab)
Right-arm Bengal pacer Ishan Porel was a revelation at the previous edition of the U-19 World Cup.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bought Ishan’s services for INR 20 lakh (base price) in the 2020 IPL auction. While he is improving with the time progress, KXIP can utilise him in the IPL 2020.
The 21-years-old coupled with his pace, accuracy, a mean bouncer and toe-crushing yorker, Porel can run through any batting lineup on his day.
Yashashvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals)
India U-19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal will be the one to watch out for in the Rajasthan Royals side. The 18-year old batsman was the highest run-scorer in the U-19s World Cup and was India’s best player along with Ravi Bishnoi. His List A career got off to a brilliant start as well as he became the youngest cricketer to score a List A double-century when he smashed 203 runs off 154 balls against Jharkhand in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match.
Needless to say, there was a bidding war to sign him, but the Royals emerged victorious, signing him for ₹2.4 Crore. A lot will be expected of him this IPL season and, in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane, he could very well slot in at the top of the order from the start of the tournament.
Yashasvi’s U-19 team-mate Kartik Tyagi and all-rounder Riyan Parag will be ones to look out for as well.