IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : 5 unknowns who have surprised the cricket world

The Indian Premier League has been the premier platform for growing and budding cricketers to flourish and make a statement in the world’s biggest stage.

Players like Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and many more leading cricketers of this generation has been discovered through the IPL. And the ongoing IPL 2020 has not been any different as new stars have continued impressing fans and pundits with their kitty of talents.

The IPL 2020 has now reached the halfway stage and in this article we take a look at  the Top 5 unknowns that has been a revelation so far this season.

IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : T. Natarajan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

The SRH speedster has been a revelation in this season’s IPL with his inch perfect yorkers and incredible death bowling. It has been an incredible journey for Natrajan from being a nobody to becoming the ‘Yorker King of IPL 2020.’

Although hee was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018, he played his first game for them only this season. In SRH’s win over Delhi Capitals on Tuesday, Natarajan proved his talent and mettle by hurling a series of yorkers in the innings 14th and 18th over and denying the batsmen any chance to get firing.

He ended his spell with brilliant figures of 4-0-21-1 included the prize wicket of Australian big-hitter Marcus Stoinis.

IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : Rahul Tewatia (Rajasthan Royals)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has never seen anything better. A rookie domestic cricketer from Haryana Rahul Tewatia hit sixes at will against the world class bowlers like Sheldon Cottrell & Mohammad Shami to score one of the most memorable victory in the IPL history.

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Chasing 224, Rajasthan Royals at one point of time were looking completely out of the game as score read 2 for 140 at the end of 15 overs. Royals needed 84 in 30 balls. Not even the  biggest of the backer of Royals would have believed what they saw later.
27 year old Rahul Tewatia did something unbelievable as he turned the game upside down by hitting 6 sixes in space of 7 balls to win the game for his team. What was more amazing was that Tewatia took 19 balls to score his first 8 runs and ended up with 53 from 31 balls in the end

IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Devdutt Padikkal of Royal Challengers is without any doubt one of the most promising prospects on this list. We did not expect to see the 20-year-old RCB opener to play as maturely as the likes of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers but has been clinical for getting RCB crucial runs at the top of the order. In seven matches, he has amassed 243 runs with three fifties. He has been instrumental in Bangalore’s winning cause.

IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : Priyam Garg (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

While everyone was expecting David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson & Manish Pandey to be the biggest challenge for Chennai Super Kings bowlers in the IPL 2020 match-up with Sunrisers Hyderabad. But CSK managed to send them back to the pavilion before 11th over and with score reading just  69 runs.
Dhoni and CSK bowlers had little idea about things to come. 19 year old India’s Under 19 captain Priyam Garg gave an exemplary display of his strong nerves and rich repertoire of strokes to snatch a win from under CSK’s nose.
Garg along with fellow teammate Abhishek Sharma stitched 77 runs partnership in just 7 overs to leave Dhoni and CSK stunned.
The duo also  created IPL history as they became lowest combined age for a 50 runs stand in the IPL History.
IPL 2020 Halfway Stage : Karthik Tyagi (Rajasthan Royals)
Indian fast bowler Kartik Tyagi, who starred for the U-19 team during the World Cup earlier this year, made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020 game against Mumbai Indians.
Interestingly, Tyagi took a wicket in his very first over of IPL as he sent dangerous MI opener Quinton de Kock back to the pavilion. The 19-year-old banged in short and at the stumps and de Kock, in an attempt to pull, top-edged the ball which went straight up before wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catch it with ease.
Meanwhile, fans and cricket pundits were all praise for Tyagi and they applauded the youngster and heralded him as the next big thing in Indian cricket.