IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: With halfway into the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, there have been a lot of spectacular performances that made headlines. Interestingly, many of them came through uncapped Indian players. Like Chetan Sakariya. The 22-year-old has become a lead bowler for Rajasthan Royals playing XI in absence of Jofra Archer. Owing to these performances, these youngsters will soon get a call from the selectors for the national team. InsideSport.co brings to you 5 uncapped players who are set to get an India team call soon.
IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: Chetan Sakariya (Rajasthan Royals)
Saurashtra’s Chetan Sakariya made his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals this year. And in his first match against Punjab Kings, skipper Sanju Samson entrusted him with the first and final over. He eclipsed all the big names at the Wankhede Stadium with a standout bowling performance, returning 3/31 and taking two wickets for five runs in the last over. In six games he has taken seven wickets and is the second-highest wicket-taker for the Rajasthan side.
IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Harshal Patel has become Virat Kohli’s go-to bowler in middle and death overs. And he has not disappointed his captain. Boasting an impressive 17-wicket haul in just 7 games, he is the current Purple Cap holder. Interestingly, there is no one near to takeover. The second closest in the race is Avesh Kahn with 13 wickets in as many games.
IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: Avesh Khan (Delhi Capitals):
“Mahi bhai’s wicket was my dream wicket”, Avesh Khan said after his inspiring performance against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His two wickets which included sending MS Dhoni back for a golden duck proved crucial in Delhi Capitals (DC) win. Avesh has perfectly played the supporters role with Kagiso Rabada and at times even donned the spearhead of DC’s pace battery.
IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: Ashdeep Singh (Punjab Kings)
Punjab Kings had spent Rs 22 crore to acquire Australian duo Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore) and Riley Meredith (Rs 8 crore) at the auctions. But in a pressure situation in the opening game against Rajasthan Royals (RR), skipper KL Rahul turned to young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh. And he did not disappoint. The 22-year-old chipped 3/35 which also included the all crucial wicket of Samson to seal the win. He is the only constant in Punjab’s otherwise struggling bowling line-up.