Indian Premier League is one of the best platforms for young cricketers to showcase their talent and ability to perform big stage. The likes of R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Pandya brothers who made it to the Indian team as their performance was top notch in IPL in the previous seasons.
In IPL10, team franchises have auctioned many youngsters based on their achievements in domestic matches, Ranji trophy, Syed musthaq ali tournament. Here is the list of young players who are potential candidates for Indian team
The wicketkeeper batsman made his first-class debut in 2015 for Delhi and followed it up with debut in IPL in 2016. The youngster had earlier led India Greens in the Under-19 Challenger Trophy in the 2015-16 season and was part of the junior national side in the tri-series and was part of the Indian team that made it to the Final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. Apart from a record-breaking 24-ball 78 in a league match, he also slammed a century in the tournament. He carried his sparkling form into the 2016-17 season and made his presence felt in the senior circuit. After hitting a triple-ton early in the Ranji Trophy he later slammed a 48-ball century as well. Bought by DD at INR 1.9 crore, which was 19 times his base price of Rs 10 lakhs ahead of IPL 2016, he continues to be part of the squad in the forthcoming season. He has already made his India debut in the shortest format of the game.
Out of 9 matches, Pant has made 174runs at a strike rate of 156 and a player to watch out for in the rest of the games.
Kaul, who represents Sun Risers Hyderabad in the 10th edition of IPL is one of the successful wicket taking bowlers for Warner and his men. A right-arm pacer, was the second highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. The youngster was part of the Indian team that won the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. He played a crucial role in the team’s victory and has since been making waves in the domestic circuit. He claimed a five-for on his first-class debut for Punjab in 2007-08. The former Kolkata Knight Riders player was signed by the Delhi Daredevils in 2013 and bought back by them in the 2014 auction. He had a decent run in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season playing for Punjab and has been with the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last two years.
The 26-year-old batsman plays first-class cricket from Maharashtra. In February 2017, he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiant team for his base price of INR 10 lacs. He has become Mr.Consistent for RPS for the last 4-5matches in the tournament.
In 8matches played, Tripathi scored 259runs at an average of 33 and strike rate near 150.
An attacking left-handed batsman from Delhi, Nitish Rana has grown up playing his cricket at the Feroz Shah Kotla and rubbing shoulders in cricket camps with fellow Delhi mates, Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia and Shikhar Dhawan. Rana has put up meaningful contributions in the List A circuit and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year apart from being the top run-getter for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. Rana credits a lot of his batting success to his coach Sanjay Bhardwaj, who has worked with him through thick and thin.
Rana is one of the serious contenders for Indian team - good technique, aggressive attitude, fearless run scoring mindset which will put him one step ahead of other young players in the tournament. Out of his 10 appearances for MI in IPL10, Rana has scored 312runs at an average of 36 and strike rate of 130 with four 50's in his bag.