Amid the pandemic gloom around the world, one thing came out well this year. It is the IPL 2020! The ongoing tournament is proving to be exciting for the cricket world and the fans. With competition growing among the teams each passing game, everyone is witnessing surprising things every day in the tournament.
During its previous years, the IPL has given a big platform to numerous current India stars like Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant. This year too, many young players have shown their capability so far. Let us take a look at 5 of the most talented young players in the ongoing IPL tournament.
The Under-19 star of India, Ravi Bishnoi, had the confidence of Kings XI Punjab as the management took him in the first match itself. The 20-year-old has surpassed their expectations. So far, at an economy of 7.17, the young leg-spinner has taken 12 wickets in 13 matches.
He, along with Murugan Ashwin, kept the run rate of the opponent teams under control during the middle-overs. Bishnoi bowled a splendid spell of 1/13 in 4 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad while defending a low total of KXIP of 127 runs. Bishnoi is one of their players KXIP might want to retain for the next season.
Another young talent of Kings XI Punjab. Arshdeep Singh has been instrumental in Punjab’s turnaround in the ongoing season. Arshdeep has lent a hand to Mohammed Shami in the middle-overs and Chris Jordan in the death overs and made the bowling unit of his side strong.
The left-arm pacer hailing from Madhya Pradesh, so far, has taken wickets in 8 games. His economy is 8.77. He regularly bowls in the death overs for his team. Arshdeep Singh has shown sharp use of the slower ball variants and hits the precise length, which creates troubles for the opponent batsmen.
The RCB fans wanted to see Devdutt Padikkal in the IPL since a year ago. This year, RCB management granted the wish of the fans. And Padikkal demonstrated that the hype was not inappropriate. He smashed 3 fifties in his initial 4 games. Scoring 422 runs so far, Padikkal is the second-highest run-scorer of Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.
At the age of 17, Ishan Kishan had made his IPL debut for Gujarat Lions. In 2018, the Mumbai Indians spotted this gifted youth and got him on the team. In IPL 2020, the 22-year-old has scored 395 runs in 10 games. His average is 49.37 and a strike rate of 143, so far. He is MI’s second-most run-scorer.
The 23-year-old registered consecutive half-centuries for Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj Gaikwad has displayed classic temper in run-chases, and MS Dhoni recognized his talent after their victory over KKR.