Indian Premier League in one of the most popular and lucrative leagues of the world. Many blooming players made their debut in IPL and started getting opportunities to play in the national team. A few years ago, all the franchises needed to choose several players from their respective catchment areas outside the auction. At the present, a different number of homegrown players are playing for several franchises:
Kolkata Knight Riders – 0
Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team that does not choose even a single home-grown player in the team. Undoubtedly the state team is slowly improving it is to hope that the team will include homegrown players in the coming seasons.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 1
Sunrisers Hyderabad has included the only single home-grown player in their team. It seems the franchise did not work hard in this field. Sandeep Bavanaka, a decent performer, already plays for Hyderabad.
Rajasthan Royals – 2
The two homegrown players in the Rajasthan Royals team are Mahipal Lomror and Akash Singh. Mahipal is considered to be a talented all-rounder, and the Akash is expected to be an India prospect a fast- bowler.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2
Royal Challengers Bangalore has always in the team boosted his home-grown players. This time the team has included Devdutt Padikkal and Pavan Deshpande. Devdutt is becoming a fine talented performer. Pavan might also get an opportunity to be part of the RCB team.
Chennai Super Kings – 3
Murali Vijay, R. Sai Kishore, and N Jagadeesan are the three players playing for Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL. It is credible that the franchise is well aligned with the sentiments of local fans. These three players deserve to be included in the team. Murali Vijay leads the Tamil group, while N Jagadeesan is a talented wicket-keeper, and Sai Kishore is one of the leading finger-spinners in the domestic circuit. These two players may prove to be fruitful to the team in the absence of Raina and Harbhajan Singh.
Delhi Capitals – 4
Delhi Capitals has included players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, and Lalit Yadav, who have already influence and represented their city. Two experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan and Pant can manage any crucial situation. The best has already proved himself as the best Indian pacer. Lalit Yadav is a blooming all-rounder.
Kings XI Punjab – 4
The next in number, which has included the team’s home-grown players, is Kings XI Punjab. Although this chunk of the Indian contingent belongs to Karnataka, the team has given Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, and Harpreet Brar.
Mumbai Indians – 5
Mumbai Indians have special homegrown players in the form of Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, and Digvijay Deshmukh. They will be playing for the Mumbai Indians this year’s IPL. Though Digvijay represents Maharashtra, he can be considered as homegrown addition. The other four are well-known players of Mumbai. Rohit is the best homegrown player on the team.
It was difficult for the eight franchises to select such players, as all the country regions do not belong to one catchment or the other. Thus the BCCI did not have any other option but to make these neutral sections divided equally among the teams as per their catchment areas. But, this arrangement led to many controversies, and soon the entire concept changed.