IPL 2023: Up-and-coming young Indian players that could shine in the 16th season
The biggest cricket tournament is due to begin on March 31, and with it comes an opportunity for young players to make their case for selection to their national teams. Many young prospects, from Ruturaj Gaikwad to Umran Malik, have knocked on the doors of the Indian squad with their performances in the IPL.
Here is a list of ten young Indian players to keep an eye out for in the IPL 2023:
01. Sai Sudarshan (Gujarat Titans)
In the IPL last season, Sai Sudarshan appeared briefly for Gujarat Titans. The 21-year-old batter participated in five games and displayed maturity despite the few chances he had. He scored 145 runs in those five games and added a spectacular 65-run season-long performance. The player is significantly more powerful and deadly this year, though. With Tamil Nadu, he had a standout domestic season, scoring 572 runs in the Ranji Trophy.
As he frequently was for his state and TNPL sides in the past, Sudarshan can be a mainstay in the middle order for the defending champions. This season might be even larger for the Tamil Nadu prodigy if Titans use him at his usual No. 3 position.
02. Tilak Varma
Varma astonished everyone with his mature and assured strokeplay for the Mumbai Indians last season, and was one of the team’s few bright spots. His performance was so good that he was rumoured to be included in the Test squad as well.
He averaged 36.09 points per game in 14 games last season, with a high of 61 and two 50s to his name. Keep an eye out for him this season.
He had a fantastic season with Mumbai Indians last year after winning the U-19 World Cup with India. Tilak was the franchise’s second-highest run scorer, with 397 runs scored at an average of 36.09 and a strike rate of 131. MI paid Rs 1.7 crore for him, and their investment appears to have paid off.
03. Avinash Singh (right-arm fast, Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Avinash and Umran Malik have eerie similarities. Both are from Jammu, have the same movement, and consistently bowl at 150kph. When it comes to T20 cricket, consistency is essential, and it would be interesting to see if Avinash can also move the ball, which Malik has been unable to accomplish thus far. Avinash has never participated in professional leather ball cricket, but he might have the opportunity to do so on one of the most prestigious stages ever.
04. Rahul Tewatia (batsman, Gujarat Titans)
Arguably one of India’s best power hitters, who can also throw leg spin. Tewatia, 29, may expect to be noticed by the management of the national team due to his left-handedness, as many of India’s batters are in their 30s and won’t be around for very long.
05. Atharva Taide (Punjab Kings)
Atharva Taide is another promising Indian cricketer. The 22-year-old Vidarbha player has built a reputation for himself in the last year or two. Taide was signed by Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022 auction last year and has the potential to be a major player for them. He is mostly a hitter, but he can pick up wickets with his left-arm spin. Taide has 741 runs in T20 cricket with a strike rate of 120 and is a strong middle-order batsman for Vidarbha. He also scored his first Ranji hundred against Punjab in January and had a solid domestic season.
The teenager also batted well for Vidarbha in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will be expected to do so again if given a chance in the IPL. Taide’s diverse position makes him an easy decision for the Punjab club to accommodate a spot in the lineup, and the player has the potential to emerge as one of the IPL’s discoveries if he lives up to his potential.
06. Vidwath Kaverappa (Punjab Kings)
Vidwath Kaverappa, a Karnataka pacer, was signed by Punjab Kings in the auction for INR 20 lakh. Kaverappa’s stock has only risen since his debut in March of last year. Last season, the pacer took 18 wickets in T20 cricket and was one of the most efficient bowlers with a 6.4 economy rate. He has followed that up with 30 wickets for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy this season, and Punjab Kings will be overjoyed with his performance.
The 24-year-old is in good form and has the potential to dazzle with his bowling in this season of the IPL. His ability to take wickets with the new ball, along with disciplined death bowling, has the potential to make him a factor for the Punjab team this season.
07. Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians)
Cameron Green, one of the auction’s top buys, was recruited by the Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Kieron Pollard, who will now mentor young players as MI’s batting coach. The Australian all-rounder, who cost Rs 17.50 crore, made an impression on the India tour, scoring his maiden Test century in the final Test at Ahmedabad.
08. Sam Curran (Punjab Kings)
Punjab Kings broke the bank to win the services of English all-rounder Sam Curran in the auction, paying a record INR 18.50 crore for the 24-year-old. Curran has impressed for England with his all-round abilities, becoming as one of the top death bowlers in the world. In PBKS, he will be joined by England colleague Liam Livingstone.
09. Suryakumar Yadav, (Mumbai Indians)
Suryakumar Yadav of the Mumbai Indians will be looking to redeem himself in the upcoming IPL 2023 after a disastrous ODI series against Australia in which he suffered three straight golden ducks. With a T20 strike rate of more than 175, he hopes to build on his great performance from last season.
The powerful Mumbai batsman made 303 runs at an excellent average of 43.29 and a strike rate of 145.67 in the 2022 IPL, making him a vital contributor to the team’s triumph. Yadav is an important player for the five-time champions as they want to add another championship to their collection.
10. Yash Dhull (Delhi Capitals)
Yash Dhull was signed by the Delhi Capitals last year, however he did not appear in any games in 2022. Dhull, 20, is a talented player who will be an excellent addition to the team. The teenager represented India in the U-19 World Cup in 2022 and has done well on the domestic circuit this season.
Dhull has appeared in 8 T20s and scored 363 runs at a terrific average of 72 and strike rate of 131. With Rishabh Pant out due to injury, DC may give Dhull opportunities later in the season. The Delhi-born youngster has all the makings of a future star, and this IPL season might help him get there.
Q.1-Who is the youngest cricketer in IPL 2023?
Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, at the age of 15, becomes the IPL’s youngest player to be auctioned off. The youngster has established a base price of INR 20 lakh for clubs interested in hiring him ahead of the next season.
Ghazanfar is 6ft 2 inches tall and from the Zurmat area of Afghanistan’s Paktia province. The off-spinner had previously entered the Big Bash League but was turned down by the clubs, who kept him on the sidelines.
He has competed in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League, appearing in three matches. Ghazanfar took five wickets in the contests, with his best bowling stats of 4/15 while representing the Mis Ainak Knights. Having his name on the IPL auction list is a huge accomplishment in and of itself, but there is a chance that the teams may take him under their wing and grow him into one of the game’s best players, similar to his compatriot Rashid Khan.
Q.2- Which new players are coming in IPL 2023?
IPL’s New Player List
- Rahul Chahar (Rajasthan Royals paid 5.5 crore INR for him)
- Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians paid Rs 15 crore for him)
- Mustafizur Rahman was acquired by the Delhi Capitals at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
- Shardul Thakur joins the Delhi Capitals for Rs 10.75 crore.
- Mark Wood, an England IPL Player List, was purchased by the Lucknow Team at Rs 7.75 crore.
- Hazelwood was acquired by RCB for 7.75 crore INR.
- Ferguson agreed to sell to the Gujarat Titans at Rs 10 crore.
- Krishna (For Rs. 10 crore, the Rajasthan Royals acquired him)
- Deepak Chahar was purchased by CSK for Rs 14 crore.
Q.3- Is 2023 last IPL for Dhoni?
He will keep playing: Rohit Sharma denies that the IPL 2023 will be MS Dhoni’s final season.
Q.4- Which team is KL Rahul in IPL 2023?
Lucknow made it to the playoff stage of the premier championship last season as a debutant in the 2022 edition of the cash-rich league. On Saturday, Rahul’s LSG team will face the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their IPL 2023 opener at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.
Q.5- Who will be next CSK captain 2023?
MS Dhoni is slated to head the Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 Indian Premier League and has already begun training for the upcoming season.
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