5 Indian Youngsters to Watch in IPL 2022
The IPL News for 2022 will kick off on March 26 where 70 matches to be played across four venues in Maharashtra. While the IPL schedule is yet to be officially announced, all 10 teams will be divided into two groups as per the new format.
The IPL 2022 mega auction saw many players make a fortune for themselves by bagging lucrative contracts at the two-day event in Bengaluru. They included both seasoned and uncapped players. However, there are a few youngsters who could make a tremendous impact in this year’s IPL. Without further ado, here’s a look at the five of them.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled the individual IPL points table by winning the IPL Orange Cap last season having amassed 635 runs and playing an instrumental role in CSK winning their fourth IPL title. He was one of the star players retained by the franchise on November 30, 2021, along with skipper MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Moeen Ali.
Now a part of India in T20Is, the last season’s IPL Emerging Player would be hope to replicate his success in this year’s cash-rich event.
Avesh Khan: Avesh Khan finished as the second-highest wicket-taker last season behind the IPL Purple Cap award winner Harshal Patel with 24 scalps from 16 games. Despite that, he was released by the Delhi Capitals.
Avesh became the most expensive uncapped player after being bought by the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants for INR 10 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Now, being in the scheme of things in India’s shortest format, the emerging pacer would be more than charged up to make the ball do the talking in this year’s IPL.
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan after being released by the Mumbai Indians was bought back by the same franchise for a staggering INR 15.25 crore making him the most expensive buy at this year’s IPL auction. MI broke the bank and successfully outbid everyone to rope him in.
After his stupendous 89-run knock against Sri Lanka recently, Ishan has proved that he is prepared for the upcoming challenge as Mumbai eye a record sixth IPL crown.
Venkatesh Iyer: Venkatesh Iyer played a big role in KKR making the finals last season. The Madhya Pradesh cricketer scored 370 runs in 10 games opening the innings and was one of the franchise’s first-choice retentions for IPL 2022.
With an eye on this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, the southpaw would be hoping to score the bulk of runs and also chip in with wickets in the 15th edition of the IPL.
Ravi Bishnoi: Ravi Bishnoi has 24 IPL scalps from 23 matches having represented Punjab Kings. After being released by the 2014 finalists, the youngster was roped in by the Lucknow Super Giants for a sum of INR 4 crore. He also made his India T20I debut in the West Indies series finishing with three wickets from two matches.
Having succeeded in winning a new franchise’s confidence, the emerging leggie would be hoping to take his bowling skills to the next level in IPL 2022.