Former Indian opener and now a cricket analyst Aakash Chopra has picked five young Indian talents to watch out for in the forthcoming IPL. The tournament has always been a perfect platform for the youngsters to showcase their craft and there are some exciting talents who can impress one and all with their skills.
The IPL has helped many players rise through the ranks and these players would look to give their all while playing with and against the best in the business. We have noticed that many prodigy players have grown in confidence after their impressive show in the IPL.
Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra has named Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Riyan Parag, Devdutt Paddikal and Virat Singh in his list of five young players to watch out for.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was brought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 2.4 crores and his is a story of rags to riches. The left-hander was the top run-getter of the 2020 Under-19 World Cup as he scored 400 runs in six matches at an impressive average of 133.33 and strike rate of 82.47.
Ravi Bishnoi, another Under-19 World Cup find for India, was roped in by Kings XI Punjab for INR 2 crores. The leg-spinner had impressed with his skills and ended the 2020 Under-19 World Cup as the highest wicket-taker with 17 wickets in six matches at a fine average of 10.65.
Riyan Parag has already impressed while playing for Rajasthan Royals. The right-hander has scored 160 runs in seven matches and he has also scalped two wickets. Parag has shown the skills to hit the ground running.
Virat Singh has shown great skills to be a power-hitter and has done well for Jharkhand. The left-hander had scored 343 runs in 10 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the 2019-20 season. Singh will play for SRH as he was roped in for INR 1.9 crores.
Karnataka’s Devdutt Padikkal was the highest run-getter in the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he racked up 580 runs in 12 matches at 64.44. The left-hander was roped for INR 20 lakhs by RCB.