The Indian premier league tops the list of cricket leagues to encourage new talents. On the other hand, the franchises welcome prominent players from overseas as additional weapons. Some players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, AB De Villiers changed the picture of IPL in their own ways. Several astonishing performers of U19 world cup are about to try their luck this year. Let us have a look at blooming cricketers as well as experienced ones that are going to play their maiden IPL this year.
- Prithvi Shaw
He is the captain of the U19 cricket team of India that clinched the series this year. Often compared to Sachin Tendulkar, he scored loads of hundreds in the domestic cricket. He was picked by the Delhi DareDevils owing to his match-winning abilities.
- Henreich Klassen
He made his debut for South Africa in the series against India earlier this year. He was named as the hero of the Pink ODI against India by his mind-blowing performance as a batsman as well as a wicket-keeper. He slammed 43 runs off 27 balls in that memorable match. He entered the team as a replacement for injured Quinton de Kock in that series. He was bagged by the Rajasthan Royals for the current IPL edition to replace skipper Steven Smith.
- Shubhman Gill
This Punjabi cricketer was the star performer in the U19 World cup 2018. He scored 372 runs off 6 games. He was awarded the player of the series trophy for ICC U19 World cup. He was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders at a price of Rs.1.8 crores.
- Lungi Ngidi
This terrific speedster from South Africa was bagged by the Chennai Super Kings franchise by his performance in the series against India. He came as a replacement for the injured player Dale Steyn. He was picked by the franchise for a deal of Rs.50 lakhs. He made his debut in T20s in January 2017 in the series against Sri Lanka and his best performance was 4/19.
- Tom Curran
He was called as a replacement for Mitchell Starc by the Kolkata Knight Riders. He made his T20 debut in June 2017 and his best performance that time was 3/33. This kiwi bowler made a five-wicket haul against Australia in the recent series. His economy rate was expensive, that is, 9.28 but his variations in line and length made him an incredible pacer he was.
This Afgan all-rounder was one of the incredible cricketers in the modern days. He is the youngest cricketer to take five wickets in an innings. He played a crucial role in the Afganistan’s journey of World cup qualifiers along with another bowler Rashid Khan. He was bought by KXIP franchise for a sum of Rs.4 crore. He succeeded in the formation of a terrific leg-spin duo from Afganistan along with Rashid Khan.