With Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah coming to the forefront in IPL, there are a lot of Indian players who still need to be discovered by the media. These domestic players have great potential and would make a great addition to the IPL series. Here’s a list of few undiscovered players who could really shine in the spotlight.
#1 Dhruv Shore
This right-hand, middle-order batsman could be the solution to the Indian team’s middle-order conundrum. With a score of 303 runs at an average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 141.58 in T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Dhruv Shorey has also scored a century and a pivotal 71 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Although the middle order in the Chennai Super Kings already consists of Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, and Ambati Rayadu, Shorey might just make the team albeit with much competition. The batsman scored a hundred in the final of Ranji Trophy against Vidarbha and making the team would be a stepping stone for him to showcase his talent on the global out front.
#2 Akshdeep Nath
Akshdeep Nath has shown immense potential in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as Uttar Pradesh’s captain and making three 50+ scores. This right-handed middle-order batsman used to be a part-time medium pacer before he tried wicket-keeping. With Kings XI Punjab still lacking a full-time wicketkeeper, there are chances that Nath may replace KL Rahul on the team depending on the player’s tendency to keep wickets.
#3 Mahipal Lomror
An all-rounder, left-hand batsman, and a slow bowler, this 18-year-old powerhouse has had an exemplary performance in the domestic tournaments. Even though, his bowling numbers are low, Lomror compensates for the same with his exceptional batting spree, With a 246 runs at an average of 49.2 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and a 229 runs at an average of 25.4 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Lomror is likely to make a great addition to the Rajasthan Royals team, as one could see shades of Ravindra Jadeja of 2008 in the player.
#4 Kulwant Khejroliya
Kulwant Khejroliya is a left-arm, medium-fast bowler who can be commended for his consistency in the domestic seasons. With 12 wickets in the Vijay Hazare trophy and 14 wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of 6.56 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, this medium pacer might be a steal for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for his consistency of economical bowling rate combined with the ability to take regular wickets.
#5 Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed, the Rajasthan pacer, has been in good form in the domestic seasons being the second highest wicket-taker in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 17 wickets, and 10 wickets from six games in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Although the left-arm medium pace bowler might have to fight for a spot on the bowling squad of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, and T Natarajan, it is clear from the extravagant amount spent by the team on him that he might land some games.
With their inclusion in the IPL matches, the game is bound to be more enthralling than ever before.