IPL 2020: Indian Premier League has been extremely close to our hearts not just because of the game that we can witness in this cricketing extravaganza but also because it provides us with a gilt-edged opportunity to watch the future stars shine as bright as ever and steal away the thunders from the supposed Gods of cricket.
It is a fascinating contest of the bat and ball that stays witness to the emergence of unheralded cricketers, who probably would be forgotten after that one solitary night but that night would stay alight with the brilliance of a shimmering candle that chose to raise hell against the Supreme beings of the sport.
In this article, we would love to pick up five names who can be stars shining bright in the sky of Indian cricketers or may fade away to oblivion darker than a black hole, but those nights will come alive in flames from these cricketers.
Shivam Mavi: IPL 2020 is going to be his stage
Enmeshed in a tragic state of affair, sidelined with an injury, Mavi had to settle for mediocrity in 2018 when the youngster could only manage to pick up 5 wickets from 9 games which also saw him be pretty expensive.
Under the chaperonage of New Zealand fast bowler, Kyle Mills, Mavi has been working out extremely hard in the nets and is hell-bent to announce his comeback to the domestic Indian extravaganza. He can regularly clock at 140 to 150 plus kays and he is a gifted youngster with the ability to swing the ball late.
As we all know that the pitches in UAE are pretty conducive to the bowlers, Mavi will have a slight advantage walking into the games. He will be KKR’s major pick to lead the fast bowling unit of KKR alongside the like of Pat Cummins and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Kartik Tyagi: He will look to make an impact in IPL 2020
A youngster who left Australia dazzled with a lethal swing would definitely be the one to watch out for in UAE. An extremely talented fast bowler, Kartik Tyagi will be a crucial option in the ranks of Rajasthan Royals alongside the likes of Oshane Thomas and Jofra Archer.
The most menacing weapon in this wunderkind’s arsenal is his ability to produce some late swing on the ball that leaves the batsman in a state of daze and also asks glaring questions to them that are they exactly ready for what follows?
This youngster will be making his debut for the Royals in the imminent edition of Indian Premier League and eyes will be on him to fathom the fact that is he ready to take the battle to the greats.
Yashashvi Jaiswal: IPL 2020 is going to be a big season for him
The lanky southpaw who holds the record for being the youngest cricketer to strike a double century in List A cricket, producing the magical knock against Kerala in Vijay Harare Trophy.
Jaiswal was also one of India U-19’s major monikers alongside the likes of Priyam Garg and Kartik Tyagi who have snapped up Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
He will most likely open the innings for the Royals with Jos Butler who is in phenomenal touch for England and will be raring to don on the jersey of the Royals.
Rising steadily from the ranks of Bengal to India U-19, this fast bowler has developed himself from a medium pacer to a pacer, a transition which is very difficult to make, taking into consideration the number of efforts that it can take.
Added to the Kings XI Punjab for the base price of just Rs 20 Lakhs, Porel can be a valuable addition to the echelons bragging of Mohammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell. This will not just give a major boost to the bowling attack of Punjab but will also help them to bring on another foreigner to the squad.
Porel has been a regular wicket-taker for Bengal and his pace can be a major worry for the batsmen who would be facing this debutant. However, it is a topic to debate whether he will be an automatic pick for the side, given his previous lack of experience.
One of the major concerns that have been expressed by Sunrisers Hyderabad is the lack of depth in their batting. Once Warner or Bairstow is gone, a slim skeleton will be exposed. This is exactly where Abdul Samad will fit in.
He is a hard-hitting right-handed batsman from Jammu and Kashmir and can easily swoop the game away from his opponents if they fail to snap him up early.
He is known across the valley for scoring at a very brisk pace and his knack for the stands makes him a fearless striker of the ball which can be a massive boost for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.