IPL 2020: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the world’s no. 1 domestic cricket league, with players from all over the world participating in the competition. The BCCI initiated the league to help in producing new talents for the Indian cricket team.
Their target was successfully met as India got the likes of Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and several other players thanks to the IPL. The Indian team has performed exceptionally well in the T20I format, making it to the final of the 2014 T20 World Cup and semifinals of the 2016 World Cup.
The selectors will have an eye on a few more youngsters in this year’s IPL and here are the three likeliest candidates who would emerge as the top youngsters of IPL 2020.
Yashasvi Jaiswal: One of the biggest young attractions of IPL 2020
After an impressive performance in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020, Yashasvi Jaiswal is all set to play for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL this year. The southpaw can trouble the bowlers with his boundary-scoring skills in the opening overs, while he can also bowl right-arm leg-spin. He can be a good back-up opening option for Shikhar Dhawan.
Of late, the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has not proven to be so impactful as it was once upon a time. Ravi Bishnoi could be a good backup for them. He is training under Anil Kumble at Kings XI Punjab and can be backed to be the next big thing in the Indian spin department.
After struggling with injury problems for two years, former U-19 World Cup winner Kamlesh Nagarkoti will make his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020. Nagarkoti has the pace and can make the life of the opposition batsmen a living hell. He could break into the Indian team with a solid IPL season.
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