Discovered By IPL, These Ten Amazing Players Are Already Putting A Dent In International Cricket
The Indian Premier League (IPL) that started in 2007 is going to enter into its tenth season from April 5th 2017. IPL has given the World of Cricket some very talented players and also brought the underrated yet skilled and hidden yet capable players out in the middle.
Here are ten of IPL's best finds till season 9.
One of the best T20 players of India, Suresh Raina was groomed to perfection during his work with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He has emerged as one of the most talented young middle order batsman and IPL has been a big part of his proficiency. He became the 1st Indian batsman to make 6000 T20 runs which is quite an impressive feat regarding the kind of players he played against.
The Spin Magician of India who stamped his authority with the bat and in the recent past has established himself into the chaotic scene of World Cricket as the best spinner of present times. His early years of bowling with the CSK under the prolific captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni has helped him mix into the lower middle order and also rise as the leading bowler of India’s bowling attack.
Rightly said by Australian legend, Shane Warne, after 2008 IPL season that Ravindra Jadeja was a 'superstar in the making' and here we are; Jadeja has emerged as one of the growing competent frontline spinners that the world has right now. His performance has improved as an all-rounder and though more preferred on the Indian soils, he proved his critics wrong and was a big reason for winning the India’s Champions Trophy’13.
The Indian U-19 star, Rishabh Pant can be the next wicket-keeper find of India. The young talent is bound to surpass his own achievements and become the future of Indian batting line-up with respect to the consistency he shows.
2014 IPL season proved to be a turning point in Chahal’s career as Sourav Ganguly calls him a product of IPL. His bowling consistency has grown with his work at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and though he needs more practice to bowl long spells, he is a rising star for India’s bowling.
Axar Patel's feat in his debut performance in 2014 for Kings XI Punjab acted as a synergist to get the ODI cap against Bangladesh in June 2014, just two years after he has made his appearance in the domestic front. Though he has not been consistent enough to earn a regular place in the Indian team, he still remains an important substitute in the T20 cricket and as a bowling all-rounder who has a considerably good knack of batting.
Being an impressive first-class player for Haryana, Mohit Sharma’s bowling was combed and nurtured into that of a world-class bowler after becoming a part of Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2013. His brilliant first season got him a place in Indian team on the Zimbabwe tour. He needs to play more domestic cricket and some international games on sub-continent soils and he can become an integral part of India’s shacky pace bowling attack in at least the limited overs cricket.
The intelligent all-rounder from Baroda still recalls how IPL has changed his life. He played a decisive character in ensuring Mumbai Indians 2015 IPL title win, and since then, India received an endowed all rounder and Pandya received the much deserved opportunities.
The ninth season of IPL had people talking about Hardik Pandya’s brilliant performance in ICC World T20 2016 and the Asia Cup but Krunal Pandya, his brother and another flared kid from Baroda came into limelight with his amazing all-round performance for Mumbai Indians (MI) last season. He is now emerging as one of the beneficial all-rounders that India’s future can count on to.
The last but fairly not the least, this young leg spinner from Karnataka calls himself fortunate to be picked into MI in 2014 as he was then able to get some productive guidance from Anil Kumble. Undoubtedly stated, Karnataka has already given Indian Cricket a lot of talented players and if worked upon properly, Shreyas Gopal can be the next big thing.
And no matter how many controversies surround IPL, it promises to get better with age and continues to deliver players for Indian Cricket.