The Indian Premier League over the years has laid the foundation to many youngsters. Whether we talk about Ravinder Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal, its the IPL which has helped them make a case for themselves in the Indian national side.
A youngster coming up the ranks in World cricket can never get a better platform than the IPL to showcase the world what he’s capable off. Players like Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markhande all rose to fame after an IPL season which in return helped them in getting considered for the Indian team.
Every year we have a new youngster make his IPL debut who then goes on to make it big like everyone else. Similarly this year, there are about 5 players we should watch out for this season as we feel these players are the next big thing in Indian cricket.
Let’s take a look at the Top 5 youngsters to watch out for in IPL 2020:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal ( Rajasthan Royals )
The young batsman from Mumbai was roped in by Rajasthan Royals for ₹2.4 crores during the 2020 IPL Auction. The 18-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal is touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket after he became the youngest player to smash a double hundred in List A cricket at just 17 years of age in 2019.
Initially, he first rose to fame in 2015 when he scored a record-breaking 319 not out and took 13/99 in a Giles Shield match. Later this record was recognized by the Limca Book Of Records.
He then continued his sublime form in the 2019 U19 World Cup where he scored 400 runs at an average of 133 in 6 matches ultimately becoming the highest run-scorer of the prestigious youth league.
For Rajasthan Royals, Yashasvi Jaiswal can be used an opener along with Jos Buttler, who could provide the Jaipur based franchise with the much-needed flying starts they’ve been lacking since years.