IPL has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for numerous up-and-coming cricketers. The Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy has a Sanskrit verse written on it. The verse reads ‘Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi’, meaning ‘Where talent meets opportunity.’ Proving the verse right, IPL has produced many talents and is providing once-in-life opportunities for numerous up-and-coming cricketers, so far.
Discussing the IPL 2022 particularly, it is not new that the tournament is on its way to finding a new champion, years later. While champion teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are fading miserably, teams like Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, and Rajasthan Royals are at their finest.
As IPL is on the way, familiar faces are going on with their unchanged or new franchises, while certain players debuting in the tournament are having a remarkable run with their respective franchises. However, considering the current stage of the tournament, let us have a look at the five cricketers who seem to be five Exciting debutants of the IPL 2022.
5 Debutants Who Impressed In IPL 2022
1. Tilak Varma (Mumbai Indians)
The stylish Indian all-rounder Tilak Varma is having his dream IPL run with Mumbai Indians (MI). The 19-year-old was bought by MI for a price of INR 1.7 crore. Despite the team’s miserable stint in the tournament, Varma has managed to score 334 runs in 11 innings, at a huge strike rate of 136.32.
Varma, the part-time off-break bowler has bowled merely two overs, conceding 13 runs, across the tournament. The left-hand batting all-rounder is certainly one of the bests Mumbai has, this season. Besides, the youngster from Hyderabad represented India in the U-19 World Cup 2020, South Africa, and has left his mark with his upright performance at the biggest stage of the cricketing world, IPL.
2. Mohsin Khan (Lucknow Super Giants)
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Mohsin Khan is going certainly virtuous bowling reasonable spells, one after another. Khan, after getting released by his previous franchise Mumbai Indians (MI), was bought by LSG for the base price of INR 20 lakh.
The left-arm pacer has picked up 10 wickets in merely six matches! Khan is conceding runs at a reasonable economy of 5.19, the lowest in the tournament so far. The Uttar Pradesh pacer’s best came out against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), where he left the podium with classy figures of 4 for 16. The 23-year-old is having a prime season and seems to have a bright future.
3. Ayush Badoni (Lucknow Super Giants)
The young Indian all-rounder from Delhi Ayush Badoni has certainly drawn the attention of the cricketing world, by performing on the biggest stage. Bought by the newly added team Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Badoni is having a decent IPL run, playing for the first time in the tournament.
LSG bought the 22-year-old for the base price of INR 20 Lakh. In the IPL 2022, Badoni has played 10 innings for the Super Giants and has scored 161 runs in seven innings, at a huge strike rate of 124.80. Badoni announced himself in the IPL 2022 arena with a half-century, in LSG’s opening game against Gujarat Titans (GT).
He scored 54 runs in 41 deliveries, with four boundaries and three sixes. Besides, he has taken a wicket whilst bowling only an over across the tournament. Although the right-hand batter has struggled to carry on the momentum, Badoni has done a distinct job for LSG.
4. Jitesh Sharma (Punjab Kings)
Punjab Kings wicketkeeper batter Jitesh Sharma is having a decent run in his debut IPL tournament. Sharma. The 28-year-old was bought by Punjab Kings for the base price of INR 20 lakh, through the IPL mega auction 2022.
Representing PBKS, Sharma has scored 162 runs in seven innings at a massive strike rate of 167.01. The best of him came against Rajasthan Royals (RR), when he scored 38 runs off 18 deliveries, not out. Distinct with his wicketkeeping abilities too, the Vidarbha player is leaving his mark with short but vital contributions.
5. Yash Dayal (Gujarat Titans)
Gujarat Titans’ Yash Dayal, the left-arm medium-fast bowler, is playing a significant role in his first-ever IPL franchise’s success. Gujarat Titans (GT) bought the Uttar Pradesh pacer for a whopping price of INR 3.2 crore.
Dayal, until now, has taken nine wickets in five matches, at an economy of 9.44. Although the economy has been a huge concern for the 24year old, his wicket-taking spells are vital for the Titans. Dayal has been a good choice for GT and could get more prospects, in the coming.
Written by Prachi Pisal