IPL 2018: The Indian Uncapped Prodigy XI
Indian Premier League has produced many stars over the years and this year was no different. A talent pool which boasts of being one of the best in the world has made the cricket extravaganza what it is known for.
This season we saw some exceptional skills of uncapped talent which assure a brighter future of Indian cricket. Indian squad already possess some of the finest talents but what about their rightful heirs? The ones who hold a potential of carrying their legacy forward?
So here we have a list of playing XI of uncapped players who haven’t get a chance to play their role in the national cricket team but will soon get a chance to the squad because of their IPL performances and their talent:
#1 Suryakumar Yadav
The meaning of bludgeoning batsman can only be reflected by Suryakumar Yadav. He started his innings of IPL with Mumbai Indians and increased the cadre of the team. He achieved the feat of scoring 500 runs this season and scored 514 runs at a strike rate of 133 in 14 matches.
#2 Prithvi Shaw (C)
He is the discovery of the season as he scored 245 runs in 9 games at a strike rate of 153.
Shaw captained the world cup winner under-19 team. Fans of Indian cricket find him having the same pedigree as Sachin Tendulkar.
#3 Ishan Kishan (WK)
Ishan chose by Mumbai Indians as their wicket-keeper. Skipper Rohit Sharma relies on Ishan Kishan he has remarkably lived up to his expectations.
He has scored 275 runs in 12 matches at the strike rate of 149. He will be remembered for his enthralling performance of 62 runs in 21 balls against KKR.
#4 Shubman Gill
He wasn’t roped in the playing XI in the initial games, but when he was given an opportunity, he tried to make every bit of it count.
Shubhman gill scored 203 runs in 11 innings at a phenomenal strike rate of 146. He also represented India in Under 19 World Cup hosted in New Zealand.
#5 Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana made an impact with his knocks and spells for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He came into instant recognition when he dismissed two batting greats Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in his successive deliveries.
This year he scored 304 runs at a strike rate of 131.03 in 15 matches.
#6 Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya has emerged as one of the most dependable players for Mumbai Indians.
Krunal Pandya has been giving top-notch performances since previous seasons, and still, he is waiting for a chance to play for the nation.
This season he scored 228 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 147 and picked up 12 crucial wickets at an economy rate of 6.93 which is impressive in a T-20 format.
#7 Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham is a big hitter. In T-20 format, teams need his kind of talent to have a stronger middle order.
He scored 126 runs in 15 matches and picked up 11 wickets.
#8 Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande is a priceless talent. He turned the heads with his specific talent and picked up 15 wickets in 14 matches.
He made some big strides this season and deceived the experienced players with his googly.
#9 Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krisha turned out to be a superhero for KKR especially in the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals. Krishna became ‘Prasidh’ when he sparkled in the crucial matches which led Rajasthan to the playoffs.
#10 Siddarth Kaul
Siddharth was in the Indian ODI team for a three-match series against Sri Lanka last year but couldn’t get capped.
A second call-up must be re-assuring for Kaul, who had a tremendous run in IPL and earned praise from cricket experts for his bowling. He would be touring England with Indian national cricket team this year.
Kaul picked up 21 wickets in 17 matches at an economy rate of 8.3.
#11 Ankit Rajpoot
Ankit Rajpoot performed brilliantly for Kings XI Punjab and proved to be an asset for their side.
He scalped five-wicket haul and won 2 man-of-the-match awards. In total, he picked up 11 wickets in 8 matches at an economy rate of 8.52.