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Top 5 young Indian stars to watch out for in IPL 2020

Oct 01, 2020 10:04 IST

Every year, IPL helps many youngsters make a mark as the world takes notice of them. The 2020 season also features numerous young talent and we have dug out top 5 of those Indian youngsters to watch out for. 5: Virat Singh (Sunrisers Hyderabad) Another Virat is in the making as 22-year-old Virat Singh is all set to make a mark. He has been the poster boy of Jharkhand cricket for a couple of years now. Virat was rewarded for his brilliant show in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he scored 343 runs in 10 matches at an outstanding strike-rate of over 142. Based on which he was picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1.9 crore. 4: Devdutta Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore) Another youngster who is eager to stamp his authority is Devdutta Padikkal. The Karnataka youngster made people sit up and take notice of him with stellar performances in domestic cricket. The 20-year-old was the highest run getter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy scoring 580 and 609 runs respectively. Due to his ability to play as a floater, he may come handy for the Royal Challengers Bangalore who bought him for Rs. 20 lakh. 3: Priyam Garg (Sunrisers Hyderabad) One batsman who can give a shaky Sunrisers Hyderabad middle-order some stability is Priyam Garg. The 19-year-old led India to the final of the 2019 Under-19 World Cup. Despite playing just a few List A games, Priyam averages over 47 and has also scored 2 centuries. No wonder why there was a bidding war for Garg with multiple teams interested in roping in the Under-19 skipper. 2: Ravi Bishnoi (Kings XI Punjab) In a tournament largely dominated by batsmen, one bowler who may make opponents dance to the tune of his bowling is Ravi Bishnoi. He made a mark in the recently concluded Under-19 World Cup where he finished as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, picking up 17 wickets in 6 matches at an impressive average of 10.6. Kings XI Punjab rewarded the 20-year-old with a jaw-dropping deal of Rs.2 crore. 1: Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals) Labelled as the next big thing in Indian cricket, Yashasvi Jaiswal is one youngster everyone is keeping an eye out on. He grabbed the eyeballs when he became the youngest player to score a list-A double century while playing for Mumbai against Jharkhand in the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was also the top-run scorer of the 2019 Under-19 World Cup where he smashed 400 runs at a whopping average of over 133 including a ton. Rajasthan Royals who bought the 18-year-old for an astonishing Rs. 2.4 crore, will surely enjoy his services.