With Indian Premier League starting off in less than a week, let’s have a look at the top 8 players who can create an impact in this season.
MS Dhoni hasn’t played competitive cricket since that heartbreaking world cup semi-final in England. It will be really exciting for fans to watch him back on the field after such a long break. MS has been phenomenal for CSK since its inception. The veteran has led CSK to win three IPL trophies. He will be aiming to add one more to his closet. It will also be a question for many on how Dhoni’s approach will be towards cricket after his retirement. We, along with many, hope to see the brand of cricket MS is known for. Enjoy every moment he spends on the field for the next 50 odd days.
A star player who was considered as the successor of MS Dhoni has been left out of the Indian team. He rose quickly on the back of past IPL seasons. But his flamboyant batting style has been the reason for his inconsistent performances in the international arena. His journey from fans asking “Pant kidar hai?” to then wondering “Pant kyun hai?” has been real quick. All he wants is a great wonderful IPL season. This IPL can prove to be the make or break point in Pant’s career. All we wish for is to see him winning those matches for Delhi, making his way back into the international team. Because no matter how reckless he plays, we still love the way he plays.
The rising star of India. The highest wicket taker in under 19 world-cup. The guy with a lot many variations. Yes, we are talking about Ravi Bishnoi. Known for his googly deliveries and all the trouble that he had caused to the opponents during the world cup. He can prove to be a key weapon for Kings XI Punjab. It will be exciting to watch him bowl on the slow UAE wickets. A good consistent IPL season has provided the ticket to the international team to many cricketers in the past. Maybe Ravi can earn his ticket this season. Looking forward to seeing this young promising leg spinner perform in a similar manner that we witnessed during the world cup.
In a star-packed KKR side where we see the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, and the comeback man Eoin Morgan. There is this one subtle guy who has attracted the eyes of many fans since last year – Shubman Gill. Already termed as the future of Indian cricket. Shubman has impressed many with his great performances in IPL 2019 because of which he was awarded as the Emerging Player. KKR’s new head coach Brendon McCullum has already made it clear that Gill will be a part of the franchise’s leadership group this year. Not an uncapped player anymore, Gill will look forward to being a stabilizer in the swashbuckling KKR side and lead an example. We hope to witness some sensible cricket from Gill which can provide him with another opportunity into the international team.
AB De Villers
ABD has been a key player for RCB and if it wasn’t for him, Virat would have been the lone fighter for Bengaluru. Known for his 360-degree shots, it’s always exciting to watch de Villiers ripping those bowlers apart. He maybe has been away from international cricket, but he has been participating in various leagues happening around the world. Of all the rumors we have heard in recent times, the one that ABD is looking to come out of the retirement and represent proteas back again has been soul pleasing. And if this news is to be true then ABD will be aiming to perform on full power mode.
Making a statement to selectors sitting back in South Africa. Maybe ABD along with Virat and the fresh faces in RCB dugout lead them to their maiden IPL title. No matter how much we troll them, deep down we all want to see Virat-ABD lifting that cup and hugging each other like babies. (Oh God these tears).
The Kung Fu Pandya has been kept away from cricket way before the pandemic hit our life. One of the most integral parts of the very perfect Mumbai Indians side. Pandya, because of his 3-dimensional presence in the field has cemented the trust in Rohit Sharma and the franchisee. A clean hitter of the cricket ball, a middle over specialist, and a superman in the field – Pandya can do it all. He is desperate to play cricket after a long break. Although he did prove his fitness in the DY Patil T20 tournament and he looked in sublime touch, but this IPL will be the testing phase of his career. The newly became father will surely be motivated enough to create some great memories by his performance for the son.
With a friendly neighbourhood name, this Virat will already be looking forward to making a strong impact and make people trust in the name – Virat more than ever. Being a part of fierce top order and a weak lower middle order, Virat Singh has got the best opportunity served in a platter where more than average performance can cement his place in the side. He will be coming into the tournament with some good domestic performance in recent times and will be aiming to make the most of the chance by providing stability to the SRH lineup. With some great players and experienced support staff, Virat will get some good mentoring sessions and we are likely to see him perform well in the upcoming season.
By gaining a whopping amount of ₹2.4 Cr in the last IPL auctions, Yashasvi has already raised his own standards. Highest run scorer in the U-19 world cup for India, a young promising opener from Mumbai who can bowl decently is all set to carry his form ahead and play some good impacting cricket for Rajasthan Royals. Jaiswal has proven his mantle in the Mumbai t20 league by having an all-round performance and win matches single handedly by his performances. This 18-year-old his far ahead at this age with his cricketing skills and will be aiming to get a quick entry into the international arena. A good IPL season is all that is required for Yashasvi and we all hope to see him continuing his purple patch by donning purple for the royals.
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