The role of the IPL in promoting young and upcoming Indian cricketers
IPL promotes young Indian cricketers by giving them a platform with established international players. League requires Indian players in each team, giving young players exposure and experience. Intense competition and exposure to top facilities and coaches have accelerated growth of young Indian cricketers in the league.
Many young Indian cricketers have been discovered through the IPL and have gone on to represent the Indian cricket team. The tournament allows young players to play with and against the best the world, gaining valuable experience and exposure.
The IPL plays a crucial role in identifying and promoting young Indian talent. It provides a big stage for them to showcase their skills, paving the way for their successful careers in international cricket.
Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
Ruturaj Gaikwad burst onto the scene in the 2020 IPL season with three consecutive half-centuries for the Chennai Super Kings. In 2021, the 24-year-old opener remains one of India’s most promising young batsmen, expected to play a crucial role in CSK’s campaign this year.
Devdutt Padikkal was the breakout star of the 2020 IPL season, scoring 473 runs in his debut campaign for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 21-year-old left-handed opener is in fine form for Karnataka in domestic cricket and likely to continue in the IPL.
Chetan Sakariya (Rajasthan Royals)
Chetan Sakariya was one of the most impressive Indian bowlers in the 2021 IPL season, taking seven wickets in seven matches for the Rajasthan Royals. The 23-year-old left-arm seamer has a deceptive slower ball and is expected to trouble opposition batsmen with his variations.
Shahrukh Khan (Punjab Kings)
Shahrukh Khan made headlines in the 2021 IPL auction, bought by Punjab Kings for INR 5.25 crore. The Punjab Kings count on the aggressive middle-order batsman from Tamil Nadu for some vital hitting power, as he has been in excellent form in the domestic cricket circuit.