IPL 2018: These players can soon represent India
IPL has always been a platform where talent meets opportunity and this year is no different. The cash-rich tournament is the perfect tournament for young players to rub shoulders with seasoned international players as well as impress the national selectors. Here are 5 players who could soon represent Team India.
Nitish Rana: The Knight
Nitish Rana has put in some match winning shifts for Kolkata Knight Riders with the bat. In 8 matches, Rana has scored 188 runs at an average of 31.33 and a strike rate of 135.25. The Delhi lad has also turned out to be an unlikely all-rounder for DK and his men, picking up 4 wickets in just 3.1 overs.
Krunal Pandya: The big brother
Krunal Pandya has been knocking on the selectors' doors for a while now. In this season, we believe, he has done just enough for them to consider giving him a national call-up. Hardik's older brother has scored 136 runs in 7 innings at an average of 22.66 and a strike rate of 137.37. He has also bagged 8 wickets an economy of 7.04
Mayank Markande: The spin wizard
Not many youngsters in world cricket boast the confidence that this lad has. The Bhatinda spinner has baffled the most seasoned international batsmen and is undoubtedly the biggest find of 2018 IPL. Mayank Markande has bagged 11 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 18.27 while conceding runs at an economy of 7.73.
Siddarth Kaul: The knuckleball expert
Siddarth Kaul is not a new name for those who follow IPL. He has been around for the past couple of seasons but could never make an impact, hence was reduced to a rotational player. However, this season he has found a regular spot in Williamson's XI. He has bagged 11 wickets in 8 matches while bowling with great efficiency in Bhuvi's absence.
Prithvi Shaw: The prodigy
India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw had to wait for a while for his opportunity to arrive and when it finally did, he seized it in a convincing manner. Undoubtedly, he is one of the brightest prospects of Indian cricket. Shaw has 140 runs in 4 matches at an average of 35. He has scored them at a flabbergasting strike-rate of 166.66.