Five uncapped players to watch out for in the IPL Mega auction
In less than a day’s time from now, a war will be ensuing in a conclave where the best cricketing minds of the nation would meet to pick the best possible names for their squad with contrasting plans, eccentric stratagems, and definitely an eye on the hallowed silverware.
As one of the biggest editions of the auction knocks around, we will take a look at the top five uncapped players who has already got the franchises excited and may very well be sparking bidding wars in the glittering room.
1. Dewald Brevis
The youngster who stormed the U19 World Cup with a fiery brand of display even despite South Africa’s elimination from the tournament, will be on the minds of all the franchises. In 2008, RCB showed the guts to pick up Virat Kohli and the rest they say is history. Brevis is currently a work in progress. In the U19 World Cup, he smashed a blistering 50 against the West Indies, a fine 65 against India, a phenomenal ton against Uganda, a seraphic 97 against Ireland and an exceptional 97 against England. He followed the performance up with a rollicking 138 against a formidable Bangladesh. The consistency shown by the youngster is something that would go many a mile in forcing the selectors to mull over his purchase. In fact, Brevis himself has expressed his love for RCB, giving birth to countless speculations.
2. Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan was in terrific form in the last season as he was in the second position in the list of highest wicket-takers. He claimed a staggering 24 scalps that was next to RCB’s Harshal Patel. Khan has some brutal pace up his sleeves and uses the yorker perfectly. Also, to add to his advantage, he is just 25 years old and has miles to go in the forthcoming days.
3. Shahrukh Khan
If his last year’s IPL ascendancy was not enough, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final will make him a sizzling pick for the upcoming auction. He smashed an unbeaten 33 off just 15 balls, allowing Tamil Nadu to lift the trophy with a colossal strike into the stands. He has rubbed his shoulders with experienced campaigners already and has managed to come out in flying colors. He is a decent striker of the ball and with his eyes in, can be a tormentor-in-chief. As the importance of the Indian players is already getting penned in the boldest colors, Shahrukh Khan can be the next big star in the firmament of Indian cricket.
4. Rahul Tripathi
An exciting batter who was synonymous with unrivaled versatility in the preceding edition of the tournament for Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi will be an impeccable pick for the upcoming contest. A fearless biffer, to say the least, a responsible batter in the middle and a shoulder to lean on, Tripathi is an indispensable name in the auction. That astronomical strike against Ravichandran Ashwin in the qualifier where KKR tumbled like a house of cards, is an ode to the gentry that he brings along with himself when it comes to the big games.
5. Yash Dhull
The kid who led India from the front, ushering them to halcyon days that was racked up formerly by icons of the sport, will be doing quite a few rounds when his name comes up. An exceptionally calm and yet aggressive batter, a fine striker of the ball, a geezer who thrives under the cosh, he can very well be the next face of the nation if he holds tight. He is going to create quite a few ripples in the ocean of Indian cricket, especially tomorrow where the teams come knocking for talents that will fit their exact plans for the upcoming years.