The 13th edition of IPL starts from March 29, 2020 and the enthusiasm is already high among fans across the country. Although there are a lot of speculation about the tournament being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, it seems highly unlikely as of now.
IPL has been one of the most important opportunities for youngsters who are looking for a platform to make it to the national level. Among many youngsters to watch out for this season, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal are two promising young players.
Yashasvi had recently performed exceptionally well in under-19 world cup. Jaiswal amassed 400 runs in the high-profile tournament, and top-scored for his side in almost every single match. If that wasn’t enough, he often found himself among the wickets as well with his right-arm off spinners. He also holds the record of being the youngest player to score a double hundred in List A cricket.
Being a player who has experienced hardships at a very young age, Jaiswal has shown that he is far beyond his years. Having been picked up for the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs. 2.4 crore, Jaiswal would be hungry to prove that he’s worthy of higher honors.
Another promising player to watch out for is Devdutt Padikkal, young Karnataka lad who stands a chance of being in the playing XI for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Padikkal, having been the top-scorer in both the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the SMAT Trophy, has been an absolute revelation for the now defending champions of both the tournaments. If that is not enough, his batting style is often compared to that of India’s 2011 World Cup hero, Yuvraj Singh.
Though RCB bought him ahead of last year’s IPL, Padikkal hasn’t gotten a game yet. This might change soon, given his domestic performances.