The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to take the tournament to another level with the arrival of two new franchises of Lucknow and Ahmedabad. A 10-team affair means a lot more number matches and even more players getting a chance to showcase their talent to the globe.
The Indian T20 League has a rich history of producing some of the great international players while justifying its motto: “Where talent meets opportunity”. With just a few weeks left for the auction of IPL 2022, let’s look at some of the top uncapped players who might grab a handsome deal at the mega auction:
Most of the teams will be in search of finding a great batting finisher and youngster Shahrukh Khan can be the perfect answer to it. The right-hander was a part of Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the previous season and his hard-hitting abilities grabbed everyone’s eyeballs. He continued with his brilliant form in the recent editions of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy as well.
Another young player from the Punjab-based franchise who can begin a bidding war at the auction table is Ravi Bishnoi. The Rajasthan spinner bowls beautifully, especially his flighted deliveries that manage to deceive some of the top batters in the world as well. Unlike PBKS, he is expected to get more chances in his next IPL team.
Former Delhi Capitals (DC) speedster Avesh Khan is amongst the most talented fast bowlers currently in India. The Madhya Pradesh cricketer even went on to overshadow someone like Kagiso Rabada in the previous edition of the cash-rich league. Moreover, he was also selected in the Indian squad for last year’s T20I series against New Zealand.
Just like Avesh, Kartik Tyagi is another young Indian pace bowler who might grab big bucks at the upcoming IPL auction. The Hapur-born bowls with amazing action, somewhat like his bowling idol and former Aussie cricketer Brett Lee. Tyagi was even fast-tracked to the Indian team in red-ball cricket as a net bowler in 2021.
All-rounder Abishek Sharma managed to earn a decent name with some of his great performances for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the last couple of years. The Punjab native is a utility player with both, bat and ball, which will definitely arouse the interest of several franchise owners at the IPL 2022 auction table.