Emerging Players XI of IPL 10 so far
These are some of the relatively lesser known faces but have made a name for themselves in this edition of the tournament.
Published - Apr 19, 2017 2:32 pm | Updated - Apr 19, 2017 2:33 pm
The IPL is a global platform which has presented many youngsters across the globe with a great opportunity to make a name for themselves. Alike all the previous nine editions, this edition of Indian cricket extravaganza has witnessed some scintillating performances from the future stars. Already there has been some breathtaking cricket and nail biting finishes. Most of the games have been thrillers which went till the last ball if not the last over.
All the teams this season possess the unique blend of experience and youth. The beauty of IPL is it presents a chance for young domestic and overseas players to rub the shoulders with the best in the business. These players come out as more matured ones after IPL which eventually benefits their respective national sides.
Also, there has been a trend that if a player does exceptionally well in IPL, then soon he gets picked to play at the highest level. Hardik Pandya is the best example who was one of the emerging players last season and he has already played a handful of ODIs and T20s and was also a vital part of India’s campaign in World T20 last year.
This year too is no different as so many young cricketers have impressed and are looking to make an impact in the tournament.
Here we pick the emerging players XI of the tenth edition of IPL so far:
Note: We pick players who are less than 25 years old and have very limited or no International experience
Manan Vohra (Kings XI Punjab)
Manan Vohra is only 23 and has been the part of Kings XI set up for last five years. He made his debut in IPL five years ago in 2013 and the franchise has retained him twice ahead of the more fancied players. The Chandigarh-born batsman plays for Punjab in Ranji trophy and has impressed many with his technique and patience.
This IPL season he has been in fantastic form and played a whirlwind innings of 95 from only 50 balls against Sunrisers chasing 160. Opening the innings for Kings XI, the right-hander has scored 174 in five innings at an amazing strike rate of 165. He has also hit 8 sixes which shows he possesses big hitting skills as well. Kings XI will need Vohra performing at the top of the order if they need to dig deep in the tournament this year.