IPL 10: Best Uncapped Indian XI
This season has been no different with the youngsters getting ample of opportunities to shine at the highest level of Indian domestic cricket- The IPL
Updated - May 24, 2017 9:04 pm
The Indian Premier League has always been a tournament for the development of grass-root talents, by including them in the same squad as the senior players. In the opening season of the IPL, a young unknown leggie in the form of Mumbaikar Dinesh Salunkhe was very proud of the fact that he was in the same squad with his idol despite not getting a chance in the playing XI due to him.
Manish Pandey, who was a young middle order batsman for Karnataka was picked up to the national team thanks to his heroics with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in his debut season in South Africa. Ravichandran Ashwin too had a similar experience after playing for the Chennai Super Kings in his debut season. One of the reasons for India’s rise to the top of the world in the limited format of cricket is due to the immediate success of IPL as a tournament.
This season has been no different with the youngsters getting ample opportunities to shine at the highest level of Indian domestic cricket – The IPL. MSK Prasad, the chief selector, has credited the tournament to the rise of players such as Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Basil Thampi and India’s reserve wicket-keeper for the Champions Trophy – Rishabh Pant.
The following squad is a combination of only uncapped Indian players in the tenth edition of the IPL:
#1 Rahul Tripathi
The 26-year-old Rahul Tripathi has had the best of starts to his IPL career. Representing the Rising Pune Supergiant, the Maharashtrian has scored 391 runs at an average of 27.92 with the highest score of 93, coming off in a match-winner against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The right-hander batted as low as the No.8 slot at the Ranji Trophy and was a surprise when the Supergiant management decided to play the batsman at the top of the batting order. It is the Maharashtrian’s technique and timing that has caught the sight of the Indian selectors, who had high praises for the opener.