IPL 2018: 5 Debutants who impressed the most

IPL 2018: 5 Debutants who impressed the most

A couple of teenagers also feature in the list.

Shubman Gill & Dinesh Karthik
Shubman Gill & Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently came to a close and the tournament turned out to be a massive success. The event had a blend of veterans and youngsters who put their hands up and delivered the goods for their respective franchises. While some performances were expected, many of them left us awestruck with their exemplary shows on the field.

The IPL is a massive platform to bring upcoming talents into the limelight. The pressure is immense and several newbies have crumbled to handle the intensity of the mega event. Nevertheless, there have also been players who have impressed in their maiden foray in the cash-rich league. In our article, we take a look at five new players who stood out in this year’s IPL.

#1 Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer
Rajasthan Royals’ Jofra Archer in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Jofra Archer was bagged for INR 7.20 crores by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the auction and was one of the hottest buys amongst the debutants. He came into the tournament with a status of being a lethal bowler and he made his reputation no harm as the tournament progressed. He didn’t play the first five matches owing to the side strain he walked into the tournament with.

The 23-year-old represented the Royals for the first time versus the Mumbai Indians (MI) and immediately made an impact with a three-wicket haul. He bowled with pace and clocked above 145 kmph, consistently enough to ruffle the feathers of the batsmen. The Barbados-born player followed it up with another impressive spell against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). In 10 matches, Archer managed to snare 15 wickets.

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