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IPL 2018: 5 Uncapped Players who rose to the occasion

There have been several performances that have made it a terrific way to begin the tournament, the performance of five uncapped Indian players gets a special mention.

Mayank Markande of the Mumbai Indians
Mayank Markande of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The opening week of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been full of drama and thrillers. While there have been several performances that have made it a terrific way to begin the tournament, the performance of five uncapped Indian players gets a special mention for doing well against experienced International players and repaying the faith in their side.

While it is only the first week and a bit too early to call them match-winners for their sides for the two months to come, their performance since the start of the season is only an indicator for what they have in store. It is possible that many who have looked promising so far may not be able to maintain the consistency but if their performances over the week are anything to go by, these are some players to watch out. Here are 5 uncapped players who rose to the occasion:

1. Mayank Markande

Mayank Markande of Mumbai Indians
Mayank Markande of Mumbai Indians. (Photo by BCCI/IANS)

The 20-year-old Punjab leggie got to don the Purple Cap within two games after picking a total of 7 wickets. On his debut against Chennai Super Kings, his googly got the better of Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni and added Deepak Chahar to the list of his victims. He backed the performance up with a 4-wicket-haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad where he got the likes of Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan.

Even though a similar performance was not repeated against Delhi Daredevils, he had a memorable week because in both games he got crucial wickets, all on good deliveries and looked unreadable for most part of his spells and a major factor in bringing Mumbai Indians back into the game on both instances.

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