IPL 2020: 5 teenagers who can be picked in the auction
More than 970 players have registered for the 2020 season of the IPL auction.
Updated - Dec 15, 2019 11:56 am
We talk about the Indian Premier League (IPL) being the best in the world as it has the best players from across the globe not only compete against each other but also play with each other. It may not be as high as international cricket, but the quality of cricket in the IPL is on another level. There are players from around the world that want to play in the IPL.
More than 970 players have registered for the 2020 season of the IPL auction which underlines the popularity. 332 of them have been shortlisted and only 73 slots are available. There are quite a few teenagers who’ve put up their names as well. Every year, there is someone or the other making big news through the IPL or even in the auctions. Last year, it was Prabhsimran Singh and Paras Ray Barman.
Hence, with the auction just a few days away, we look at five teenagers who can be picked:
There’s absolutely no doubt that the first name that will come to mind in this list is Yashasvi Jaiswal. The left-handed opener who will turn 18 in a couple of weeks has been very impressive. He had an excellent time in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Despite playing just five games in the tournament, Jaiswal was fifth among the leading run-getters. He amassed 564 runs at an average of 112.80 which included three tons and a fifty. Moreover, these runs came at a strike-rate of 104.05. In a game against Jharkhand, the Mumbai teenager smashed 203, smoking 12 sixes and 17 fours.
He has continued to pile on the runs in Under-19 cricket as well. Jaiswal has been picked for the Under-19 World Cup as well. But before that, he will be one of the attractive uncapped Indian players in the auctions.