IPL 2021: Team-wise one uncapped player who might get a chance in the XI

IPL 2021: Team-wise one uncapped player who might get a chance in the XI

As we move into 2021, there are innumerable uncapped players to watch out for.

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped many cricketers attain fame and popularity. It has been a platform for many youngsters to showcase their talent. There have been a number of cricketers who were unknown entities prior to the tournament, but grabbed eyeballs with their performance such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, the Pandya brothers, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Rishabh Pant.

The IPL trophy itself consists of a motto inscribed in gold. The motto reads “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi”, which means “Where talent meets opportunity”. Hindi – जहां प्रतिभा अवसर प्राप्त करती है ।”. Thus, the main aim of the biggest T20 league in the world is to give youngsters a chance.

There have been a lot of uncapped players who have managed to impress one and all over the years. As we move into 2021, there are innumerable uncapped players to watch out for.

Let’s look at one uncapped player from each team who might be getting a chance in the XI in IPL 2021:

1) Chennai Super Kings- Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Ruturaj Gaikwad was one of the positives for CSK in IPL 2020. Despite the fact that his team had a poor season, Gaikwad was absolutely sensational and ensured CSK didn’t finish last on the points table in the last season. It would be safe to say that he forms an integral part of CSK’s future plans.

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 65 against RCB in an eight-wicket win. He followed it up with 72 against KKR in a six-wicket win. The youngster signed off on the tournament with an unbeaten 62 to help CSK to a nine-wicket win over Punjab. With his consistent performances in IPL 2020, Ruturaj Gaikwad became the first uncapped Indian to score three consecutive 50s in the league’s history.

He played 6 games for CSK last year and scored three fifties in total at an average and strike rate of 51 and 120.71 respectively. This ensured that he sealed a spot at the top of the order for IPL 2021. Gaikwad looks all set to open the innings for CSK this time and there would be a lot of hopes from him.