Under-19 CWC 2018 players and their performances in IPL 2018
Here we look at how the players who were part of recent U19 CWC performed in the IPL 2018.
Published - May 29, 2018 4:53 pm | Updated - May 29, 2018 5:31 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) always showcased the ability of youngsters especially Under-19 players who are coming off stints at the national level. The 2018 season was no different as a handful of players were roped in by franchisees who were part of Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand earlier this year.
With the 2016 U19 stars still occupying a substantial chunk of available uncapped slots, only five players got a chance to feature in the playing XI. All those players were impressive in the limited chances and are considered to be the future flag bearers for their teams.
1. Shivam Mavi:
Shivam Mavi caught everyone eyes when he and bowling partner Kamlesh Nagarkoti consistently touched 140kmph in the U19 WC. The Kolkata Knight Riders bought both the pacers but lost the services of Nagarkoti who suffered an injury before even the start of the season.
Mavi was a part of the XI in nine matches during the season and picked up five wickets. He conceded runs with an economy of 9.64, what worked against him was his lack of experience and the ability of the batters to make use of the pace on the ball and at times even edges travelled over the ropes. Mavi might have been rusty this time around but showed enough signs to be considered an assent for KKR in coming years.