The Indian Premier League has revolutionized the sport of Cricket, especially in India, with youngsters getting the sort of international platform they never had earlier, to showcase their talents alongside some of the best players in the world.
A testament to that fact would be the emergence of Virat Kohli, probably the best batsman in the world, who was already a highly rated teenager back in 2008 but it was his consistency in the IPL which brought him international recognition, and kickstarted his career from there. Similarly, many other top Indian players benefited from the rule that every team has to play with at least 7 Indian players in the starting 11 of every match, ensuring plenty of representation from the youth.
Every season, we have a few youngsters who have breakthrough seasons in the IPL, and eventually that leads them to the path of the national team. So, let’s take a look at some of the best under-23 Indian players to watch out for in the 2020 Indian Premier League.
10. Priyam Garg – Sunrisers Hyderabad
The newly appointed captain of the Under 19 Indian side which participated in the 2020 World Cup in South Africa, Priyam Garg was another highly rated teenager who triggered a bidding war at the auction table. The 19 year old fetched a solid sum of Rs. 1.9 crores as Sunrisers Hyderabad secured his signature after an intense tussle with Kings XI Punjab. Garg came into prominence after an impressive 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season for Uttar Pradesh, where he scored 814 runs in 10 matches.
Garg is seen as a future captain, and was also named as the captain of the Under-23 Indian side last year, despite being one of the youngest players in the squad. With SRH highly dependent on their ridiculously impressive top order, Garg can fit perfectly in their middle order and will have more than enough opportunities to make his mark.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are 3rd favourites to win the title at 5.50 (Betway), and a weak
Indian middle order is one of their main weaknesses. However Garg can fill that slot
perfectly and may increase their chances of winning the title. Bet on Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the title here: