Top 9 Indian uncapped players in IPL

Published 04/02/2015, 1:21 PM EDT


Here is a list of some of the best Indian uncapped players in the Indian Premier League-

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Baba Aparijith CSK

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In appearance he is skinny, average height, but make no mistake of his ability to hit the cricket ball hard. Not so long ago, he played two great innings in the under 19 world cup, which helped the Indian colts to win the title. He has had a good first class season but hasn’t set the tempo in the T20 game yet. Now, is the time to make it big. I believe he can play the role S. Badrinath played with the bat for the superkings. To add to his repertoire, he is more than a handy offspinner. His 4 T20 wickets at 16.75 a piece at an economy of 6.7 shows a good promise, but the batting has to come good.

Manan Vohra  KXIP

He has been around, hitting those sixes out of nowhere. It came as a surprise to everyone when Kings XI retained him ahead of the 2014 auctions but he reposed the faith shown in him by forming some entertaining partnerships with Virender Sehwag at the top and scoring over 320 runs in just 8 matches last year. The batting average of 40 at strike rate of almost 140 in the last IPL suggests that he is coming of age and this season can be very important for him.

Rishi Dhawan (KXIP)

One of the most genuine all-rounders, he is taking the right steps. He scores quick runs down the order and takes wickets upfront. A batting average of 41 in last IPL to go with 13 wickets at 28 runs a piece at an economy of 7.71. He looks a long term answer to India’s bowling all-rounder problem. Hope he makes the spot his own.

Manish Pandey KKR

He is a veteran. There is talent, serious talent, but looks like Manish is to domestic cricket, what Rohit Sharma has been to International cricket. Noone can forget his century against Chennai in the semifinal in 2009, but he lacked consistency. At KKR, he can truly express himself. He scored 401 runs for KKR last season and can expand on it to give the likes of Suresh Raina, a run for their money in the Indian team.

Shreyas Gopal (MI)

Shreyas has been a vital cog in Karnataka’s batting order. He is a technician and has contributed to saving and winning matches for his Ranji team. He had a stellar Ranji season with Karnataka scoring 663 runs at a batting average of almost 55 and also picked up 28 wickets. I believe he can translate his success to shorter form of the game too.

Deepak Hooda (RR)

Deepak has been another hero from the under 19 level. He was in great form in the domestic season. He scored 557 runs at an average of almost 50 for Baroda. At under 20, he can definitely be in the race for emerging player in this year’s tournament.

 

Iqbal Abdullah (RCB)

Iqbal Abdullah became the household name in 2011, when he won the emerging player of the tournament. Since then, with the emergence of Sunil Narine, the opportunities dried up for him and the injuries have restricted his participation. He is long overdue, and probably this is the time to settle himself and look for the long overhaul.

Siddhartha Kaul (SRH)

He has a forgettable IPL record, but he bowls a gem of a delivery every now and then. Going by current form, he has looked very good in the current T 20 tournament and he is a major reason for Punjab playing in the final. Its time for him to rectify the record and his current form can be a great trick for Sunrisers.

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Sanju Samson (RR)

Sanju caught the imagination of everyone with back to back good performances for the Royals last year and this year looks no different, With MS Dhoni deciding on his career, Samson can be an automatic choice if he puts himself on the radar here. 545 runs in two editions of IPL, at an average of 25 and struck at 120 are just average but he is only young and no dream is too big.

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