IPL since years has been a major way to find young talents from India and abroad, there are tons of names who were unheard of but by the end of the season they were on minds of each and every cricket fan from old willy Tambe‘s to young Sanju Samson, every year there is one player who changes the way game is played and thought about. Three most exciting talents of this year’s IPL have been –
1. Sandeep Sharma – The new buy for KXIP who has been in the race for purple cap thus year has certainly impressed one and all with his Bowling, he is amongst those few players who have managed to perform in both UAE as well as India leg of tournament. He has been getting good amount of swing and many early breakthroughs for KXIP. Even though he might not have the speed of likes of Morne Morkel or the bounce of Johnson but he surely has a beautiful banana swing, which has been appreciated by one and all throughout the tournament. He has received praise from likes of Adam Gilchrist and Vinod Kambli who has commented, that he is the future of India pace department.
2. Sanju Samson, this young lad from Kerala had been the find of season 6 for Rajasthan Royals. This young 20 year lad has been gifted with an amazing hand eye coordination and has an even better technique, which has allowed him to show his talent against likes of Malinga and Steyn the striking feature of his batting has been his temperament and willingness to be at the wicket till the 20th over and finishing off things himself rather than throwing his wicket after getting set. Add to his Classical batting his ability to keep wickets and you can surely see his place in Indian Cricket team in a year or two. Many experts have already declared him as an replacement for MS Dhoni.
3. Akshar Patel – This thin Mumbai born young lad has been another good buy for KXIP this season, considering the fact that he opens the bowling for KXIP and is a reasonably good with bat too he has been one of major reason behind success of KXIP as along with Maxwell, Miller and Sandeep Sharma. He has managed to get wicket with new ball and also helps in restricting the batsmen in the middle overs. This young lad has a very interesting story behind his arrival to cricket, he always wanted to be an engineer but his father forced him to become a cricketer. He had been in MI team for 3 years, but never got a chance to show his worth, but as they say talent never goes unnoticed.
Well there might be many players below age of 21 who have performed well for their respective franchise but, it’s these three who have been consistent and promise to deliver a lot in near future.