VIVO IPLT20 2016: Indian debutants to watch out for


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One of the biggest T20 tournaments in the world, IPL, has no dearth of talents. Be it the well-established big shots of the game that boast of an ample experience in all the formats or the young guns who dream high to make it up to their level. Whatever be the case, the Indian Premier League suits every promising talent of this game. Besides the entertainment from the regular players, the 2016th edition of the Indian Premier League would be featuring a mix of new faces- new players and even teams (Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants). In this segment, we aim to focus primarily on the emerging Indian potentials that are going to mark their names in the IPL for the first time.

Armaan Jaffer (Kolkata Knight Riders)

One of the most promising Under-19 talents of India is the Maharashtra born Armaan Jaffer. Much like his uncle Wasim Jaffer, this right-handed batsman rose to fame with his successful stints in the domestic cricket. Particularly the Cooch Behar Trophy of 2015 in which Jaffer scored three back to back double centuries in 5 matches. By the end of the tournament, the Mumbai batsman had to his record the highest 895 runs with a stunning average of 223.75. Need we say more?

Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)

A major highlight of the Under-19 World Cup, the left-handed batsman from Haridwar would be making his debut run in the IPL with Delhi Daredevils. He has to his credit the record of scoring the fastest half-century (in 18 balls) at the Under-19 domestic level, which proved just enough to secure him a place in the Delhi squad.

Ishan Kishan (Gujarat Lions)

The left-handed batsman from Jharkhand has to his record 700 odd runs in 10 matches of the domestic circuit. Though he hasn’t been able to grab much attention as he failed to comply on his established standards in the recently held U-19 World Cup, his availability in the playing squad of Gujarat Lions is expected to create a nice equilibrium in the top order batting line-up.

Nathu Singh (Mumbai Indians)

One of the fastest bowlers in Indian cricket, Nathu Singh is no less than a prodigy that’s awaiting to be released at the global platform. Though he is majorly lacking in terms of experience, his introduction in the IPL is ought to bring on great strength to the medium-paced dominated bowling line-up of Mumbai Indians. However, his appointment in the playing XI of Mumbai is still doubtful.

Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Featuring alongside India’s emerging talent Hardik Pandya is his brother Krunal Pandya in the Mumbai Indians. Playing for Baroda the left-handed batsman had a pretty decent season in the domestic games of 2015. His Twenty20 performance in 15 matches rake an average of almost 24 with 167 runs on board. His bowling credentials in the same matches account to 16 wickets with a best spell of 3/25.