Indian Premier League: Five uncapped players who could fetch big bucks in the auction

Adithya Sundar 22:31 16/12/2019
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The Indian Premier League 2020 Player Auction will happen in Kolkata on December 19, where the eight franchises will be choosing from a pool of 332 players.

Let us take a look at the top five uncapped Indian players who could spark a bidding war on Thursday.

Yashasvi Jaiswal:

The 17-year-old batsman from Mumbai caught the eye with a sensational List-A debut season as he amassed 564 runs at an average of 112.80.

He became the youngest player in history to score a double ton in a List A game when he smashed 203 (154) against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The knock included 12 sixes and he finished the tournament with an astounding 25 maximums.

He could be the big-hitting surprise package teams will be keen to bid for.

Ishan Porel:

The 20-year-old made a splash in the previous edition of the U-19 World Cup.

After battling ankle injuries, Porel has made a strong return to the domestic season with Bengal. The pacer who has added a yard of pace over the past two years, can clock speeds of 140kmph and recently picked up a fifer in the Deodhar Trophy final for India-C.

In the Vijay Hazare Trophy he picked up 10 wickets at an economy of 4.68.

He has pace, accuracy, a mean bouncer and toe-crushing yorker. After missing out in the previous two editions of the IPL, no team is going to let go of him that easy in this auction .

Virat Singh:

The left-handed top-order batsman too impressed in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, scoring 343 runs in 10 innings with a strike-rate of 142.32.

During a Deodhar Trophy game, he notably scored a crucial half-century under pressure to rescue his team, India-C from a precarious position.

A big-hitting batsman from Jharkhand. Chennai Super Kings might be interested!!

Priyam Garg

He will  be leading the Indian team in the U-19 World Cup next year. Garg’s name has been making the rounds in the domestic circuit ever since he made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2018. He scored 814 runs in his maiden season at an average of 67.83.

He also featured in the Deodhar Trophy recently, top-scoring with 77 for India-C in the final. He has a strike-rate of 132.74 in 11 T20s at the domestic level.

Vishnu Vinod:

The Kerala batsman recorded the most number of sixes in the Vijay Hazare tournament, smashing 29 maximums. He managed three centuries and a fifty at a healthy average of 63.50 in that campaign.

Vinod was earlier part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore set up but was released by the franchise this season. The 25-year-old will be keen to prove a point this season and should attract bids from the franchises that are looking to fill their domestic slots.

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