3 Uncapped Indian Players who have Impressed in IPL 2024

May 15,2024

'Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi', engraved in the IPL trophy, which means 'Where talents meet opportunity, is appropriate as the platform the competition provides for the young talents. Indian players like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Yashashvi Jaiswal, and Ruturaj Gaikwad have all made their names through this tournament. This year has also seen a pool of uncapped Indian players who have shown promise. The scouts of franchises have been very active in the Indian circuit to identify and nurture talents to make them superstars.

Let's have a look at the top 3 uncapped Indian youngsters who have attracted the limelight amidst the superstars of the competition.

Mayank Yadav

The 21-year-old burst onto the scene in this IPL, bowling 150 kmph consistently. In his first game against the Punjab Kings, he picked up three crucial wickets from Johnny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, and Prabhsimran Singh. Injury has been an issue for him; after missing five games due to a side strain, he returned against MI to pick up a wicket. But again, I got sidelined for the remainder of the season with a muscle tear in the lower abdominal region. He needs to be properly managed, as he has shown promise to be an asset for the Indian bowling department in the future.

Ashutosh Sharma

The 25-year-old Madhya Pradesh batter is living his dream in IPL 2024. He has smashed 156 runs in his first four games at a staggering strike rate of 205.2. He scored 61 off just 28 balls against the Mumbai Indians after coming into bat at 77/6 in a run chase of 193, but it went in vain. He was hitting sixes effortlessly for Jasprit Bumrah. In Syed Mushtaq Ali 2023, he smashed 183 runs in six innings at a strike rate of 269.12. He will be someone to watch out for as a finisher in the near future.

Abhishek Sharma

The Pune batter had an absolute blast in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring 485 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 192.46. He has continued that form in this year's IPL, hitting the bowler for fun. He is scoring at a strike rate of 205.64 alongside his explosive opening partner, Travis Head. He has hit 35 sixes, the highest in IPL 2024, so far. He has been equally severe with both spinners and pacers.