The Indian T20 Cricket Premier League is well-known for attracting some of the biggest and brightest personalities in international cricket. This competition attracts superstars from all over the world, and fans eagerly await the arrival of their favourite cricketers. Furthermore, it is not only the celebrities that get the most attention in the competition. Indian cricket fans can also see the future generation of Indian talent, with young cricketers seeking to impress and win the prestigious developing player award. This piece will look at the list the Emerging Players in IPL.
1. 2008- Shreevats Goswami (Bangalore)
The youthful wicketkeeper won the prize in its first year, owing to a half-century and four dismissals. Unfortunately, he could never build on this success, playing only 29 games for four different teams and deceiving to deceive.
2. 2009 – Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers)
One of the biggest success stories, the now-Mumbai captain earned the accolade while playing for the Deccan Chargers. He contributed significantly to the team steams victory that year, scoring 362 runs in 16 games. He is undoubtedly one of the first names that come to mind when putting together a current best cricket team.
3. 2010 – Saurabh Tiwary (Mumbai)
Saurabh Tiwary burst into the spotlight with his explosive batting abilities for Mumbai, hitting 419 runs in 16 matches. While tremendous things were anticipated of the pinch-hitter, he has yet to live up to expectations. He returns to Mumbai this year, seeking to regain some of his distinctive forms.
4. 2011- Iqbal Abdulla (Kolkata)
This unheralded leg spinner transformed his team’s fortunes, taking 16 wickets with an excellent economy of 6.10. His performances aided Kolkata’s first-ever playoff appearance. On the other hand, Abdulla was unlucky not to receive enough chances in the franchises he played for in the following seasons. He last appeared in the Indian T20 Premier League in 2017.
5. 2012 – Mandeep Singh (Punjab)
Mandeep took the competition by storm after being promoted to the top of the order after spending a season as a relatively obscure figure. He won the developing player title after scoring 432 runs in 16 games. While he is still an active member of the league and has returned to his home side after spending a few seasons with a couple of different teams, he has yet to live up to his potential as a batter.
6. 2013 – Sanju Samson (Rajasthan)
Sanju Samson, another youngster who was a success after winning this prize, made his debut this season and astonished everyone with his stroke play. He remains an essential component of the Rajasthan squad and strives for a position in the India T20I team.
7. 2014 – Axar Patel (Punjab)
The Gujarat-born cricketer is the only all-rounder to be named an emerging talent in the Indian T20 Premier League. He had an outstanding season, bowling at a 6.13 economy rate and picking up 17 wickets as his club advanced to the finals for the first time. He is present with Delhi, and while he is still a reliable all-rounder, he has failed to light up the league in recent seasons.
8. 2015-Shreyas Iyer (Delhi)
The current Delhi skipper, probably the biggest success storey after Rohit Sharma, had a fantastic debut season with the squad. He scored 439 runs at a 33.76 average, earning him the rising player title for his performance. Iyer is currently a regular in the Indian team, occupying the number four slot in the batting order.
9. 2016 – Mustafizur Rahman (Hyderabad)
Mustafizur Rahman, the first non-Indian player to receive the rising player award, had a fantastic year with the ball in 2016. The left-arm seamer plagued every batter he faced, bringing up 17 wickets to help the squad win the championship. However, due to a recent slump in form, Mustafizur was sold at the subsequent auction to RR.
10. 2017-Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions)
Basil Thampi’s meteoric journey to popularity in the Indian T20 Premier League was nothing short of a fairy tale. The fast bowler progressed from playing tennis ball competitions in Kerala to become the star bowler for his side in an excellent campaign and won the developing player award at the end of the season. He took 11 wickets in 12 games, with the notable aspect being his consistency in bowling Yorkers at breakneck speed.
11. 2018- Rishabh Pant (Delhi)
Rishabh Pant’s debut season stands head and shoulders above everyone else based on the individual campaigns of all the developing players in their separate award-winning seasons. The teenage wicketkeeper scorched his way through the 2018 season, scoring 684 runs at an incredible average of 52.6 and a mind-boggling strike rate of 173. He is one of the few rising players who has become a regular member of the Indian squad.
12. 2019- Shubman Gill (Kolkata)
A lot was anticipated of the young talent in his second season in the Indian Premier League, and he didn’t let anyone down. Shubhman Gill scored 296 runs at a respectable 32.88 average and kept the club out of several jams. He has been on the outskirts of the Indian team and would be aiming for a strong performance this time around to make a case for himself.