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IPL 2023: The Top 5 young guns to watch out for!

IPL 2023: The Top 5 young players to watch out for. These prodigious five players are primed to dominate the cricketing arena and create a lasting impact in the biggest cricketing league.

IPL 2023_ Tilak Varma scored 397 runs from 14 games in IPL 2022 for Mumbai Indians _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©TilakV9_Twitter)
Tilak Varma scored 397 runs from 14 games in IPL 2022 (Images: ©TilakV9/Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prestigious cricketing event that has seen the rise of many young players, who have gone on to make a name for themselves. As the anticipation builds for IPL 2023, cricket enthusiasts are eagerly looking forward to the performances of these top 5 promising youngsters who are set to take the tournament by storm.


Tilak Varma (Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai Indians (MI) have retained Tilak Varma for IPL 2023, following his impressive debut in 2022. The young cricketer from Hyderabad made his first-class debut for Hyderabad during the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy and played in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup for India in 2020. Varma's left-handed dexterity and all-round abilities have been on display in his seven first-class matches, 25 List A matches and 36 T20 matches. He was also impressive in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022-23, scoring 402 runs in 7 games at an average of 80.40 and a strike rate of 118.23.


Varma's retention by Mumbai Indians is a testament to his potential as the future of Indian cricket.

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

50s/100s

14

14

397

61

36.09

131.02

2/0



IPL 2022, PBKS vs GT, Top Performances_ Sai Sudharsan's 50-ball-65 helps Gujarat Titans set 144 against Punjab Kings _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Sai Sudharsan scored 145 runs from 5 games in IPL 2022 (Images ©IPL/Twitter)

Sai Sudharsan (Gujarat Titans)

B Sai Sudharsan, the 21-year-old left-hand batter from Chennai, has been catching the attention of many with his promising performances. He was the standout performer for Alwarpet CC in the 2019-20 Raja of Palayampatti Shield, finishing as the team's highest run-scorer with an impressive tally of 635 runs. Sudharsan achieved the remarkable feat of being the second-highest run-scorer in the 2021 TNPL tournament, amassing a total of 358 runs in eight innings with an average of 71.60.


Sudharsan made his IPL debut for Gujarat Titans in April 2022 and has since played five games, scoring 145 runs at an average of 36.25. Sudharsan's cricketing talent and potential have drawn the attention of cricket pundits and fans alike, making him a player to watch out for.


IPL Batting Stats

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

50s/100s

5

5

145

65

36.25

127.19

1/0

IPL 2022, SRH vs CSK, Top Performances_ Abhishek Sharma's 75_ helps SRH beat Chennai Super Kings _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Abhishek scored 426 runs from 14 games in IPL 2022 (Images ©IPL/Twitter)

Abhishek Sharma (SRH)

Abhishek Sharma made a stunning debut in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy by scoring a century, and he continued to showcase his talent as a vital member of India's victorious squad in the U-19 Asia Cup in 2016 and the 2018 U-19 World Cup. His remarkable skills as a hard-hitting lower-order batter, coupled with his left-arm spin bowling, made him a sought-after player in the IPL.


Sunrisers Hyderabad signed him in 2019, and he has proved to be an asset for the team with 604 runs in 31 innings for them at a strike rate of 131.3. Sharma was a formidable batter for SRH during the 2022 IPL season, with the potential to turn the game around in his team's favour with his versatility.


IPL Batting Stats

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

50s/100s

36

34

667

75

23.82

135.29

2/0

IPL Bowling Stats

Mat

Inns

Runs

BBI

Ave

Eco

BSR

36

17

7

2/4

30.57

8.23

22.29

IPL 2022, GT vs SRH, Top Performances_ Umran Malik gets player of the match against Gujarat Titans for his 5-25 _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Umran Malik took 22 wickets in IPL 2022 (Images ©IPL/Twitter)

Umran Malik (SRH)

Umran Malik, the talented fast bowler from Jammu & Kashmir, has made a remarkable impact in the cricketing world. Selected as a net bowler for the IPL in April 2021, he made his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in October 2021, impressing with his remarkable speed. His impressive speed, with five consecutive balls clocked at over 150 kmph, caught the attention of the cricketing world, and he was subsequently chosen as a net bowler for India's squad in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.


In November 2022, Malik made his ODI debut for India against New Zealand. With his exceptional bowling skills and well-disguised variations, Malik is poised to shine in the upcoming IPL 2023 tournament.


IPL Bowling Stats

Mat

Inns

Runs

BBI

Ave

Eco

BSR

17

17

24

5/25

22.5

8.83

15.29

IPL 2022, MI vs PBKS, Top Performances_ Dewald Brevis scores 25-balls-49 , Mumbai Indians loss 5th straight game _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Dewald Brevis scored 161 from 7 games in IPL 2022 (Images ©IPL/Twitter)

Dewald Brevis (Mumbai Indians)

Dewald Brevis, dubbed as "Baby AB" for his playing style reminiscent of AB de Villiers, has captured the attention of cricket fans worldwide. The South African cricketer's impressive skills were on full display during the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, where he won the Player of the Tournament award, scoring 506 runs, including two centuries and three fifties.


Mumbai Indians lapped up Brevis during the 2022 IPL auction, and he made a strong impact during his debut season. The all-rounder has also broken several records, including the fastest 150 in T20 cricket history. Brevis is a valuable asset to any team and one to watch out for in IPL 2023.


IPL Batting Stats

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

50s/100s

7

7

161

49

23.0

142.48

1/0

The upcoming IPL season is anticipated to showcase the potential of promising young players who could make a remarkable impact on the tournament. These players have already demonstrated impressive skills and with the support of seasoned coaches and senior players, are expected to excel and create a stir in the cricketing community.


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