The Indian Premier League, one of the biggest cricketing events worldwide is special in various regards. Apart from the entertainment, it metes out to the cricket fans, IPL is also beneficial for the players taking part in it, particularly for young players.
IPL has always been the best stage for young talents to showcase their prowess and play alongside and against the biggest names in cricket, some of them being their idols. Let us have a look at the 5 youngest players who are likely to play in IPL 2023.
1. Cameron Green
Cameron Green, an Australian all-rounder, has been in the limelight for a while, particularly following his performance in the India series. In the final game of the series in Hyderabad, Green gave his team a good start and laid the groundwork for a respectable score. With a staggering strike rate of 247.6, he scored 52 runs off only 21 balls for Australia.
The batsman’s versatility allows him to start for the team as well as transition smoothly into the middle order. The 23-year-old superstar has already made his mark on history with his performances. There is a great likelihood that the teams will battle it out for this young star in IPL 2023.
2. Yash Dhull
The captain of India’s Under-19 team, Yash Dhull, a 19-year-old superstar, was one of the players selected by Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Albeit the excitement everyone had to see him in action, he did not get to play a single match in the IPL so far. If given an opportunity in the IPL 2023, Yash Dhull will definitely make a significant mark considering his popularity and success at the junior level.
3. Dewald Brevis
Dewald Bravis who is just 18 years old, received a lucrative sum of Rs 3 crore from the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 auction. The ICC U19 World Cup was proof of his abilities. He has already earned comparisons to the legendary AB de Villiers at such an early age, earning him the title “Baby AB” among cricket fans.
He had 506 runs to his name, including two hundred and three half-centuries in six games to conclude the tournament as the tournament’s leading run-scorer. It would be intriguing to watch how this potential star performs in the IPL.
4. Abdul Samad
Young Indian cricketer Abdul Samad dazzled everyone with his all-around performances in the most recent IPL. Samad is the third Jammu & Kashmiri player to play in the IPL. He is one of the most bright young talents. Considering that he is merely 20 years old, he still has a lot of scope for becoming better as well. He will mostly play in the 2023 edition of the IPL as well and showcase his mettle.
5. Raj Bawa
Raj Bawa was also a member of the Indian side that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2022. Bawa scored a pivotal knock of 35 runs off 54 balls and was named Player of the Match in the Final. Numerous cricket fans and IPL teams took note of his World Cup achievements.
The Punjab Kings paid 2 crores to get the 19-year-old all-rounder in the 2022 auction. This 19-year-old has definitely earned his spot in IPL 2023.
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