The U-19 World Cup has always been a source for youngsters to showcase their talent and catch the eyes of the selectors. But with IPL just two months away, they will also look to impress the franchises. At the 2016 edition, some of the India cricketers have already impressed everyone.
Here are five players from the U-19 World Cup squad who could make it big in the IPL auctions.
The young left-handed wicket-keeper batsman of this Indian U-19 side has been in news for his brutal hitting against Nepal. A record-breaking half century in the third match of the group stages. Rishabh went on to score a 24-ball 78. The Delhi boy is also a responsible customer behind the wickets. He can prove to be a handy asset for the franchises as he can hit the big sixes with ease.
The young fast bowler has a quality that most teams want in T20 cricket – pick wickets and more importantly, keep the batsmen quiet. Avesh has done that the U-19 world cup. He hasn’t just picked up wickets in the U-19 World Cup but has also kept the batsmen silent when it comes to stroke making. With a tally of 9 wickets to his name in the World Cup so far, Avesh has attained the second spot for himself in the bowlers’ list for maximum wickets. The young boy is a genuine paceman with a wicket-taking ability in his veins and can surely attract the franchise owners.
Khaleel Ahmed is still waiting for his first scalp in the ICC U-19 World Cup but a ‘matured’ bowling from the seamer has been a very supportive aspect in India’s success. Khaleel along with Avesh Khan have scripted an unbeaten run for India in this campaign. Khaleel’s economical bowling display could surely be noticed by the IPL teams.
Mahipal Lomror’s all-round performance against New Zealand in the second match took India to win in the World Cup. A gallant effort with the bat in the lower order and then a five-for in the match. Lomror’s ability and skills both with the willow and with the cricket ball can prove vital of a win. He can be a success in a tournament like IPL.
Rahul Btaham has just played two games in this World Cup but he has shown glimpse of responsibility. The right-arm medium pace bowler has the capability to extract the conditions that favor his bowling and contain the opponents at the same. Rahul would be a treat for the spectators if he is given a correct opportunity.