The much-awaited Indian Premier League 2020 began on September 19, 2020. It has been a sigh of relief for the cricket fans during these unprecedented COVID times. This year the BCCI and Indian cricket board has set the world’s most popular cricket franchise on foreign shores. The 13th edition of IPL is being conducted across the three venues in the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Since the beginning the series is amazing. Since the cricket series extravaganza is about to end on November 10.
let’s take a look at the Players who made a debut in IPL 2020:-
Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
The Chennai Super Kings Indian batsman who has once received acclamation from the great MS Dhoni as ‘Sharp Cricket mind’ is at the top of the order in the Super Kings team. Ruturaj replaceS Suresh Raina. But, he had a bumpy start in the IPL 2020 as he was tested positive for COVID 19. He emerged as the only silver line in an otherwise disastrous IPL campaign for Chennai Super Kings.
Gaikwad has a satisfying score record in List A cricket in the total 54 matches he played till now excluding the IPL 2020. He with having an average score of 49 has smashed 2499 runs. The Maharashtra young cricketer bagged the IPL 2020 deal worth 20 lakhs. His career began as a trainee at the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy and started in the club matches. He will go far with his ability to develop on his own. Ruturaj Gaikwad guided CSK an elusive victory when he scored his maiden IPL half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was at 65 (not out) in 51 balls.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals)
The Rajasthan Royal Indian Batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal who earned fame in just a short period of time is more than spectacular. With his humble beginnings, he who has persuaded the IPL deal worth a whopping 2.4 crores reached the top with his hard work and an
Jaiswal was titled man of the tournament in the Under 19 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa in January February this year, who was once a PaniPuri seller living in a tent. Well, talent has no boundaries. He with having an amazing average of 133 runs in the tournament, has accumulated a total of 400 runs in just 6 matches. Since then many IPL bidders had their eagle-eye on him.
The 18-year old youngest cricketer to score a List A double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy has been delivering quite a disappointing performance in IPL 2020 under the Rajasthan Royal’s team. The most hyped young batsman didn’t rise to his progeny.
Ravi Bishnoi (Kings XI Punjab)
A star is born, the Kings XI Punjab Indian bowler is considered as “the cream of the rookie crop.” His leg-spin and googlies in Under 19 ICC Cricket World Cup has gained a lot of praises and caught the eyes of Kings XI Punjab. He possesses amazing skills and has bagged a decent amount worth 2 crores at the December 2019 auction.
The 20-year-old Bishnoi having an average of 10 runs per over acquired 17 mind-blowing wickets in just 6 matches at the U 19 World Cup. Till now, having 12 wickets in his bag in the IPL 2020 has put him at the top position among the spinners.
Sheldon Cottrell (Kings XI Punjab)
The aggressive Kings XI Punjab West Indian bowler has made his debut in IPL this year. Cottrell is a left-arm pacer who has shaken the world of cricket by a storm. Being an integral part of the team West Indies, he does very well when it comes o short cricket matches. Recently, in 7 Caribbean Premier League matches, he acquired 5 wickets.
Cottrell has persuaded an IPL deal worth of astounding 8.50 crores in the hope to shake the 2020 IPL by his storm of bowling. The 30-year old Jamaican player had done a lot of training before entering to Indian Premiere League to improve his performance. Till now, his IPL score is 6 wickets in total 6 matches with an average of 29.9 runs per over. His persona best was 2 wickets in 17 runs.
Alex Carey (Delhi Capitals)
The Delhi Capitals Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey who has been performing consistently in Australia’s limited over series. Being a left-hander who generally plays in the middle over, has played for only 30 T20 International matches till now and made his debut in
IPL 2020 under the Team Delhi Capitals.
Carey was persuaded by Delhi Capitals for worth 2.4 crores in the auction last year after a never-ending bidding process. Since the beginning, it was not decided that he will be entering the matches at the start. But, due to Rishab Pant’s unexpected hamstring injury led during DC’s sixth game, Carey made the entry but it was not a straight swap. Delhi Capitals are in the 3rd position right now.
Ali Khan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The Kolkata Knight Riders USA bowler Ali Khan came as a replacement for Harry Gurney. The 29-year old medium pacer American player was a hot topic during the 2018 Global T20 Canada. In the recent stint in the CPL, he with having an economy rate of 7.43, got amazing 8 wickets.
Dwayne Bravo, the West Indian all-rounder spotted Ali during Global T20 Canada. Ali Khan gets the opportunity to play for KKR after seeing his performance in the CPL. Since 2018 he has been performing consistently and doing a commendable job for Americans. However, he has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Sad IPL 2020 ending for Ali.
Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The Royal Challengers Bangalore Indian batsman who made his stunning debut in IPL 2020 has stunned everyone with his performance. Although he was with RCB in IPL 2019 but didn’t play any match. This year, he is the reason behind RCB’s success till now. Venkatesh Prasad said after he smashed an amazing shot, “Devdutt Padikkal’s shots remind me of a young Yuvraj Singh.”