IPL 2020: Top 5 youngest players to watch out for in IPL 13

The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to take off from September 19 and players are eager to hit the ground and prove their worth.

Notably, IPL has proven to be an important platform for many youngsters, who got to showcase their talent and make a mark for themselves in the cricketing world.
IPL 2020 will also witness many youngsters who will aim to make the most of every opportunity given to them by their respective franchises.
Here we take a look at the top five youngest players who will participate in IPL 2020 and their salaries:
Yashaswi Jaiswal – DOB: 28 December 2001, Age: 18 years
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 2.4 crore
IPL 2020 Team – Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Total IPL Salary – ₹ 24,00,00,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 274

Jaiswal is the youngest player to be participating in the 2020 IPL season and he is a known figure in the country as he made ripples with his performances at the U-19 World Cup this year and ended the tournament as highest scorer having scored 400 runs in just 6 matches at an incredible average of over 133. He was also awarded man of the series trophy for his outstanding performance in the tournament.
The southpaw is also the youngest cricketer in the world to smash a List A double century (in the (Vijay Hazare Trophy).
Bought by Rajasthan Royals for whopping Rs 2.4 crore, Jaiswal will aim to justify his price tag with his swashbuckling batting.
Abdul Samad – DOB: 28 October 2001, Age: 18 years
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 20 lakh
IPL 2020 Team – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Total IPL Salary – ₹ 20,00,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 621
Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, 18-year old Abdul Samad is a big-hitting right-handed batsman who was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakh. He is only the fourth cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir after Parvez Rasool, Manzoor Dar & Rasikh Salam to earn an IPL contract.
Samad has the ability to set the IPL stage on fire with his big-hitting prowess, which can make him a huge asset to SRH.
Ravi Bishnoi – DOB: 5 September 2000, Age: 20 years
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 2 crore
IPL 2020 Team – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Total IPL Salary – ₹ 2,00,00,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 293
Known for his canny leg-spin, Bishnoi ended the U-19 World Cup in 2020 as highest wicket-taker. He picked up a total of 17 wickets in 6 matches at an impressive average of 10.65. Bishnoi’s stellar performance is the reason why KXIP shelled out Rs 2 crore for him in the auction.
Bishnoi, who got a great googly in his armour, will be aiming to grab the opportunity with both hands and showcase his talent at a big stage like IPL.
Prithvi Shaw – DOB: 9 November 1999, Age: 20 years
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 1.2 crore
IPL 2020 Team – Delhi Capitals (DC)
Total IPL Salary – ₹ 3,60,00,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 234
DC batsman Prithvi Shaw is the youngest player to open the innings in the IPL history and joint-youngest player to score an IPL fifty, along with Sanju Samson (18 years and 169 days).
He was in great form last season as he scored 353 runs at an average of 22.06 and a strike rate of 133.71. Overall, Shaw has played 25 IPL matches so far and hit 598 runs at an average of 23.92 and a strike rate of 141.03, including four fifties.
Sadly, Shaw missed a century mark by a whisker in IPL 2019, as he registered his best score of 99.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti – DOB: 28 December 1999, Age: 20 years
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 3.2 crore
IPL 2020 Team – Delhi Capitals (DC)
Total IPL Salary – ₹ 9,60,00,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 156
The right-arm pacer hasn’t played a professional cricket since February 2018 due to injuries, but that doesn’t overshadow the fact that he was a star performer in India’s 2018 Under-19 World Cup triumph in New Zealand, taking nine wickets at 16.33.
Nagarkoti raised many eyebrows with his bowling speed as even at the age of 18, he was bowling at the speeds of around 140 kmph consistently.
Ironically, despite being bought for Rs 3.2 crore by KKR in the 2018 auction, Nagarkoti is yet to play a game for the Kolkata-based franchise and this season he may finally get his chance to perform.