IPL 2021: 5 Jewels BCCI found from IPL this season

IPL 2021: 5 Jewels BCCI found from IPL this season
IPL 2021: 5 Jewels BCCI found from IPL this season

IPL 2021: 5 Jewels BCCI found from IPL this season- Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been postponed by the BCCI. This was a much-needed decision in the situation that India is going through. However, even though the IPL 2021 was cut short, it was near its halfway mark. And what is season it was, an uncapped Indian player, Harshal Patel was holding the Purple Cap with the highest wickets under his belt, a left-arm pacer, Chetan Sakariya was troubling the greats of the game and a lad from Maharashtra, Ruturaj Gaikwad, showing his class batting for Chennai Super Kings.

So, in this article Inside Sport will take you through 5 uncapped Indian players BCCI will be glad to have found IPL 2021.

 

Chetan Sakariya

Rajasthan Royals is known for their talent hunting and Chetan Sakariya is one example of it. The pacer from Saurashtra was looking to make his maiden IPL a memorable one after being bought by RR for INR 1.20 Cr during the player auction ahead of the IPL 2021. The left-arm pacer picked seven wickets in seven games with a strike rate of 23.14 and an average of 31.71. His economy in IPL 2021 was 8.22. These stats certainly do not justify Sakariya’s perfomance in IPL 2021. He has bowled beautifully in the death as well as in the powerplay overs. At times he was just unlucky not to get any wicket. Riding on impressive performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy Chetan delivered for RR in IPL 2021.

Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan is playing IPL since 2017 but one can say that IPL 2021 was his breakthrough year. Delhi Capitals was always missing a quality Indian pacer as they have world-class bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. Maybe that was a reason they could not lift the trophy in 2020. However, Avesh Khan was solving that problem for DC this year. The right-arm pacer was bowling fast and stump-to-stump, making it difficult for batsmen to get any room. The fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh has the ability to move the ball both ways and can deliver a mean short ball. In eight matches Avesh had 14 wickets under his name with a strike rate of 12.85 and an average of 16.50. He was bowling with an impressive economy of 7.70.

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel makes his return to RCB after being traded in from the Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2021 and the rest as they say is history. The Haryana-born pacer playing under the captaincy of Virat Kohli delivers with the ball and impress everyone with his variation in bowling. Harshal worked on his yorkers between the seasons and one can easily see the difference. He was almost certain to win the purple cap in IPL 2021 with 17 wickets in seven games. In the very first match of the season, he picked a five-wicket haul against defending champions Mumbai Indians.
However, Harshal who calls himself an all-rounder did not bat much in IPL 2021, his team will be very happy with his bowling form and ready to leave aside his batting.

Arshdeep Singh

The IPL 2021 was certainly a bowlers IPL as many cricketers like pacer Arshdeep Singh emerged as the new big thing in the season. Arshdeep with his accuracy and variation became the lead pacer of the Punjab Kings attack. In six games that he played, he grabbed seven wickets at a strike rate of 15.71 and an average of 21.42. His economy was just above 8 (8.18) which is impressive as he mostly bowls in death. The youngster played 8 games for the Punjab Kings in the 2020 season, scalping 9 wickets and will continue his form in IPL 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

In IPL 2020, when MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings could not qualify for the playoffs for the first time, MS made a statement saying the youngsters do not have spark. After that statement, a youngster named Ruturaj Gaikwad set the stage on fire for CSK. However, it was too late and CSK could not qualify. Nevertheless, the CSK team management was convinced that they have got a big player in Ruturaj. After few failures, CSK mangement backed Gaikwad and he delivered with two fifty-plus scores. The right-hand batsman scored 196 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 128.94. If IPL 2021 gets another window this year, then all eyes will once again be on Gaikwad.