Indian Premier League since it came into existence in 2008 has been known to have given the cricketing World new talents every year. It has proved as an ideal scouting ground and many players who have performed well have directly made it to the national side and now have become an integral part of their sides.
Emergence of players like Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar who were not much known ahead of their IPL stint have made it big through the tournament and now are a force to reckon to when it comes to World cricket.
This year’s IPL has not been an exception to that and here are some players who have performed well enough for the selectors of their respective countries to contemplate about.
Here are list of few players who have made it big this season:
Sunil Narine (West Indies and Kolkata Knight Riders): Sunil Narine is the player who has made most out of this year’s IPL and his performance with the team sure has made him a household name. Narine who made his international debut last year and played only eight ODI’s was brought for $700,000 by the Kolkata Team and he proved worthy of every penny spent on the player whose base price at the auction was $50,000. He has taken 24 wickets in 14 matches played with best figures of 5/19. He has bowled with a good economy rate of 5.20 and averaging 11.95. He has been unplayable and his mysterious line even found the great Sachin Tendulkar wanting against him. Narine who did not earn a test cap yet is likely to earn his test debut very soon.
Steve Smith (Australia and Pune Warriors India): The 23 year old all rounder from Australia made his IPL debut in 2010 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Last year he was signed by the Kochi Tuskers after they were disbanded he was up for auction, Smith however went unsold and he could only join Pune Warriors India as a replacement to Mitchell Marsh. He made sure that he would not let his opportunity to go waste and the first match he played for Pune; he smashed 39 off 32 deliveries to help his side beat the mighty Mumbai Indians. After that it was no looking back for him and he helped Pune win couple of matches in the tournament. He has been great with the bat and scored 362 in 14 innings he batted. His highest score in the tournament was 47 and he scored at an impressive average of 40. His bowling was not used by the Pune team. Since his debut in international in 2010, he played only 29 ODI’s and that figure is sure to change and his performance in the IPL entitles him to a permanent spot in the side.
Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab): A name totally unknown to the cricketing sure did come into notice of the national selectors after his stint in IPL V. He has overshadowed the likes of David Hussey and Shaun Marsh and has emerged as the best batsman of the Punjab side. He has been instrumental in their success this season and scored a 432 runs in 16 innings. He has registered two half centuries and ended the season with an average of 27. After having played for Kolkata Knight Riders he is with Punjab for two seasons. He did not make his international debut as of yet but has been the vice captain of Indian u 19 World Cup team in 2010. His performance should impress the national selectors enough to select him for the international T20 side.
Debabrata Das (Kolkata Knight Riders): Das who has been playing for Kolkata Knight Riders since 2008 has been a very useful for his team this season. The right handed batsmen who plays for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy made in under 19 played some important knocks for the team and scored 126 in the 10 innings he faced at an average of 42. He could have accumulated more runs had he got more chances, but then whatever opportunity came to him to he grabbed them with arms wide open.
Parvinder Awana (Kings XI Punjab): Playing in his first IPL, Parvinder Awana who plays for Delhi in the Ranji did leave no stone unturned to make his presence felt at the tournament. He was the most successful of Punjab bowlers taking 17 wickets in 12 matches with best figures of 34-4. He has been brilliant with his line and length and created enough problems for the batsmen facing him. His stint in the IPL V in all likelihood might earn him a national call up soon.
By Indian Sports News Network