The U19 Cricket World Cup is viewed as a platform to announce your arrival for every player who aims to qualify for the senior team. However, in India, there’s no bigger platform that provides recognition as does the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the most widely followed T20 leagues around the globe, IPL is on every cricketer’s wishlist. The way performances get acknowledges worldwide, there’s no better platform, especially for young players, to showcase their talent.
The young U19 cricketers who represent India in the Junior World Cup, view IPL as their next major goal in a quest to progress at higher levels of cricket. And it is no different for this batch of India U19 players, who have already qualified for the U19 World Cup Final after annihilating Pakistan in a one-sided affair in the Semis.
Here’s a look at 3 India U19 players who can set the upcoming IPL season on fire:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal – Rajasthan Royals
The 19-year old lad from Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the talk of the town ever since his maiden List-A double ton in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Jharkhand. He became the youngest ever cricketer to register a maiden List-A double ton. His exploits at the domestic level did wonders for him as he was picked up at the IPL auction 2020. Rajasthan Royals invested faith in the youngster by making a winning bid of ₹ 2.4 Crores at the IPL auction.
Jaiswal, who is an option at the top of the order for Rajasthan, might not get an opportunity to feature in the first XI, but will always remain in contention as a back-up opener. With his handy leg-spin, he also offers an all-round option to the franchise. Even ahead of the U19 World Cup, Jaiswal hogged all the limelight as someone who fascinated a lot of people in the cricketing fraternity. It will be interesting to see how Royals go about using the services of the youngster in the upcoming IPL edition.
With a hundred in the World Cup Semi-Final against Pakistan, Jaiswal has announced his arrival as someone who promises to go much far in his playing career.
2. Kartik Tyagi – Rajasthan Royals
The right-arm pace bowler from Uttar Pradesh has caught the eye across the cricketing circles with his ability to swing at pace. The 19-year old lad, in the U19 World Cup, has shown times and again of what he has to offer with the white-ball. Someone who can bowl consistently at 140 clicks, Kartik has the ability to swing it either way.
Even in the ongoing U19 Cricket World Cup, Tyagi has taken the onus to deliver with the new ball for India. He had an impressive outing in the Quarter-Finals against Australia with four wickets that rattled the entire opposition line up. In the IPL auction 2020, Tyagi was again picked by Rajasthan Royals for an auction price of ₹1.3 crores.
Of whatever has been seen of him so far, he’s a promising prospect for the future. He bowls the yorkers at will and is much consistent in hitting the right areas. At Royals, the youngster will hope to convert the chances, if any, that come his way in IPL 2020.
3. Ravi Bishnoi – Kings XI Punjab
The young leg-spin sensation from Rajasthan, Ravi Bishnoi has made a rollicking start to his playing career at the international stage. The spinner has impressed most people with his art to bowl leg-spin. In the ongoing U19 Cricket World Cup, Bishnoi has played each game for India and has contributed immensely with the ball.
With 13 wickets, Bishnoi is the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far. After making his List-A debut for Rajasthan in September last year, the boy from Jodhpur was seen with a lot of potentials to make it big at the international stage. There was no doubt he was going to be picked at the IPL auction, as Kings XI Punjab made a winning bid of ₹ 2 crores to obtain his services for the IPL-13.