IPL 2017: Top 5 U-23 performers
This IPL has been a story of young talents breaking boundaries and stealing the limelight with fine performances.
There are two reasons for us to be thankful to the Indian Premier League. Firstly, it provides cricket of high quality for a good part of two months. And secondly, it spews out some exciting young talents who leave us awestruck with their skills.
Every year we have had one or two such players who have emerged from being an unknown entity and have made a name for themselves courtesy IPL. The 10th edition of IPL has very much belonged to the youngsters. Playing under the shadow of much celebrated International stars, a few budding cricketers have grabbed the attention of the cricketing world with some outstanding performances at the grand stage.
Here in this article, let us look at five best under-23 performers from IPL 2017.
#5 Rashid Khan
This teenage sensation from Afghanistan is probably the find of this IPL. The wily leg-spinner has troubled the best of batsmen with his variations.
With a ball in hand, the wrist-spinner is a bag of tricks. In his maiden IPL season, Rashid has taken 12 wickets in 10 games and is in contention for the purple cap. And to cap it all off, he boasts of an impressive economy rate of 6.82 runs per over. SRH, after bagging him in the auctions, are reaping rewards as the young bowler has provided breakthroughs almost every time he has been given the ball.
His quick approach and the pace at which he bowls make his variations even more potent. The leg-spinner has a lethal googly which has fetched most of his wickets. Rashid is a handy batsman down the order as well. SRH after a great start to the tournament SRH have slightly derailed a little and are in a tricky situation. And Rashid Khan will be key a player as they look to defend the coveted trophy.