IPL 2018: 5 youngsters who have impressed in the first half of the season
Indian Premier League is the best T20 league in the world and it provides a platform for the young and budding cricketers from across the globe. The 11th season of the competition began in Mumbai on April 7th.
A number of present International stars owe their cricket career to the Indian Premier League as they began to make a mark in international cricket thanks to IPL. IPL has given a number of players a platform to display their ability to the world.
The likes of Ashwin, Jadeja, Maxwell, Faf Du Plessis, David Warner and a number of other players all became a regular member of their national teams after performing brilliantly in IPL. Let's have a look at the youngsters who have been impressive this year.
Mujeeb Zadran is an exciting young prospect who bowls spin for Afghanistan. He is the first cricketer born in the 20th century to play international cricket and is an exciting young talent for the Afghan team.
His performances in the under 19 World Cup earned him an IPL call-up as he was picked by the Kings XI Punjab for an astounding price of Rs 4 Crs. He is also the highest paid Under-19 cricketer in IPL this year.
The Afghan spinner has been one of the finds of IPL this year as he has been the mainstay of Punjab bowling. He has picked up 7 wickets in 7 matches and has bowled brilliantly in both powerplay overs as well as in the death overs.