IPL 2018: 5 youngsters who could win the Emerging Player Award
For a youngster, it's a matter of pride to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL), more so when he performs and wins the Emerging Player award. The cash-rich league is a shortcut to success for most youngsters. The domestic competition provides the youngsters with a chance to make a name for themselves in their country, but the IPL enhances their reputation worldwide.
Every youngster enters the IPL with a goal to give their level best performance. The emerging player award was introduced by the IPL governing council to give the youngsters a hope to get into the limelight. Last year, the criteria for the award was, for the player to have been born after 1 April 1991; to have played 5 or fewer Test matches; to have played in 25 or less IPL matches (as of the start of the season); to have not previously won the Emerging Player Award.
After a decade of thrilling action, the eligible players will enter the competition with a chance to win the emerging player award. The date of birth in the criteria may change to 1 April 1992 or further.
On this note, let us have a look at the five players who will target the emerging player award.
#5 Deepak Chahar
The 25-year-old Deepak Chahar is a tall, lanky pacer who surprises the batsman with his bouncy deliveries. Chahar represented the Rising Pune Supergiants in the previous edition of the league. On this occasion, he has been procured by the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.
Having played with Dhoni in the previous edition must have provided experience to the bowler. He was impressive in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year, as he bagged 19 wickets in 9 innings. His economy rate of 5.58 is brilliant for a bowler who bowls in the power play and at the fag end of the innings.
With limited resources in the pace bowling department, the Chennai Super Kings will look to try Chahar in the early stages of the tournament. The pacer will be looking to make the most of this opportunity.