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IPL 2018: Three uncapped Indian batsmen who have impressed so far

ANALYST
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670   //    29 Apr 2018, 15:34 IST

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has been in brilliant form

Every edition of the IPL is known to unearth hidden talents from the domestic circuit. Like every year, this year too there have been some top quality performances by the domestic batsmen.

IPL provides an ideal platform for these batsmen to showcase their skills and hog the limelight.

It won’t be wrong to say that Indian Premier League is all about opportunities and those who end up grabbing these opportunities will be under the selector's radar.

With such huge expectations and to perform under pressure requires these players to step up their game. This format is indeed harsh as a bad game can mean paving the way for a new player.

Despite such challenges, here are the top three uncapped Indian batsmen who have had a solid start to this year's IPL:


#1 Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav's game is perfectly suited for the shortest format for the game. He is known for his brilliant strokeplay and has a wide array of shots. After being a part of Mumbai Indians in 2011, he was picked up by KKR for 70 lakhs in 2014.

During his time at KKR, he impressed with his finishing abilities and brilliant fielding. He made useful contributions in the lower order which helped the team either to massive totals or helped KKR to chase stiff totals. In this year's auction, due to his consistent performance for KKR, his value rose and he was snaffled by Mumbai Indians for a price of 3.2 crores.

After experimenting with Yadav's batting position, Mumbai has finally decided to let SK open the innings. This key decision has helped Yadav to play freely without any pressure and got Mumbai to quick starts. He has had a phenomenal start to the tournament and has scored 274 runs in seven matches at a healthy average of 39.14.





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