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IPL 2019: 5 uncapped players who will have the biggest impact

Sunil Joseph
ANALYST
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3.70K   //    01 Mar 2019, 15:27 IST

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy

It’s that time of the year again, with the IPL less than a month away. One thing that gets me excited about the IPL every year is the number of young uncapped players who get an opportunity to impress on the big stage.

There are always a few names of uncapped players thrown around during the auctions and this year was no different. In fact, this year saw some of those players being purchased for incredible amounts of money.

It can be quite hard to find out who the best uncapped player is, especially when you don’t know much about them. That’s why I’ve decided to do the work and sift through the noise and uncover the 5 uncapped players who could have a big impact for their teams this season.


#5 Shivam Dube (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube was just one of the few uncapped players sold for a high price this year. He was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 5 crores. So what makes him so special?

Well, in the recent Ranji Trophy tournament, he hit 5 sixes in an over. This was the second time achieved the feat, having previously taken Pravin Tambe to the cleaners by smashing 5 sixes in an over in the MPL.

He will definitely have a role to play for RCB and will be used as a finisher who can come in to bat after the 15th over and hit a match-winning cameo. Moreover, Dube can be quite useful with the ball also if the need arises.

He will be one of those impact players that teams will need to watch out for. Even Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on the all-rounder in his column for Mid-Day when he wrote: “One player who will definitely be on the radar of the scouts of the franchises, as well as the national selectors, is Shivam Dubey. Not since Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly has a left-hander hit the ball so cleanly and powerfully in Indian cricket."

This IPL season promises to be an exciting one for Shivam Dube and RCB fans if the hype is real.

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