IPL 2019 : Emerging Players XI
The Indian Premier League was initiated by the BCCI in 2008 with the aim of nurturing the young cricketing talent of the country in the best manner possible. The young players get a chance of playing together with the legends of the game and also receive training from the world's best coaches.
A host of players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and many more have become household names thanks to the cash-rich league. The BCCI honors the best emerging player of the season with a trophy every year and Shubman Gill won that award in IPL 2019.
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Many emerging players proved their mettle by outshining the legends in the 12th season of IPL and here is the best emerging XI of the tournament -
(This list considers the players listed in the 'Emerging Players' section of IPLT20.com)
Openers - Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill
Prithvi Shaw played the role of an opener for Delhi Capitals in all the matches. The U-19 World Cup winning captain scored 353 runs for the Delhi franchise at a healthy strike rate of 133.71. He missed out on a century by just one run against Kolkata Knight Riders, apart from that, he even scored a memorable half ton in the Eliminator versus Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Shubman Gill, on the other hand, played the role of a flexible batsman in the Kolkata batting line-up. He played all the games for his franchise and aggregated 296 runs at an average of 32.88. The youngster slammed three half-centuries this season but that could not help his team reach the playoffs.