IPL 2020: 3 uncapped Indian players who could attract plenty of attention at this year's auction
The Indian Premier League is known to help budding cricketers make successful careers for themselves. We have seen in the past that the cash-rich tournament can not only change a young player's life with the huge money it offers, but also give him the best possible platform to showcase his skills.
It's the kind of platform that can get them a ticket into India's national team if they perform well enough and catch the eye of the selectors.
India is flooded with talent at the moment, and the IPL is a direct bridge to the national team. Recent performances always play a key role in players getting IPL contracts, and their showings in domestic competitions like Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy would be on the radar of all the franchises.
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There are many uncapped players who have impressed with their skills in these two tournaments, and they could be the target of all the eight teams in the IPL auction to be held in Kolkata on 19 December. 634 uncapped Indian players have thrown their hat in the ring for the IPL auction, and here is a look at three of them who could get huge bids:
1. Yashashvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal announced himself with a bang in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Mumbai batsman smashed 564 runs in six matches during the tournament, at an impressive average of 112.80 and a strike rate of 104.05. He had as many as three centuries and one fifty to his name.
Jaiswal is the youngest cricketer in the world to score a double century in List A cricket. The left-hander scored 203 runs off just 154 balls against Jharkhand, making everyone sit up and take notice.
The wunderkind had to go through a lot of hardships in his younger days, and his ability to fight against the odds makes him even more special. The 17-year-old has set his base price at INR 20 lakh, but he is almost certain to go for higher than that.