IPL 2018: The debutants XI
Time and again, we analyze the best eleven on the subject of statistics, age, stature, playing conditions, opposition, country, etc. But very seldom, the fresh cricketers fall to one's lot and get involved in the check over. Here is a look at the 11 of those players who are yet to start-off their IPL careers.
The foreign players have been selected on the basis of their overall record in the shortest format whereas the domestic contenders on the back of their recent Twenty20 form, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2017/18 being fresh off the fire T20 tournament to have taken place. A couple of immensely talented Under-19 World Cup sensations make it to the list as well, despite having not played competitive T20 cricket.
#1 Evin Lewis (Batsman)
Born in Trinidad, the mighty left-hander is not too much different from his idol Chris Gayle, who likes to tear apart the opposition bowling-attack right from the word go. In fact, Evin Lewis got lucky enough to open alongside "Universe boss" in the Caribbean Premier League, only to make him play the second-fiddle in his 97-run knock off just 32 deliveries.
The thumb rule to find an IPL contract is to perform against India, which was followed perfectly by the 26-year-old, scoring two T20I hundreds against the Blues in Florida and Sabina Park. Mumbai Indians took the note and roped him in for ₹ 3.8 crores.
T20 Career Performance: