Indian Premier League has been a budding ground for youngsters to showcase their talent. Plyers such as Rohit Sharma,David Warner, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Jaspreet Bumbrah, Sanju Samson to name a few have come to the limelight because of their performance in IPL.

Then after they got selected in National team. Every year, there is an award given to the best youngster who gets the “emerging player of the year award”.

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Here, we bring to you the top 5 cricketers who would be in contention for the IPL 2021 emerging player of the year award for:

Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan is currently the number 1 ranked T20 player in the world. This England explosive batsman has been roped in by Kings XI Punjab for 1.5 crores. Dawid Malan can be given the role of opening for Kings XI Punjab.

Malan has been a part of other T20 leagues such as BBL, PSL, BPL etc. All eyes would be on him. If he plays good cricket and gets the emerging player of the year award for IPL 2021.


Jhye Richardson

Jhye Richardson has been purchased by Punjab Kings for a whopping 14 crore rupees. He was the star of the big bash league 2020-21 season. He picked up 29 wickets in 17 innings.  Jhye is tall and generates a lot of pace.

If he manages to replicate his BBL performance in IPL 2021, then he would be a sure-shot contender for the Emerging player of the year award.

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Shahrukh Khan

A name is in news recently. He is Shahrukh Khan. Well, we are not talking about the actor, but a new cricketer. Shahrukh Khan has impressed with his performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League in the 2018 and 2019 season.

The 25-year-old allrounder has been purchased by Punjab Kings for a hefty amount of 5.25 crore rupee. He could well become a sensation, if he manages to perform consistently for his franchise. A good performance in IPL 2021 can make him a strong contender for the IPL 2021 emerging player of the year award.


Kyle Jamieson

The 6.6 feet tall Kyle Jamieson was the second costliest IPL player in IPL 2021 auctions. He was brought by Virat Kohli lead Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise spent 15 crores to buy this New Zealand fast bowler.

Jamieson has been instrumental with his pace and bounce. He was admired by cricket pundits when he took the wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in his debut test. All eyes would be on how this quick bowler performs in IPL 2021. Let’s see if he wins the IPL 2021 emerging player of the year award.

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Riley Meredith

It seems Punjab Kings were in search of few quality overseas fast bowlers. They have added a new feather to their IPL 2021 squad with Riley Meredith. This Australian uncapped player was purchased by the franchise for a whopping 8 crore rupees.

Riley Meredith took 16 wickets in Big Bash Season 2020-21. If given a chance in the playing XI, he could well be a good contender for the IPL 2021 emerging player of the year award for.

Given below is the list of players who have won the emerging player of the year award for all IPL seasons till now:

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  • 2008: Shreevats Goswami (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • 2009: Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers)
  • 2010: Saurabh Tiwary (Mumbai Indians)
  • 2011: Iqbal Abdulla (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • 2012: Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab)
  • 2013: Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
  • 2014: Axar Patel (Kings XI Punjab)
  • 2015: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils)
  • 2016: Mustafizur Rahman (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • 2017: Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions)
  • 2018: Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
  • 2019: Shubhman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • 2020: Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)