Updated: 14 April 2022
IPL 2022: 5 Debutants Who Are Performing Well In The Tournament. It’s been more than 2 weeks since the start of the IPL 2022. All the teams are burning their midnight oil to get an early momentum before the IPL 2022 playoff stage kicks in. Every team has played at least 4 matches till now. Barring CSK and Mumbai Indians, almost all other teams have performed in one game or the other. This IPL 2022 mega auction saw the inclusion of a lot of young blood in this cash-rich tournament. Some of these IPL 2022 debutants have risen to the occasion and have showcased their exceptional talent. Let us have a look at 5 IPL 2022 debutants who are performing well in the tournament:
AYUSH BADONI (Lucknow Super Giants)
The 22-year-old Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batsman Ayush Badoni has impressed one and all with his excellent batting skills in the IPL 2022 first few matches. The franchise owners have shown a lot of faith in him and have promoted him above Krunal Pandya. In his first IPL 2022 match against Gujrat Titans, he scored 54 runs in just 41 balls. In 5 games so far, Badoni has accumulated 107 runs at a very good strike rate of 148.61.
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TILAK VARMA (Mumbai Indians)
Tilak Varma is one of the most talked-about players in this IPL 2022. The prolific batsmen playing for Mumbai have shown determination and have a wide array of shots. He has scored 121 runs in 4 innings, including one score of 61 in just 33 balls against Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians would want him to continue his good form and bail the team out in crunch situations.
AKASH DEEP ( Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Akash Deep, the young pacer from Bengal, has provided much-needed firepower in the RCB bowling attack squad. He impressed everyone with his excellent pace, followed by good line length, and picked three wickets against KKR in their second match. He has consistently touched 140 kmph speed and generates a good pace and bounce. Akash Deep can be a good investment in the future for RCB in crunch games.
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JITESH SHARMA (Punjab Kings)
Jitesh Sharma, the young player from Vidharba, has looked good in his debut season playing for Punjab Kings. In his debut game against CSK, he scored a quickfire 26 runs in 17 balls and also took 2 catches, one among them was the priced wicket of Ms. Dhoni. In the next match against Gujrat, he carried his form, scoring 23 runs in 11 deliveries. Everyone is very impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and aggressive batting.
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BHANUKA RAJAPAKSA (Punjab Kings)
The Sri-Lankan wicket-keeper batsman has risen to the occasion in his debut IPL 2022, paying for Punjab Kings. He is among the most successful batsman for PKBS in IPL 2022, scoring 83 runs in 3 innings at an astonishing strike rate of 230.56. He scored a quick-fire 43 of just 22 balls in the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and followed it with another blistering inning of 31 runs in just 9 balls. Given the value he brings to the side, he can be one of the best debutants in IPL 2022.