Indian Premier League 2024
IPL 2024: 5 Uncapped Indian Players

IPL 2024: 5 Uncapped Indian Players To Watch Out For. The 17th season of the Indian Premier League will begin on March 22nd, 2024. The IPL has released the schedule for the first 21 matches. They’ll happen over 17 days at 10 venues in India, starting on March 22 and ending on April 7. In the first phase of IPL 2024, there will be four double-headers. The schedule for the rest of the IPL 2024 matches will be announced once the dates for India’s general elections are confirmed. The opening match will feature the defending champions CSK against RCB, one of the most popular teams in the IPL.

The IPL 2024 auction, conducted in Dubai on December 19, saw the purchase of 72 players, with a total spending of Rs 230 crore. Many of these players are anticipated to debut in the IPL for the first time. IPL 2024 witnessed some talented yet uncapped Indian players securing lucrative deals. The IPL has often served as a platform for emerging talent to showcase their skills on a big stage, and the upcoming season will be no exception. Let’s explore the top 5 uncapped players who could become key players in IPL 2024 and fans should keep an eye on them.

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IPL 2024: 5 Uncapped Indian Players To Watch For In

Sameer Rizvi – Chennai Super Kings

When the Chennai Super Kings show interest in a player, it’s because they believe that the player can contribute in a specific and valuable way. Sameer Rizvi, often compared to the likes of Suresh Raina, stands out as one of the uncapped Indian players to watch closely in IPL 2024. After engaging in a competitive bidding process, CSK successfully secured Rizvi for a substantial 8.4 crore.

In the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he showcased his talent by scoring 277 runs in just seven matches, boasting an impressive average of 69.25 and a strike rate of 139.89. Primarily batting at number four, CSK sees him as a player who can not only perform well in 2024 but also make a significant impact for years to come.

Kumar Kushagra – Delhi Capitals

The Delhi Capitals’ decision to spend 7.2 crore on 19-year-old Kumar Kushagra might have raised eyebrows. After all, Kushagra’s T20 batting statistics, with only 11 matches played, don’t particularly stand out (140 runs at an average of 15.55 and a strike rate of 117.64). Kushagra’s immense potential and his impressive performances in First-Class cricket (1,185 runs at an average of 40.86) and List-A cricket (700 runs at an average of 46.66 and a strike rate of 89.05) drove the intense bidding.

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One innings that showcased his talent was his quickfire 67 off 37 balls for Jharkhand against Maharashtra in a successful chase of 355 runs. He smashed four fours and five sixes during this innings, securing a remarkable victory for his team.

Shubham Dubey – Rajasthan Royals

Shubham Dubey showcased his remarkable finishing skills during the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy competition. In one memorable match, he scored an unbeaten 58 runs off just 20 balls, leading Vidarbha to a successful chase of 213 against Bengal. His innings comprised three fours and six sixes.

Throughout the tournament, Dubey amassed a total of 221 runs at an impressive average of 73.66 and a striking rate of 187.28. Given the struggles the Royals faced in the finishing department in 2023, it’s understandable why they were willing to spend 5.80 crore to secure his services.

Shahrukh Khan – Gujarat Titans

Shahrukh Khan, who was let go by the Punjab Kings, was picked up by the Gujarat Titans. The champions of 2022, for a price of 7.4 crore. Khan’s proficiency in finishing matches is his standout quality, and it will be intriguing to see how he performs with his current strike rate of 134.81 in 33 IPL matches.

Shahrukh did not have a standout performance in the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, managing just 45 runs in five innings at a strike rate below 100. However, the grand stage of the IPL, coupled with a franchise that has performed well in its first two seasons, could bring out the best in him.

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Kartik Tyagi – Gujarat Titans

Talented fast bowler Karthik Tyagi has the opportunity to solidify his position in an IPL team under the guidance of Ashish Nehra and others. Tyagi has shown promise in the tournament previously, particularly in the 2021 edition where his yorkers stood out.

Undoubtedly motivated, he aims to deliver stellar performances, particularly during the crucial death overs, where he could potentially earn higher accolades in the future. Also, the Titans managed to acquire Tyagi for just INR 60 lakh in the auction, and they could receive significant value for their investment if the bowler delivers performances up to his potential.