The Indian Premier League, which is run by BCCI, has become one of the most popular platforms for young people who want to play for their country.
The event was first held in 2008, and as of this writing, BCCI has never missed a season. BCCI was able to successfully host the event behind closed doors during the COVID-19 outbreak (partial matches in UAE).
In the past 13 years of the IPL, several players have excelled and grown into the heart of their country’s team. The IPL offers young players a chance to demonstrate their talent and energy to the globe.
On the basis of their age, these are the top 5 young players that have participated in the IPL.
#5 Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma is among the youngest players to ever play in the Indian Premier League. At the age of 17 years and 251 days, he took the field for his debut game against RCB. Abhishek was purchased by DD for a cost of 55 lakhs and was a member of the Indian U-18 team that won the WC. In his IPL debut, Abhishek crushed RCB, smashing 46 runs off just 19 deliveries. Later, SRH purchased this player. Shakib Al Hassan’s absence from the team as a result of his suspension gives Abhishek Sharma a fantastic chance to shine for the club.
#4 Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan is regarded as one of the Indian national team’s future players because of his extraordinary talent and play in domestic cricket. Additionally, he is the fourth-youngest player in IPL history. This young player made his IPL debut for the RCB in 2015, at the age of 17 years and 177 days in RCB. Sarfaraz outplayed AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli with an incredible inning of 46 runs off in just 27 balls. Later, following the 2017 IPL season, he was sold to KXIP. The squad needs this excellent cricketer, who is 22 years old, to play effectively and work marvels for it.
#3 Riyan Prayag
In the 2019 season, Riyan Prayag, who plays for the RR team in the IPL, made his IPL debut at the age of 17 years and 152 days. He was a key member of the U-18 team that won the World Cup, but he went overlooked in the auctions and ended up joining the RR squad for the base fee of 20 lakhs. Riyan became the IPL’s youngest player to reach 50 points when given a chance in the starting lineup. This player is regarded as a future Indian national team prospect due to his playing style and occasional bowling abilities.
#2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
One of the athletes that received the most thrilling bids at the 2018 auction was Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The cricketing world took notice of him as the first player born in the twenty-first century to play the sport and the youngest player ever to capture five wickets in an ODI match. After being acquired by KXIP, Mujeeb had an outstanding debut season, taking 14 wickets in just 11 games. Just 11 days after turning 17 years old, he played in his debut IPL game. This excellent player has been kept on by KXIP for the 2020 season. Although Mujeeb ur Rahman remained unsold in IPL 2022 mega auction.
#1 Prayas Ray Barman
The Indian cricketer, who was born in West Bengal, is still the youngest player to ever make their IPL debut. At the age of barely 16 years and 157 days, Prayas Ray Barman made his IPL debut in 2019 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against SRH.
He was purchased for 1.5 crores by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction. In the lone game Prayas Ray Barman participated in during the season, he scored 19 runs. He bowled 4 overs as a Legbreaker and gave up 56 runs without taking a wicket.
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