Indian Premier League (IPL) is a platform that has served as a springboard for aspiring cricketers since its inception. But over time, players who have worked hard in the National Tour have used this platform to develop their skills and enter the Indian dressing room.
While some lucky ones have had the chance to don the Indian jersey, there are many who still dream of posing with at least once. Let’s take a look at those uncapped players who performed best with the bat in the previous season that took place in the UAE: –
Devdutt Padikkal – 473 Tracks
The Karnataka cricketer has made a sensational debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring 473 points in IPL 2020 to set the record for most points scored by an uncapped player in a first IPL season.
Nitish Rana – 352 tracks
Kolkata Knight Riders star drummer Nitish Rana was in great shape the previous season with 352 points in 14 with an average of 25.14. Notably, he has racked up over 300 races in each of the past four IPL seasons. So far, he has played 60 games in the cash-rich league and has 1,437 races to his name, averaging 28.17. His strike rate was 135.56.
Rahul Tewatia – 255 tracks
The all-rounder of the Rajasthan Royals left a positive impact with his winning performances scoring 255 points in 14 matches, at a strike rate of 139.34 in IPL 2020. As a result, Tewatia received a first invite to India for the recent – T20I series of 5 matches against England which India won 3-2. Although he hasn’t had the chance to make his international debut, he will be eager to start from scratch in the next Indian Premier League season.
Rahul Tripathi – 230 tracks
Another KKR player on the roster who not only wowed fans but also franchise co-owner Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who didn’t hesitate to cheer on the uncapped drummer in one of the league. Rahul scored 231 points in 11 games on an average of 23, including a score of over 50. He broke a total of 10 sixes and 21 limits in the tournament.
Ruturaj Gaikwad – 204 tracks
The Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, had a disappointing season in 2020 as they finished 7th in the points table and failed to advance to the playoffs for the first time in the season. history of IPL. However, the franchise discovered a new talent in Ruturaj, who missed the first leg of the tournament after testing positive for Covid-19. Once recovered, he represented CSK in 6 matches and scored 204 points, 4 points more than captain MS Dhoni, with a strike rate of 120.71.