The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31, and in addition to numerous well-known international players, various franchises have also acquired fresh talents who are eager to showcase their abilities at the highest level and establish their reputations in the forthcoming IPL season.
Some Indian domestic cricket tournaments have recently come to an end, and spectators were treated to some astonishing performances by several Indian players who have yet to represent their country. These players may soon have the opportunity to make their debut in the national team.
1. Mukesh Kumar
Mukesh Kumar, who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket and has been in exceptional form for India A of late, entered the IPL 2023 auction with a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Delhi Capitals acquired the fast bowler for an impressive Rs 5.5 crore, and he could be one of the key players for the team in the upcoming season of IPL.
2. Narayan Jagadeesan
Narayan Jagadeesan did not have a satisfactory IPL 2022 season as he received only a few chances to play. Consequently, he was released by Chennai Super Kings before the IPL 2023 auctions. However, the 26-year-old batsman from Tamil Nadu exhibited exceptional form in the 2022 domestic cricket season, particularly his impressive 277 off 147 deliveries against Arunachal Pradesh in the 2022-23 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) purchased him for Rs 90 lakhs, and he is regarded as a significant asset to their batting lineup.
3. Vivrant Sharma
Vivrant, who made his domestic debut for Jammu and Kashmir in 2021, has garnered considerable recognition for his dynamic approach to batting. He has had a remarkable 2021-22 domestic season, scoring 395 first-class runs at an average of 56.42. Sunrisers Hyderabad invested Rs 2.6 crore to secure the services of this left-handed batsman in the IPL 2023 auction. It will be interesting to see how frequently he gets an opportunity to play in the forthcoming IPL season.
4. Mayank Dagar
Sunrisers Hyderabad selected Mayank Dagar for Rs 1.8 crore in the IPL 2023 auction. Although he spent one season with Punjab Kings (previously known as Kings XI Punjab), he did not play any matches. As a left-arm orthodox spinner, Dagar can be a vital component of SRH’s squad in the upcoming season.