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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a talent showcase for young cricketers over the years, giving them the chance to compete against the best players in the world. To inspire aspiring cricketers to grow and strive to be the greatest of the best, the IPL has granted the “Emerging Player of the Season” award to the most promising up-and-coming star. Let’s have a look at the competitors who could win the Emerging Player of the Season award in IPL 2023.
|1. Ayush Badoni
|Lucknow Super Giants
|2. Tilak Varma
|3. Sai Sudharsan
|4. Dewald Brevis
|5. Yashasvi Jaiswal
Ayush Badoni is a young cricketer from Delhi who has gained a lot of attention for his performances on the pitch. At the big auction in 2022, the Lucknow Super Giants signed Badoni because they loved what they saw in him. The right-handed batsman participated in 16 IPL games and amassed 202 runs at a strike rate of 130.32, including an outstanding half-century against Gujarat Titans in the tournament’s fourth game. He also contributed two wickets in those matches with his off-spin ability. After showing flashes of brilliance in the 15th IPL season, Badoni was kept on by the team management for the following campaign. As a result, the Delhi native might light up the IPL 2023 with his heroics and make a good case for the famous prize.
On the domestic Indian circuit, Tilak Varma has always been a run bank. In the 15 seasons of the Indian Premier League, Tilak excelled. He held the inning together and shepherded it wonderfully. Furthermore, the Hyderabad-born batsman quickly switched gears to put the opposing bowlers under pressure with his magnificent stroke play. Tilak appeared in 14 games with the Mumbai Indians and scored 397 runs at a strike rate of 131.02. Because of his outstanding accomplishments, the Mumbai franchise kept him for the cash-rich league’s 2023 season. The teenager would like to bring his A-game to the next edition and make the showpiece event his own.
With his promising performances, Sai Sudharsan, a 21-year-old left-hander from Chennai, has aroused the curiosity of many. Sudharsan made his IPL debut for the Gujarat Titans in April 2022 and has since played five games, accumulating 145 runs at an average of 36.25. Sudharsan’s talent and promise in cricket have grabbed the curiosity of cricket experts and fans alike, making him a player to watch.
One of the most talented young cricketers from South Africa is Dewald Brevis. He has put up a performance of his spectacular stroke play and silenced strong bowling attacks. The Mumbai Indians left nothing to chance when it came to pursuing Brevis during the IPL 2022 auction, and they eventually signed him for INR 3 crore. The batsman from Johannesburg scored 161 runs at a strike rate of 142.48. In the inaugural season of SA20, Brevis again displayed excellent play, scoring 235 runs in 10 games with a strike rate of 117.50. Thus, it would not be unexpected if he put on a show with the bat during the 2023 IPL season.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is probably one of the country’s most gifted young hitters. The left-handed hitter has had a fantastic start to his IPL career, amassing 672 runs in 26 matches with a strike rate of 139.42 and an average of 25.85. The 21-year-old batter’s purpose has been his most notable feature. The teenager has impressed in his three IPL seasons so far and will want to improve on his results in the 2023 edition.
All you need to know about the Emerging Player Award
Following Emerging Player Award requirements must be met.
- He must have been born after April 1, 1995.
- He should have played no more than five tests.
- He should have played a lot less than 20 ODIs.
- He shouldn’t have taken part in more than 25 IPL games.
- An individual may only win the “emerging player” award once in his career.
In IPL 2008, Shreevats Goswami (RCB) won the award. He scored one half-century and also affected five dismissals to win the first-ever Emerging Player award of the IPL.
Umran Malik played in SRH team and won the Emerging Player award in IPL 2022.
Shreyas Iyer played his debut IPL season in IPL 2015 for Delhi Capitals and was conferred with the emerging player of the year award in in the same year.