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Top 5 Youngest Player in IPL of All Time

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The IPL, widely regarded as the most popular and fantastic limited T20 competition in the world, is a game full of outstanding performances and players. Legendary cricketers as well as newcomers to the game compete in this league to show off their skills to the rest of the globe. Many players have excelled throughout the 13-year history of the IPL and became the backbone of the national squad. The IPL is also an opportunity for new players to demonstrate their talent and energy to the rest of the globe. Here is a list of the top five youngest player in IPL of all time.

List of top 5 youngest player in IPL

S.NName of Youngest player in IPLAge (at the time of debut)
1Prayas Ray Barman16 years and 152 days
2Mujeeb Ur Rahman17 years 11 days
3Riyan Parag17 years and 152 days
4Sarfaraz Khan17 years and 177 days
5Abhishek Sharma17 years and 251 days

Prayas Ray Barman

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Prayas Ray Barman, who is playing for RCB in the 2019 IPL season, made history by being the youngest player in IPL to make his IPL debut. He made his RCB debut at the age of 16 years and 152 days. He made his one and only appearance in the playing eleven against SRH, and his bowling session cost the team dearly. Prayas was dismissed for 56 runs in four overs. After the season, he was released by the team and has remained unsold in recent auctions.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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Mujeeb ur Rahman was one of the players that received the highest bids at the 2018 auction. He made history as the first player born in the twenty-first century to play professionally, as well as the youngest player in history to take five wickets in an ODI match. Mujeeb was purchased by KXIP and had a fantastic first season, taking 14 wickets in 11 games. It was only 11 days after his 17th birthday that he played his maiden IPL match. KXIP has kept this fantastic player in their team for the 2021 season, therefore let’s hope he puts up a strong showing. He is one of the youngest player in IPL to play.

Youngest player in IPL: Riyan Parag

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Riyan Prayag is a member of the RR IPL squad and made his IPL debut in the 2019 season at the age of 17 years and 152 days. Despite playing a key role in the U-18 team that won the World Cup, he went undetected in the auctions and was signed by the RR squad for the basic fee of 20 lakhs. Riyan became the youngest player in IPL history to make a half-century after being given a chance in the playing eleven. This guy is regarded as a future Indian national team prospect due to his aggressive playing style and occasional bowling abilities.

Youngest player in IPL: Sarfaraz Khan

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Sarfaraz Khan, who is well-known for his talent and outstanding performances in domestic cricket, is seen as a potential member of the Indian national squad. He is also the fourth-youngest player in the history of the IPL. When he was only 17 years and 177 days old, he made his IPL debut for the franchise RCB in the year 2015. Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 46 runs off 27 balls, outplaying both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. He was later sold to KXIP following the 2017 IPL season. Fans and selectors are looking forward to seeing this 23-year-old, great player perform well and help the squad.

Youngest player in IPL: Abhishek Sharma

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Abhishek Sharma is among the most newer players in the IPL’s history. At the age of 17 years and 251 days, he started his debut match against RCB. Abhishek was a member of the Indian U-18 team that won the World Cup and was purchased by DD for 55 lakhs. Abhishek played his first IPL match against RCB and scored 46 runs off 19 deliveries. SRH later purchased this player. 

Emerging Player of the Year

The “Under-23 Success of the Tournament” award was given in 2008 for the “best under-19 player” and in 2009 and 2010 for the “best under-23 player.” The award was named as “Rising Star of the Year” in 2011 and 2012, and “Best Young Player of the Season” in 2013. The award has been known as the Emerging Player of the Year since 2014.

Bangladeshi bowler Mustafizur Rahman was the only foreign player to win the award so far, in the 2016 season.

Winners list of IPL Emerging Player of the Year Award

S.NYearNameTeam
12008Shreevats GoswamiRCB
22009Rohit SharmaDC
32010Saurabh TiwaryMI
42011Iqbal AbdullaKKR
52012Mandeep SinghPBKS
62013Sanju SamsonRR
72014Axar PatelPBKS
82015Shreyas IyerDC
92016Mustafizur RahmanSRH
102017Basil ThampiGL
112018Rishabh PantDC
122019Shubman GillKKR
132020Devdutt PadikkalRCB

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