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Young guns to watch out in the IPL mega auction

Yash Dhull, Six Sports

The Boys in Blue scripted history to win the 5th ICC U-19 WC in West Indies. The Yash Dhull led side thrashed their English counterparts to assert complete dominance in the summit clash. Despite lack of preparation, the players proved their talent on the big stage as they now eye to reach greater heights in their pursuit of excellence.

February 12 and 13 will witness the biggest auction of the world’s toughest T20 league in Bengaluru. Fans are geared up to know which player will find his place in which side amongst the 10 franchises in the 15th edition of IPL. Overall 590 cricketers will go under the hammer out of which there are 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players.

T20 since its inception is regarded as a format for the young blood. Hence domestic uncapped players are pivotal in a mighty squad. No doubt, the newly crowned champion colts will create intense bidding wars in the auction room.

Captain Yash Dhull, Harnoor Singh, Aneeshwar Gautam, Raj Angad Bawa, Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vasu Vats, and Vicky Ostwal will be up for bidding on February 12-13.

Let’s take a glance at a few of these players who might soon be India’s next-gen T20 superstars

Yash Dhull

Dhull now is part of an elite list that comprises Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli and Prithvi Shaw to have led the team to victory in the WC. Last year, he also won the Asia Cup in UAE, proving his capabilities as a leader. His sensational ton in the WC semifinals received praises from several cricket icons.

Young guns to watch out in the IPL mega auction, Six Sports

Definitely, Dhull is a player in the making who is set to bring many more laurels with his bat on the cricket field. He was also the highest run-scorer in the last season of the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. A cricketer who can soak pressure to play with a focused mindset, the champion has a long way to go.

Harnoor Singh

Harnoor Singh is another brilliant batter who has consistently scored big knocks whenever the team has been in a crisis. The highest run-getter of the Asia Cup in UAE, Singh is an expert in converting starts to match-winning performances.

Young guns to watch out in the IPL mega auction, Six Sports

In the last U-19 Challengers Cup, the youngster scored 418 runs in 4 innings with 4 tons to his name. Franchises will surely aim to have a cricketer like Singh to groom for their future.

Raj Bawa

Bawa is a dynamic southpaw whose power-hitting skills make him a perfect player in the white-ball format. His 162 against Uganda broke Shikhar Dhawan‘s record of the highest individual score in an innings by an Indian in U-19 WC. Bawa is also a left-arm medium-pacer who can chip to bowl whenever the skipper needs him in the attack.

Rajvardhan Hangargekar

A player who can hit the 140+ kmph mark with the ball and can rattle the opposition with the big hist with the willow – Hangargekar is the perfect package for any team. The Maharastra all-rounder is a threat in the death overs as his power strokes can change the fortunes of his team by the innings break.

Young guns to watch out in the IPL mega auction, Six Sports

Besides all of these, Hangargekar can even play the helicopter shot – the iconic stroke of the world’s best finisher MS Dhoni. The player has such potential that veteran spinner R Ashwin has predicted him to be the most sought-after layer in the mega auction.

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