IPLT20: Predicting top 5 contenders of the ‘Emerging Player of the Season Award’ in IPL 2021.
IPLT20: Every season the Indian Premier League (IPL) comes with a unique taste. Although all the buzz during the auctions is around the overseas million-dollar babies, however, the Indian youngsters take advantage of the perfect settings and come into the limelight with their power-packed performances.
The Indian Premier League was held with an objective to give the Indian youngsters a platform to showcase their skills and it is worth noticing that it has done extremely well.
Every year, a couple of young Indian talents step up and shine.
Till now in 13 seasons of the IPL, only once has the overseas player won the Emerging Player of the Season award. Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahaman in 2016 IPL bagged the award.
The cricketers have to scramble a lot to find a place in the playing11, but when they get one, they perform at their best and seal their spot for future games.
Requirements for the Emerging Player of the Season award:
He must be under 25 years of age, must have played 5 or fewer Tests or 20 or fewer ODIs, must have played less than 25 IPL games and cannot be a past recipient of the award.
In this article, we will take a look at top 5 contenders for the Emerging Player of the Season Award in the IPL 2021.
IPLT20: Predicting top 5 contenders of the ‘Emerging Player of the Season Award’ in IPL 2021:
Riyan Parag (Rajasthan Royals):
Parag made his IPL debut in 2019 and created a record of being the youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century in IPL. He was just 17 years and 175 days when he achieved this feat, the previous best was held jointly by Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson (18 years and 169 days).
The cricketer came into the limelight when he took his team to victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2019 in a thrilling clash.
Riyan Parag is quite handy with the bat and is a part-time leggie. He is someone who can hit from ball one.
If he manages to contribute towards his team’s success consistently, he can be the front-runner for the award.