The TATA IPL 2023 season is a year away from now on. But with the IPL media rights going for a hefty 48000 Crores, the focus has once again shifted to that league. For broadcasting each game, Star TV Network is now going to pay more than 100 Crore Indian Rupees to the BCCI. Now that’s a whopping, a jaw-dropping amount! But why is it so? Are Indian youngsters so talented and are we Indians avid followers of cricket? Yes, we are! And the tournament is growing by the minute. Some fresher players walk in every season and dominate the league. So, who are the top 5 players who can make a big mark next season in TATA IPL 2023? Here is an in-depth look:
1) N Tilak Varma will play for the Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL 2023:
N Tilak Varma played for the Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL 2022. He was the only batter who was very impressive in the initial stage of the tournament for the men in blue. Tilak was chosen as a left-handed all-rounder but they used him exclusively as a batter. Tilak was given the best of opportunities. He floated up the order at times to deal with the pressure situations.
With star players such as Quinton De Kock, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya walking away from the Mumbai Indians a big void was created in the team. But Tilak effectively filled the void with his presence. He dealt very well with the global stage of bowlers. He played pace very well. He wasn’t frightened by the express pace of bowlers such as Trent Boult and Navdeep Saini.
2) Rahul Tripathi will play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2023:
Rahul Tripathi finally got his dues cleared from the BCCI when the selection panel finally invited him for the national tour against Ireland. Rahul is a true star batter. He is a complete team man. Harbhajan Singh, the legendary Indian spinner, regards Rahul as one of the most hard-working and one of the purest souls that he has ever come across.
Tripathi played a crucial part in carrying the KKR team to the final in IPL 2021. He then emulated the performances in TATA IPL 2022 to help SRH remain in contention. He hasn’t had a very big breakthrough season and IPL 2023 can be that. Tripathi is a senior player for the Maharasthra domestic team. The MCA ground has a lot to offer for the spinners and this is exactly why Rahul’s game against spin is very well-developed.
He deals well with the short balls. He doesn’t rely on power but timing is his key. He averaged 37.55 at a strike rate of 158.88.
3) Prasidh Krishna:
Prasidh Krishna has become an integral part of the Indian team. He is one of the top picks when it comes to the ODI format but he has become a mainstay with the team. His opportunity to make a debut in red-ball cricket or T20I cricket is very nearby. He bowls quick, in fact super quick.
Prasidh clocks 145+kmph consistently. Krishna has made Virat Kohli, one of the greatest batters of all time, his bunny. Every time in a game of RR against Royal Challengers Bangalore, whenever Kohli was to be troubled, Sanju Samson threw the ball to Krishna. He nips the ball away from the right-hander and into the left-hander.
Keeping fitness is the key as Rajasthan Royals can easily replace Prasidh with Navdeep. Both the bowlers are almost the same but Prasidh is more of the “hit-the-deck” kind. Sanju Samson used Prasidh very well. When David Miller hit him for 3 sixes, his performance in the next game was elite. This incident speaks a lot about the character of Skiddy. He has a lot to offer in TATA IPL 2023
4) Jitesh Sharma:
Jitesh Sharma is a senior domestic player. Jitesh has been around the cricketing circuit since 2015. He was initially associated with the Mumbai Indians but this season he played for the Punjab Kings.
The Punjab Kings did not give him an ideal position but due to the collapses in the batting, Jitesh did get a decent number of opportunities to show what he got. Jitesh can be effectively used as a number 3 or number4 batter by any other team. The ideal place for him could be with the Lucknow Super Giants or with the Gujarat Titans, the teams that have an evident loophole in the top order.
Jitesh has a lot to offer with the bat and this is exactly what he showed this season. He scored 234 runs at a strike rate of 168.9. It will be great to see what exactly he has in store for us in the forthcoming season in TATA IPL 2023.
5) Dewald Brevis will play for the Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL 2023:
Baby ABD was no hype! Dewald Brevis is Baby ABD if we look closely. He times the ball to perfection just like him. Dewald Brevis played for the Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL 2022. He gave us a glimpse of his immense potential in the game against the Punjab Kings where he smacked, Rahul Chahar for 29 runs in one over. He hit him for 4 consecutive sixes.
Dewald batted at numbers 3 and 4 for the Mumbai Indians in the absence of Suryakumar Yadav and decently filled that void. Brevis will be an asset for the Mumbai Indians in the long run. He is young and has a lot of game time left. If he can have his head on his shoulder and can stay fit, he can go a very long way.
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