The TATA IPL 2023 season will get underway in a while. The teams have kept a few gems with them. These gems are players who have the ability to flip the game in a matter of a few overs. But these hidden gems in cricketing terms are called “underrated players” or “underdogs.” We have seen players like Swapnil Asnodkar win the tournament for the Rajasthan Royals, and we have also seen Siddharth Trivedi do exceptionally well in the IPL. The likes of Mohit Sharma impressed CSK in 2014 and 2015 too. In short, there are many players who do not get the credit that they deserve. Here is a look at 3 such underrated players in TATA IPL 2023: 

Venkatesh Iyer is Playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in TATA IPL 2023: 


Venkatesh Iyer was a sensation in IPL 2021. He was so good that he was immediately promoted to the Indian national team. In the Sri Lanka tour of India 2021 and the West Indies Tour of India 2021, he was great. He was cited to be the replacement for Hardik Pandya. But with a small drop in form in IPL 2022 and with the rise of a monster named, “Hardik Pandya”, his chances have been marred. Venky has been doing decently well for Madhya Pradesh at the domestic level.  

Rajat Patidar is Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in TATA IPL 2023: 

Rajat Patidar is an unstoppable force when he gets going. We got a glimpse of his potential in TATA IPL 2022, in the qualifier against the Lucknow Super Giants. He ensured that he singlehandedly won the game for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rajat is still uncapped but he has been traveling with the national team for quite some time.  

He has been grilled in the IPL as well as in the domestic circuit. He was an integral part of the Ranji Trophy team that won the Trophy in 2022. Patidar was one of the members of the leadership group. Rajat is just about to break the door of the national team, he just needs one good IPL season. 


Tristan Stubbs is Playing For Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL: 

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Tristan Stubbs is going to play for the Mumbai Indians in TATA IPL 2023, he will play a key role. The reason his name is on this list is the fact that he was the highest-bid player in the SA20 league. This shows that the franchise and the scouts trust him and his abilities. He can hit the ball a mile. He has the ability. In his debut innings for South Africa itself, he showed his might. The Mumbai Indians scouting program has found this gem and has gifted him to South African cricket. He has a strike rate of 155 in the domestic South African league.  

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