IPL 2020: 5 young Indian bowlers to watch out for
Here's listing five young Indian bowlers who are expected to do well in IPL 2020:
Ravi Bishnoi had the cricket world sit up and take notice when he finished as the top wicket-taker in the ICC under 19 World Cup 2020 with 17 scalps from six matches at an average of 10.64 and a strike rate of 18.3. He picked up the best of 4/5 and bowled at an economy of 3.48.
Kings XI Punjab do have Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Murugan Ashwin in their ranks but with the talent that the wrist spinner possesses, he is expected to get at least a few games for the franchise.
If Ravi Bishnoi was India's top wicket-taker in the spin department, Kartik Tyagi led the Indian pace bowling attack in the under 19 World Cup with 11 wickets from six matches. Tyagi picked up the best of 4/24 in the tournament and bowled at an average of 13.90. He has been picked up by Rajasthan Royals.
Tyagi not only has the ability to bowl fast and with control but can also swing the ball both ways. To add to that, he bowls an on-point yorker which will come in handy for Rajasthan Royals at the death. If Tyagi can get going in the competition, he can complement Jofra Archer as Rajasthan's death bowler and can also take the new ball.
Among all uncapped Indian quicks, Ishan Porel is perhaps the most exciting at the moment. Porel has had his fair share of injuries but is in good shape at the the moment. He is coming on the back of a brilliant domestic season where he was almost unplayable at times.
Porel, who first came to the limelight with his performances in under 19 cricket, has worked off his back to increase his pace and can now be categorised as a genuine fast bowler. He will form a lethal combination with Mohammed Shami for Kings XI Punjab.
R Sai Kishore
Like Chennai Super Kings picked up Ravichandran Ashwin and made him into a star, R Sai Kishore is a bowler in a similar mould. Kishore does not have much mystery about his orthodox left-arm spin but has the ability to keep the batsmen on a leash, exactly the type of bowlers that CSK skipper MS Dhoni loves.
In the last Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kishore picked up 20 wickets for Tamil Nadu at a brilliant economy of 4.63 and was difficult to get away. In the absence of Harbhajan Singh, Kishore is a good option to complement Indian spinners Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja and Kran Sharma.
It has been more than two years now that the Indian fans have been waiting to see Kamlesh Nagarkoti in the IPL. He was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders after his brilliant performances in the 2018 under 19 World Cup but has not been able to display his ability due to injuries.
A sensation in the field, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik feels that the youngster can be an important bowler for the team this season. Nagarkoti has the ability to bowl upwards of 150 kph and will be a good foil for Pat Cummins.
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