Titas Paul

The countdown has already begun with just twenty days away for the first ball to be bowled in the IPL this year. All the franchises have reached the UAE to take part in this mega event. IPL is not only just a Cricket tournament, it’s an amalgamation of  passion,emotion,Bollywood and of course Cricket. Among fans, the two months of IPL come as a refreshment to the day to day life. For the cricketers, the importance of IPL is paramount. A good season of IPL can make a player eligible for national team selection. For many talented players across the world,especially in India, IPL is the right platform to showcase their worth, their potential to the millions and millions of people who watch the game especially to those men who matter most the national selectors.

Most numbers of players in the current Indian team have emerged in the Indian team scenario by the virtue of a strong performance in the IPL. From Jasprit Bumrah to Hardik Pandya, From Shreyas Iyer to Yuzvendra Chahal the list is countless. In today’s Indian team the competition for a place is enormous. For every position, there exists of a minimum three to four players who can replace the current India players.From that point of view, current IPL is going to be crucial for few players who are in the fray to cement their place in the India team for the limited-overs format.

Here, in this article,we talk about the  5 players for whom this edition of IPL is going to be extremely crucial –

Subhman Gill (KKR)

Subhman Gill after scoring a half century in the last IPL

The fazilka born 20-year-old stylish batter is in the limelight ever since the 2018 U-19 World Cup, in which Gill was adjudged the man of the tournament for its outstanding batting display. By the backing of his performance in the U-19 level, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Subhman Gill for a whooping 1.8 Crore in the 2018 IPL auction. Though KKR team management failed to utilized Gill’s talent properly in 2018 edition, Gill was selected in the Indian odi team for the New Zealand tour just before the World Cup 2019 for his excellent performance in the domestic circuit for Punjab and India A team. 

Though Gill could not score big and subsequently dropped from the India team, he is regarded as the next big thing in Indian cricket. Just last year Gill won the prestigious “Emerging Player of the Tournament” in IPL, having scored 296 runs in 14 matches. This year could see the dominance and real class of Subhman Gill as for the first time he is getting an opportunity to bat higher in the order probably in the opening slot from the beginning of the tournament. A fantastic IPL 2020 of the Punjab lad will not only please KKR team management but would also open the door for him in the Indian T20 and ODI side.

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