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IPL 2022 – 3 Players who are front runners to win the emerging players award

The Indian Premier League has provided Indian cricket with raw talent to refine over the years. Year after year, the IPL, thankfully, transforms into a boot camp for producing the best of the greatest talent from all around the world. The game’s youngest batters and bowlers compete against the game’s most seasoned players.

The audience is drawn in by the give-and-take connection between these players. Playing at this level teaches the uncapped rogue how to accept responsibility. These young guns enter the field with large shoes to fill at the age of 22 or less.

To be eligible for the “Emerging Player” award in IPL 2022, a player must meet all four criteria: he must be born after April 1, 1996; he must have played five or fewer Test matches or 20 or fewer ODIs; he must have played in 25 or fewer IPL matches (at the start of the season), and he must not have previously won the Emerging Player award.

Let’s take a look at the 3 Players who are front runners to win the emerging player award.

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Number 1. Tilak Varma

 

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Tilak Varma’s maiden season in the IPL has to be one of the nicest things that have happened to him. The Mumbai Indians discovered the 19-year-old once more. While the team experienced its worst season in franchise history, Varma impressed everyone.

Varma is from Hyderabad and bats from a left-handed tall stance. Tilak has received praise from all corners for his hitting this season. While the most of MI hitters failed, Varma continued to bat higher in the order and anchor the innings for MI in the middle overs.

In total, Tilak scored 397 runs in 14 matches this season. He has a strike rate of 131.02 and an average of 36.09. He is a strong contender for the Emerging Player award, despite the fact that this is his rookie season.

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Number 2. Umran Malik

 

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This fast bowling phenom from Jammu and Kashmir has sparked interest throughout the competition. Umran Malik, 22, has frequently recorded above 150 kmph for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even the finest hitters couldn’t stand up to his thunderbolts.

Malik earned his first national call-up after being included in India’s 18-man team for five T20 internationals against South Africa. Umran may require assistance in honing his line and length. However, in terms of pace, he seemed to be good for SRH and now India.

With 22 wickets in 14 matches this season, he is a strong candidate for Emerging Player of the Year. Although his economy stays as high as nine, his pace has frightened the batters. His national call-up may also boost his confidence.

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Number 3. Arshdeep Singh

 

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Arshdeep Singh is another kid who has bowled consistently well over the last two years. This season, he has been the most economical bowler for the Punjab Kings. Singh’s tenacity has also earned him his first national call.

Furthermore, the left-arm pacer has been included to the 18-man squad for the five-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. Arshdeep, 23, is from Punjab and was one of the retainers made by PBKS ahead of this year’s blockbuster auction. He was also a member of the Indian U19 World Cup-winning squad in 2018.

He’s taken 10 scalps in 14 games this season. While he was more effective at helping wickets, his economy rate of 7.7 is very respectable. Singh has emerged as a solid fielder who secures the hotspots on the field in addition to his bowling. He also deserves to be named Emerging Player of the Year.