The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the forthcoming edition of the biggest T20 spectacle is just around the corner. Each year, the world witnesses some of the most exciting cricketing talents around the globe as they get the platform to showcase their skills in one of the most watched sporting event and rub their shoulders with the best of the world. This year too, a few of such cricketers will definitely grab the attention of the crowds but before that, various franchises and talent scouts will have their eyes at the auctions where they would look to include some of the talented domestic youngsters and build a strong side.
Here is a list of three young uncapped Indian stars who can earn big money in the IPL 2021 auctions after a successful completion of India's domestic T20 tournament - Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
1. Mohammed Azharuddeen
[caption id="attachment_196" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Picture Credit: BCCI[/caption]
Kerala opener Mohammed Azharuddeen grabbed all the limelight when he scored 137 runs off just 54 balls against Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. With an average of over 53 in the tournament and an impressive strike rate of 194 in a tournament not long before IPL auctions, the 26-year-old will most likely get good bids from the franchises in need of domestic talents.
2. Prerak Mankad
Prerak Mankad represents a rare entity in the Indian cricketing circuit- a fast bowling all-rounder. Given the skill set that the 26-year-old possesses and after an impressive run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament - where he scored 205 runs at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 181 apart from taking 6 wickets - he is one of the domestic face who could earn big this IPL Auction.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
In 7 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali competition, Shah Rukh Khan got an opportunity to bat just thrice. However, he has done no harm to his reputation as a hard hitting batsmen in those limited chances, scoring 70 runs in the tournament at a whopping strike rate of 212. With several teams eyeing a finisher in their ranks, the 27-year-old could be a useful addition to their teams and should attract decent bids from the IPL franchises.