Over the years, one of the finest contributions of the IPL has been producing a fine array of talents that ultimately make it to the national level.
This season too, we saw some mind-blowing performances from lads who were utterly inexperienced and yet impressed one and all putting their best skills on display.
Whether it were examples of great fast bowling during the death overs or repairing a broken scoreboard in the middle of an inning or instances of flawless hitting when one least expected, the youngsters in IPL 2022 did all of that.
So which players deserve to be considered in the IPL 2022 Uncapped Eleven? Let’s find out.
1. Rahul Tripathi
Season after season one wondered when might Rahul Tripathi get a call up in the national side, something which is yet to happen for the right-hander.
That’s despite scoring no fewer than 413 runs in IPL 2022 from just 14 games.
How do you deal with a situation where you still get overlooked from a T20 squad despite boasting a strike rate touching 160?
On his part, Tripathi did pretty much all he could to warrant a call in the Indian team. He hit 3 fifties for the Sunrisers, earned rich praise from the likes of Brian Lara and Dale Steyn, impressed onlookers as well as commentators and flayed the best bowlers of the IPL.
Though he’s 31, which isn’t that old for an Indian cricketer to make it to the national set-up, there’s still a hint of fear that Tripathi may lose the morale if the selectors continue to overlook him.
May things turn right for the batter who did no wrong in this IPL season.