IPL 2023 – The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a platform for many T20 stars to display their skills and make a name for themselves in the cricket world. Some players have made remarkable debuts in the league, such as Ben Stokes, who made his debut in 2017 and took the tournament by storm with his exceptional performances. As the 16th edition of the IPL approaches, we take a look at the five players who will be making their IPL debut this season.
Harry Brook is an English batsman who is known for his aggressive stroke play. In 99 T20 games, he has scored 2432 runs at an exceptional strike rate of 148.38. Brook has also played in 20 T20Is, scoring 372 runs at a strike rate of 137.77. Sunrisers Hyderabad picked him up for INR 13.25 crore, making him one of the most expensive players in the IPL 2023 auction. The 23-year-old will be eager to make his mark in his first IPL season.
Joshua Little is a left-arm pacer from Ireland who has been making waves on the international circuit with his bowling prowess. In 26 T20Is, he has taken 39 wickets at an economy rate of 7.58. Little was also impressive in the T20 World Cup 2022, where he took 11 wickets in seven games at an economy rate of 7.00. Gujarat Titans picked him up for his IPL debut, and the Irish speedster will be looking to use the platform to further his career.
Tim David is a Singaporean batsman who has been making headlines in the Australian T20 circuit. In 53 T20 games, he has scored 1206 runs at a strike rate of 141.54. The Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him up for INR 4 crore, and the 25-year-old will be eager to make his mark in his first IPL season.
Sikander Raza is a talented all-rounder from Zimbabwe who has already made a name for himself in T20 franchise competitions. In 160 T20 games, he has scored 3123 runs and taken 83 wickets at an average of 7.31. Raza’s exceptional performances in the T20 World Cup 2022 earned him a place in the Punjab Kings for IPL 2023, where he was acquired for INR 50 lakhs. The 36-year-old fighter is determined to showcase his skills at the top level of the game.
Mukesh Kumar is an Indian pacer who has been dominating the domestic circuit for some time. With 134 wickets at an average of 21.23 in 35 games, Mukesh has also impressed in the T20 format with an economy rate of 7.20 in 23 games. The Delhi Capitals picked him up for a whopping INR 5.5 crore at the IPL 2023 auction, and the Gopalganj-born bowler will be eager to prove his worth in his IPL debut.
These five players have already demonstrated their skills in other formats of the game and will be looking to make an impact in their IPL debut. With their exceptional performances in domestic and international cricket, they have earned their place in the IPL, and fans will be eagerly anticipating their performances in the upcoming season.
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