Indian Premier League is the biggest platform for the young Indian talents to make themselves known in the cricketing world. Today, a lot of credit must go to IPL for unearthing a plethora of talented cricketers from India. Over the years, IPL has nurtured uncapped players and helped them take their career graph to great heights.
Numerous uncapped players have produced goods in the cash-rich league. Their performances have helped them earn national call-ups. Players such as Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini have all been the products of the world’s biggest T20 franchise tournament- Indian Premier League.
In this article, we look at 4 uncapped players with most fifties in IPL:
1. Nitish Rana:
In a bid to bolster their batting department, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Nitish Rana ahead of 2018 IPL. The 26-year old has been a vital cog in the side ever since. Rana is a prolific run-scorer for KKR and has struck as many as 11 half-centuries in his IPL career so far.
Rana is going great guns in the ongoing IPL 2020. He has already notched three half-centuries this season. One or two stellar seasons with the franchise could well open the gates for a national call-up. Rana just needs to keep performing with the bat for now and wait for his turn.
In his illustrious IPL career, Rana has scored 1437 runs in 60 matches at an average of 28.17. Rana has made 14 apprearances in ongoing IPL 2020 in which he has scored 352 runs at an average 25.14.
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Having played stellar knocks in IPL and domestic cricket over the years, Suryakumar Yadav has done everything to deserve a place in India’s national team. Surprisingly, he missed out in the recent squad selection for the upcoming Australia tour.
However, given the way he has been playing at the moment, perhaps a national call-up isn’t too far away. Suryakumar Yadav has been a prolific run-scorer for Mumbai Indians over the years and has as many as 10 half-centuries to his name in his IPL career so far.
Suryakumar Yadav has piled 1922 runs in his IPL career so far, at an average of 30.03 and strike rate of 135.63.
3. Ishan Kishan
A man with outstanding power-hitting ability, Ishan Kishan has every ingredient to excel in T20 cricket. The southpaw has shown that in IPL in the last few years. He currently plies his trade for Mumbai Indians and has scored 5 half-centuries in IPL so far. In 47 games, Ishan has scored 1018 runs at an average of 24.82.
With the highest score of 99, Ishan Kishan is at the top of his game in the ongoing IPL 2020. In 10 games, Kishan has aggregated 323 runs so far at an average of 40.37 and strike rate of 134.12.
4. Rahul Tripathi
Maharashtra-born Rahul Tripathi came into limelight after putting on a stupendous show for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 IPL. The 29-year old took everyone with surprise with his ability to clear the infield and finding gaps with the ease. However, after the franchise got suspended, Tripathi hasn’t got many opportunities at the top of the order.
Tripathi has made 44 appearances in IPL so far, scoring 949 runs at an average of 24.97 and strike rate of 135.76. He has 5 half-centuries to his name in IPL.