In previous seasons of Indian Premier League, we have witnesses several game-changing moments. Players like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, and AB de Villiers have surprised us in various seasons but there are so many amazing local domestic players who could be the game changers in the tenth season of IPL 2017. Today we have spot one player at each team who could have a big role to play for their side in this edition. Here are eight less notable cricketers from all eight IPL franchises that could have fun a big role for their side in this season.
IPL 2017 Top 8 domestic players
These are players that can compliment the big names in their respective franchise teams.
- Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
Rishabh Pant (left-hander), at just 19-years old boy, made a name for himself by smashing a record-breaking fifty in just 18 balls against Nepal in Under-19 World Cup. He has recently completed Ranji Trophy season with his remarkable performance. DD side after the withdrawal of Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy from the team, he is estimated to take the match to the next level.
Delhi’s batting is flush with talented young Indian players: Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Aditya Tare, but none are as exciting as Rishabh Pant. The southpaw, at just 19 years old, has completed one of the most impressive Ranji Trophy seasons in recent times.
He scored 972 runs in the 2016/17 Ranji Trophy at a surprising strike rate of 107.28, hitting a 6 every 18 balls, bringing a T20 approach to the four-day game.
- Ishan Kishan (Gujarat Lions)
All-rounders for whom batting is considerably weaker, Gujarat’s lower batting order is an area of concern. But Ishan Kishan is the player who could fill the gap as he would most likely bat in the lower order.
He made his IPL debut season 9 for Gujarat after being sold for 32 lakh at the 2016 auction and captained India at the Under 19 World Cup and displayed some impressive hitting style in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this season, indicating he had brought more power to his game.
- Manan Vohra (Kings XI Punjab)
Manan Vohra could not have been sure of his place in Punjab’s opening XI with Murali Vijay fit, but now can be expected to shoulder additional responsibility at the top of the order in his absence. He has been in Punjab for 4 seasons now and has scoring 877 runs at a run rate of 7.90 RPO in 39 matches.
In IPL 2017 season 7, when Punjab finished the league stage first and were ultimately runners up, Vohra contributed 473 runs at a run rate of 8.41 alongside Virender Sehwag at the top of the order. In the two seasons since then, however, his returns have petered off and since the begin of 2016.
- Suryakumar Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Suryakumar Yadav 26-year old cricketer saw greatly more than his age when he experienced a short-lived tenure as Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy captain in 2015. With Andre Russell’s absence, Yadav and his middle order partner Manish Pandey’s responsibility in the team has grown.
SuryaKumar has scored 60 runs in his last six innings for Mumbai side in the Vijay Hazare trophy.
- Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
The emergence of Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik Pandya and an all-rounder who bowls traditional spins, was the most exciting product of last season for Mumbai Indians.
In the last season, he scored 237 runs at a strike rate of 191.2, batting position at number three. If Krunal keep up such form during the whole IPL season, he could be next huge thing in his career and as well as IPL also.
- Mayank Agarwal (Rising Pune Supergiant)
Mayank 26-year-old right-handed opening batsman is expected to partner Ajinkya Rahane at the top order. He has been in good form this year and which could be an encouraging statistic for Pune.
Agarwal has been in good form this year and with Rahane primarily a strike rotator; Ben Stokes got all the interest when he got 2017 IPL auctioned for 14.50 crore to Pune but team’s most important signing was arguably that of Mayank Agarwal.
- Sreenath Aravind (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
He is likely to be fighting for one of two spots in Bangalore’s bowling attack with Harshal Patel and new signing Aniket Choudhary. Aravind was Bangalore’s best seam bowler previous IPL edition taking 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.40 in 9 matches.
Aravind has the experience of bowling seam at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru which could increase team’s winning. Chances.
- Deepak Hooda (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Hooda is 21-years-old off-spinner all-rounder, he comes out at Rajasthan Royals in the 2015 IPL season.
He played with SRH after suspension of Rajasthan Royals, where he played 15 of their 17 matches in their title-winning season. He scored last season 273 runs, including a century just 58-ball in their Inter-State T20, one of the expected to a game changer.