IPL 2020: “These Three Youngsters Are The Players to Watch Out For”, says Irfan Pathan

Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan picks the best of the youngsters to feature at the IPL 2020. He named 3 youngsters as the players to watch out for in the upcoming Indian Premier League to begin on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.

The 35-year-old Baroda cricketer said in a tweet that he is looking forward to these ‘three young prospects’ as IPL kick-off date nears.

“Looking forward to see three youngsters prosper this ipl season 1) @yashasvi_j @rajasthanroyals 2) Ravi Bishnoi @lionsdenkxip 3) Abdul Samad @SunRisers. I’m sure all three will do well for their respective franchise also players to watch out for Indian cricket. what’s your pick?”

—-Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan)

While Jaiswal and Bishnoi have already showcased their talent in the Under-19 World Cup this year, Samad is an 18-year-old batter from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pathan has been a mentor to the state Ranji side and oversaw the Samad during several net session.

These 3 youngsters are likely to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge as they are set to share the dressing room with today’s legends.

Bishnoi who himself is a leg-spinner, is expected to gain a lot from the head coach and legend Anil Kumble. While Jaiswal will turn up for Rajasthan Royals who have no shortage of quality batters in their line up with the likes of Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes in presence.

Whereas, Samad will extend his services to the team Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 18-year-old batter had impressed Pathan when he was mentoring the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pathan in turn had suggested Sunrisers Hyderabad to acquire the young talent. The IPL 2020 begins with Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians in the first match in Abu Dhabi.

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