IPL 2022’s top 5 discoveries
The Indian Premier League’s slogan does not resemble elephant fangs. “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi,” says the gleaming trophy, which roughly translates to “where talent meets chance.” Since its establishment in 2008, this tournament has been dedicated to the breeding down of uncut diamonds, and this term is quite accurate.
Many of India’s current generation of superstars rose to prominence as a result of their exploits in the IPL, from Yuzvendra Chahal to Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah to Suryakumar Yadav. The cricket carnival in 2022 has been no exception, with remarkable performances from numerous players who were relatively obscure commodities only a few months ago but are now household names.
Tilak Verma is the first
Given that they are the most decorated team in the league, it is understandable that the Mumbai Indians will aim to start their IPL 2023 preparations fresh after placing last in the standings this season. Tilak Verma, on the other hand, is one positive component they may take from IPL 2022.
Rajat Patidar is number two on the list
Rajat Patidar is not a spring chicken, as he is 29 years old and spent the first few months of the season watching the IPL on TV after going unsold in the auction. Due to an injury to Luvnith Sisodia, Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to re-sign him, and it turned out to be a brilliant move.
Patidar scored 333 runs with an average of 55.50 and a strike rate of 152.75 in only eight matches. He hit two half-centuries – against Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals – but it was an inning of unbroken 112 runs against Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator that helped them acquire international renown. He also knocked with that knock.