Parthiv Patel picks his best 5 top performing debutants of IPL 2022
This year's IPL 2022 has seen some outstanding performances by new and future players, with the highlight being the quantity of young quicks who have impressed from the start. Parthiv Patel, a former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, has chosen his top-performing debutants for the IPL 2022 season.
The southpaw, who spent over a decade in the IPL and represented five different teams, is one of the rare players to have won the tournament with both CSK and MI. The three-time IPL champion revealed his top-performing debutants in this year's edition in a recent interview with Cricbuzz. Two hitters and three bowlers were on the list.
Tilak Verma was the Mumbai Indians' ray of hope throughout a dreadful season. Several times, the 19-year-old bulwark was the only fighter for the five-time champions. His calm demeanour in tense situations has won him plaudits from all quarters, and Indian captain Rohit Sharma has tipped him to be an all-format player for the national team in the future.
Jitesh Sharma has slipped under the radar a little bit among the multitude of young talents on display at this year's competition. Parthiv revealed his preference for Jitesh, a fellow wicketkeeper who has made some impressive cameos for a Punjab side which is full of heavy hitters. The hard-hitting right-hander has a strike rate of 163.64 and has scored 234 runs in 10 innings.
One of the more obvious picks on the list, Mohsin Khan arguably been the best debutant this season. The left-arm pacer has been absolutely brilliant for Lucknow Super Giants as he has scalped 14 wickets in nine games, going under just six runs per over. He was unfortunate to miss on the Indian squad that will play against South Africa.
This right-arm pacer from Madhya Pradesh has troubled batters with rapid pace and bounce in IPL 2022. Although he faded away in the later stages of the tournament, he is certainly one to watch in the future.
Mukesh Choudhary was one exception that stood out for the Yellow Army. Choudhary, in the absence of injured Deepak Chahar, was given the responsibility to open the bowling for CSK, and the left arm pacer delivered the goods for the yellow army. The impressive seamer picked up 16 wickets in 13 games and promises to form a lethal partnership with Deepak Chahar next year.