The Indian Premier League has witnessed some of the best players in the past. Careers have been made with the help of India’s elitist T20 cricket league. Every year cricketers from across the globe and on Indian domestic grounds enthusiastically participate in the tournament in order to change their fate.
The last year’s season was an event of big change for Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik as both the pacers got selected for the national side.
IPL also focuses on the new faces who are making their debut in the tournament for the first time. This year as well we will see some new faces in the charts. In this article, we have compiled a list of 3 players who are making their debut for IPL 2023 and will be in the spotlight.
Top 3 debutants in IPL 2023
1) Mukesh Kumar
There is a process for every cricketer in India to make it big for the national side. Someone who is doing well in first-class cricket is selected for IPL and then if the player does well in the league, they are named to the senior team.
Mukesh Kumar is one such contender as he has picked up 134 wickets in 35 matches at an average of 21.23. In the shortest format as well he has picked up 25 wickets in 23 matches at an economy of 7.20. Mukesh was on the radar of Delhi Capitals and during the auction, he was bought for a price of 5.5 Crore.
2) Joshua Little
The Irish cricketers have always surprised international cricket in every way. The year 2022 was the year of Joshua Little where he made headlines with brilliant performances with the ball. He featured in 26 T20Is last year and picked up 39 wickets at an economy of 7.58.
Little also took a Hat-trick against New Zealand and that was the biggest achievement for the player. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans, bought Joshua Little for a price of 4.4 Crore and they will definitely use him with Mohammad Shami in the pace attack.
3) Sikander Raza
Sikander Raza was knocking on the doors of the IPL franchises since the begining of 2022. He was on the radar of all the franchises. As an allrounder, Raza comes with a huge experience in solving the problems of any team in the middle order.
The Sialkot-born has amassed 3123 runs in 160 T20 matches and bagged 83 wickets at an economy of 7.31 in 2022. He was one of the primary reasons for the qualification of Zimbabwe for the T20 World Cup and for defeating Pakistan at the group stage.