Indian Premier League 2023 will start from 31st March, and in the first match, four-time title winner Chennai Super Kings will clash with defending champion Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. BCCI has already announced the schedule of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. All the franchises are all set with their squad. However, in the absence of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals announced David Warner as their new skipper. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad appointed Aiden Markram as their new skipper, under his captaincy, the Sunrisers Eastern Cape won the inaugural title of SA 20.
Talking to a show on Star Sports, former Indian skipper, and BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly named five young cricketers who will be superstars in the upcoming edition of IPL and catch everyone’s attention towards themselves. Ganguly picked two players from his own franchise. Earlier, Ganguly was selected as the manager of the Delhi Capitals franchise.
“The best in the business is Suryakumar Yadav. Obviously, you don’t consider him a youngster anymore, but having said that, among the young players, Prithvi Shaw has a lot of talent in the T20 format, and I think Rishabh Pant is the No. 2. After them, I would keep a look at Ruturaj Gaikwad, how he keeps playing. These three batters and Umran Malik is one who will probably, if he stays fit, will continue to keep the fans interested in the game because of his genuine pace.” Said Ganguly.
Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was also part of that show; after listening these batters name from Sourav, he questioned about the name of “Shubhman Gill”. Dada, how about Shubman Gill?” asked Harbhajan.
Replying to this, Sourav stated yeah exactly the name is missing from the list. He would have thought of Gill’s name and will be the fifth player who will shine in IPL 2023.
“Yes exactly, that’s the name which slipped my mind. But I think my fifth player would be Shubman Gill. So, it’s Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Surya probably heads the list, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Umran Malik and Shubman Gill”. Ganguly further added.