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From last couple of seasons Shivam Dube has been playing consistently and IPL 2022 season could be an exceptional season for him. Once touted to become a regular Indian player, Dube has featured in 1 ODI 13 T20s, and has 24 IPL appearances. CSK has trusted him to fill the rounder's boots with the aging and injury-prone Dwayne Bravo. Under MS Dhoni's captaincy, Shivam Dube could turn himself into the match-winner that we thought he was.
Our next spot on the list is Tilak Varma. Mumbai Indians have been tracking him since his U-19 days, and now he is likely to be a starter in the middle order. Tilak Varma has played two first-class games and averages 52 runs in just 16 list-A matches. In 15 T20 outings, the left-hander averages 29 at a strike rate of 143. Like the many previous years, Tilak Varma could be this IPL season's surprise success for Mumbai Indians.
Another player to watch out for in the Mumbai Indians team is young South African Dewald Brevis, who has got a nickname called 'Baby AB' because of his beautiful stance and power hits akin to AB de Villiers. Brevis was the extraordinary player of the tournament at the Under-19 World Cup, having smashed a record of 506 runs in 6 games. Mumbai Indians got 18-year-old Brevis for a handsome amount of Rs.3 Crores, and they hope Brevis could become a mainstay in their middle-order this season and going forward. There's a lot of excitement among Mumbai Indians fans for Dewald Brevis ahead of IPL 2022.
Don't be surprised if Benny Howell turns up in the next game for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. While not many in the subcontinent have heard or seen of him much, Benny Howell has become a kind of cult in England with his bits and pieces of cricket. Hard-hitting middle-order batsmen and someone who could bowl decent pace, it's a tribute to Howells's abilities. Despite not playing a single international game so far, he was in contention for England's T20 World Cup squad last year after impressive shows in hundreds and the blast. With over 2,000 runs in 20-20 format and 162 wickets in the shortest format, Howell is one of the most desired players in franchise league.
Speed demon, Umran Malik is being backed to win a place in India's bowling attack after lightning up in the IPL with deliveries of more than 150kph and wickets galore. The 22-year-old returned figures of 5-25, becoming the first player on the losing team this season to be awarded man of the match, as Sunrisers Hyderabad team lost to Gujarat Titans in a last-over thriller match. Former Test captain Sunil Gavaskar had also already predicted Malik would play for India after the express bowler's five-wicket haul.
Anuj Rawat is an attacking wicketkeeper-batsman who hails from Uttrakhand. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Anuj Rawat played a gem of a knock against five-time champions in an IPL match 2022 and was adjudged player of the match for scoring 66 runs in just 47 balls, helping his side to win the game easily. To note, he was picked by the Red Army during the IPL 2022 mega auction for a huge amount of Rs.3.4 Crore.
Punjab Kings pacer, Arshdeep Singh has conceded the fewest number of sixes for a bowler who has bowled for a minimum of 120 balls for a season, leaving behind the likes of MI pacer Jasprit Bunrah and some KKR bowlers in the process. Left-arm pacer of Punjab Kings has quite easily been one of the most interesting prospects in this year's IPL 2022. The Fast bowler might not be the highest wicket-taking bowler this year but has maintained an impressive economy of 7.7, making him one of the most impressive players of IPL 2022.
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