The IPL season is going strong and there’s not much time till the World Cup as well. Cricket fever is on in full swing. This season of IPL has been amazing so far. From nail-biting finishes to surprising performances by newer players, from unbelievable catches to non-stop assault batting, from setting new records to witnessing the closer bond between players —the season has given us all. And most importantly it’s been a treat to the eyes watch the Indian young guns play their best, making us believe that they are undoubtedly the future stars of Indian cricket. Let’s talk about eight such promising new age cricketers who have not just performed exceptionally well but are giving us major crushes too!

Shreyas Iyer

Topping the list is the captain of Delhi Capitals—Shreyas Iyer! We surely know he’s here to stay! Leading the team at such a young age so outstandingly makes us believe that he has incredible potential and will only make it bigger in this cricketing space. A proficient combination of talent, skill, temperament and good nature, Shreyas always appears to be keen & zealous. His aggressive style of play on-ground, his composed leadership skills and his attitude are a total win! It’s a pleasure to follow him on social media as he posts from his heart and comes across as a very down-to-earth and positive person despite the fame. He is extremely handsome and so well-groomed! Crushing hard on him just like I am, are ya?

Prithvi Shaw

Some refer to him as “the next Sachin Tendulkar” and that’s quite something! Touted as a cricketing prodigy, Prithvi is certainly that precocious teen the world needs to take notice of! Such phenomenal talent, shades in this batting style & maturity at this age makes him a prudent choice. His perfectly innocent looks are the embodiment of his boy-next-door image with which he can not only attract that special someone but can also impress parents, teachers, bosses et all. Who else is crushing on this pocket dynamite from Delhi Capitals?

Rishabh Pant

Another one to take the sports world by storm is Rishabh Pant. A quintessential talent from Delhi, Rishabh surely qualifies as a raw talent with youthful exuberance! His enthralling feats with the bat are a treat to watch. His excellent wicket-keeping and incredible batting skills make him an obvious choice! Delhi Capitals has got some substance, isn’t it?

Shubman Gill

An extremely talented uncapped batsman, Shubman Gill is most definitely the next gen cricketing star with his asserted dominance on field. He’s currently grabbing eyeballs and all the limelight for his outstanding performance on the field. Let’s hope he makes us all very proud going forward and in future! This young player has contributed to some of Kolkata Knight Riders’ formidable wins! And we can’t wait to see more of his boyish charm and extraordinary play!

Nitish Rana

Our very own stylish left-handed batsman who’s a member of the KKR squad and how—Nitesh Rana had to make it to this list! His match-winning knocks have been the talk of the town. So are you falling for his spirited performance or his dimpled smile? Blowing kisses from stands already?

Ishan Kishan

Another wicket-keeper batsman on this list is Ishan Kishan who idolises Mahinder Singh Dhoni and has his roots in Jharkhand. He makes us believe that cricketing prodigies are not uncommon in India. There’s always a flash of brilliance we get to see in his performance—it’s noteworthy! He’s literally proven his worth and mettle on the field. And with his style game getting better and stronger by the day, we are loving that he’s trying his hands at fashion and upping his quotient!

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson (Source: Instagram | @imsanjusamson)
Sanju Samson (Source: Instagram | @imsanjusamson)

This promising wicket-keeper/batsman from Kerala is here to stay, thanks to his brilliant performance of late. The IPL has been dedicated to promoting young and fresh talent like Samson. He’s known to be good with the bat and behind the stumps. Many call him the next big thing! With his copybook style and techniques, he’s already a poster boy we are rooting for! He’s surely winning hearts with his simple and effortless looks!

Deepak Chahar

Last but not least on the list is Deepak Chahar! He’s stormed his way into recognition with his IPL performances. Known for his pace bowling and batting cameos whenever required makes him a complete package! He is slaying with his looks and stellar performance on the field! Quite a poser, we’re crushing big on him and you?

Watching IPL has been so eventful this season with most matches turning out to be a total blockbuster esp. with these kinds of young stars. Thank you IPL for giving this kind of exposure to our young guns and helping them make an entry to the national playing cricketing landscape! Which team are you supporting and who’s your favourite on this list? Comment and do let us know!