New Delhi: The Indian Premier League is not all about highly-paid stars. Many rookies who have forced their way into the 10 franchises with their performances in the Ranji Trophy will look to kickstart their international careers with a good stint in the Twenty20 competition's fourth edition starting on Friday.
Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt, who was the leading wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy this year with 47 wickets at an average of 21.57, was picked by Kings XI Punjab. The
20-year-old got into the squad with his fine performance in domestic cricket.
Mumbai's left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah is another exciting prospect who was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders following his good Ranji season, where he picked 27 victims at an average of 22.11. He also scored his maiden Ranji century, an unbeaten 150 against Saurashtra in their opening match.