IPL 2022’s Top 5 Uncapped Indian Batsmen

In the IPL, batsmen have had the best of luck, with wickets initially assisting pacers, but now spinners have begun to make a bigger impact. While international superstars Jos Buttler and KL Rahul have been on fire, a number of uncapped Indian batters have also made an impression and are in good contention for a national cap.


1.Rahul Tripathi

After his performances in the first half of IPL 2022, there have been more appeals for Rahul Tripathi to be selected in the Indian T20I team. Tripathi was KKR’s main middle-overs batter last season, helping the team reach the final; this year, with his new franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad, he has taken on the role of middle-overs enforcer once again.


2. Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma, 21, has so far exceeded nearly everyone’s expectations this season, and is the fourth-leading run-scorer behind Buttler and KL Rahul. In 9 innings, the left-hander has allowed 324 runs while striking out 134 batters.


Abhishek has been effective in his attacking style with Kane Williamson in the anchor role. Abhishek has two half-centuries under his belt, both with strike rates of 150 or higher.


3. Tilak Varma


Tilak Varma was one of the two top Mumbai Indians batsmen in his first IPL season. Tilak has often had to establish his own platform with Suryakumar when Kishan and Rohit failed to provide one.

The left-hander has a batting average of 43 and a strike rate of 137 in 9 innings. Varma has scored a handful of fine half-centuries, as well as a lot of critical 20s and 30s, but his runs have generally gone unnoticed due to a lack of help from other MI batsmen.


4. Rahul Tewatia


Rahul Tewatia has been one of the tournament’s greatest finishers so far. At a strike rate of 201, 131 of his 190 runs have come in the death overs. He’s helped the Gujarat Titans win a couple of last-over run chases and is their go-to batsman in slog overs.

Tewatia was selected for India’s T20I team against England last year but failed the fitness tests. After contributing significantly to Gujarat’s supremacy this season, the southpaw could now return to the national team.


5. Sai Sudharsan

While the Gujarat Titans have covered most of their bases, Sai Sudharsan completed the final puzzle piece – the number 3 slot, which had previously been occupied by Vijay Shankar and even Hardik Pandya.


Sudharsan, 20, had began his rookie season with scores of 35, 11 and 20 but was released. He came back into the line-up at number three against Punjab Kings and batted valiantly, scoring 65 runs off 50 balls in GT’s 143-run total when everyone around him lost wickets.