Indian Premier League 2021 takes a countdown as the official dates for the tournament have been announced by BCCI on Sunday (March 7). The tournament will commence on April 9, 2021, with the first match between defending champions — Mumbai Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Taking note of the COVID-19 situation, the tournament will be held only in six venues in the country. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata are the cities that will host the matches.
BCCI has decided to play the tournament behind closed doors at the start, but a call on allowing spectators in the stadium will be taken at a later stage in the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals will compete against each other in IPL 2021. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions of the tournament and aim to win the trophy for the third time in a row.
IPL has been a crucial stage for young cricketers as the tournament gives them a stage to showcase their talent. Many young cricketers have earned the spotlight from their performances in the Indian Premier League. IPL 2021 auction witnessed many youngers becoming part of the tournament.
Here we will look at the five youngest players who will play in IPL 2021:
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
19-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. The Afghanistan spinner was bought for Rs. 1.5 crore during IPL 2021 auction. This is the third IPL tournament for Mujeeb. The Afghanistan youngster played for Punjab Kings in IPL 2018.
In his first IPL tournament in 2018, Mujeeb Ur Rahman earned accolades with 14 wickets in 11 games. In IPL 2019, he could only play 3 matches which were reduced to 2 matches in IPL 2020. In IPL 2021, Mujeeb is all set to commence his new journey in the tournament with Sunrisers Hyderabad.