IPL 2019: Prabhsimran Singh makes IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab

Hailing from Punjab, the 18-year old was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for a whooping Rs 4.80 crores in the IPL auctions.

Prabhsimran Singh made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab.   -  TWITTER

Young dashing wicket-keeper batsman Prabhsimran Singh made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab and will play his maiden match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Hailing from Punjab, the 18-year old was picked up by Punjab for a whooping Rs 4.80 crores in the IPL auctions.

After an intense three-way bidding war between Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Punjab, it was ultimately the team from the North who roped in the young talent. 

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In June this year, Singh hammered the Amritsar bowlers all over the park during his 301-ball 298 - studded with 29 boundaries and 13 sixes - in the semifinal of the Punjab U-23 Inter-District cricket tournament.

 

Four months later, Prabhsimran led India U-19 to Asia Cup glory. Having bagged an IPL contract, Singh was waiting in the wings and has finally got an opportunity to prove his talent in a crunch game against Hyderabad.

Skipper R. Ashwin said that Singh is an 'excited' talent and that it is the right time to hand him a debut.

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"Prabhsimran Singh makes his debut and is a fine talent from U19s and we hope he can express himself," Ashwin said at the toss.

Former India wicket-keeper Kiran More was highly impressed with Singh's talent during his stay at the National Cricket Academy.

"When you’re looking at a future it is great, he is just 17, he has got to work on his wicket-keeping, but as a batsman he is great, brilliant player, I would say right hand Rishabh Pant. He played at an emerging trophy in Sri Lanka, he got a few sixes, but he is a quality player with potential," More had said.

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