4 IPL stars you may not know have captained India in red ball cricket


Indian cricket team is today one of the most strongest and the toughest team to beat in the world of cricket. A major reason behind Team India’s growth is the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL has given the Indian team some really talented players who have today gone on to become one of the bests in the world.


However, it has not been the same since the beginning. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was first played in the year 2008. But before that even, Indian team still had some really players coming through because how good the Indian domestic circuit and youth level competition is.

Today in this article, we take a look at 4 IPL star players who have captained the Indian youth team in youth Test cricket, or first class cricket.


Virat Kohli

Everyone today knows what kind of player Virat Kohli has become. Virat is not only one of the best Indian cricket, but is considered one of the bests of all-time. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Indian team’s star batter has led the Indian U19 team and also won the U19 World Cup. But, other than that, he also captained the Indian youth team in the year 2008 against South Africa resulting 1 win and a draw. Kohli also captained the Indian senior team in all forms of the game as well as RCB.

Manvinder Bisla

Who can forget the name of the wicketkeeper batsman Manvinder Bisla, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s hero from their first IPL final appearance in the IPL 2012. Bisla played an instrumental inning and guided the Kolkata based franchise to their first ever IPL title in 2012. While Bisla never for senior level cricket for India, he was the captained the Indian youth team in a youth Test match against England in the year 2002.

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla is a veteran in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was such a valuable member of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team for a long 6 seasons stint. He then played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for one season. While everyone’s aware of his success in IPL and with the Indian senior team as well, many may not know that Chawla was the Indian team’s captain in 5 youth Tests and Pakistan and New Zealand.


Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu has been such a quality middle-order batsman for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Indian team as well. However, he has also witnessed ups and downs in his career. The right-hand batsman was the Indian youth team’s captain in three youth Test matches against England and has a 100% success rate.

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