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IPL Emerging Player Award Winners List Details from 2008 to 2023

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the latest entrant as we look at the emerging player award winners full list of all 16 seasons of IPL from 2008 to 2023. 

Every year, the Indian Premier League gives tons of young players that make a mark in the cricketing world. One such award that rewards such performances is called the Emerging Player of the Year. It’s the award that is generally rewarded to young players having played less than 25 IPL matches and less than 20 ODIs and 5 Test matches. 

Over the years from 2008 to 2016, the 16 seasons have seen some really interesting names to have won the Emerging Player of the Year Award. Of the 16 names that have won the Emerging Player of the Year award so far, there are 8 batters, 3 wicket-keepers, 1 all-rounder, 1 spinner, and 3 pacers. 

From the teams’ point of view, we have 2 players each from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, and one player each from Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions, and Chennai Super Kings. 

With such interesting names that we have in our hands, let’s look at how these players performed, and their stats for that particular year. So, here’s the final list of players to have won the IPL Emerging Player of the Year Award from 2008 to 2023.  

IPL Emerging Player Year Award Winners List (2008-2023)

2008 – Shreevats Goswami (RCB)

Inns: 3 // Runs: 82 // Avg: 27.3 // SR: 96.5 // HS: 52

The first year of IPL, and the selection of the Emerging Player award winner felt the weakest of all. Sreevats Goswami from RCB won the emerging player of the year having played only 3 innings. He scored a total of 82 runs from 3 innings at an average of 27.3 and a strike rate of 96.5 including a sole fifty, 

2009 – Rohit Sharma (DC)

Inns: 16 // Runs: 362 // Wkts: 11 // SR: 114.9 // HS: 52

The year is 2009, and the name on the list is probably one of the best batters to have played for India. Rohit started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers, and made a good impact in the 2009 season. He scored a total of 362 runs from 16 innings at an average of 27.8 and a strike rate of 114.9. In addition, Rohit, the bowler also took 11 wickets in the season including a hat-trick against MI.  

2010 – Saurabh Tiwari (MI)

Inns: 15 // Runs: 419 // Avg: 29.9 // SR: 135.6 // HS: 61

The year is 2010, and we have the only Mumbai Indians player to have won the Emerging Player of the Year award. Saurabh Tiwari, who helped MI qualify for the finals of IPL 2010 won the award for his brilliant 419 runs from 15 innings at an average of 29.9 and a strike rate of 135.6. 

2011 – Iqbal Abdulla (KKR)

Inns: 15 // Wkts: 16 // Avg: 19.1 // ER: 6.1 // BBI: 3/24

The year is 2011, and we have one of the two players from KKR to have won the Emerging Player of the Year award. Iqbal made a good impact with the ball while playing for KKR in 2011. He accounted for a total of 16 wickets from 15 matches at a good average of 19.1 and a superb economy rate of 6.1. 

2012 – Mandeep Singh (KXIP)

Inns: 16 // Runs: 432 // Avg: 27 // SR: 126.3 // HS: 75

The year is 2012, and we have one of the two players from Kings XI Pujab to have won the Emerging Player of the Year award. Mandeep Singh, who played for almost 14 seasons in IPL had only one distinguishing season, and that was 2012. He scored a solid 432 runs from 16 innings at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 126.3. 

2013 – Sanju Samson (RR)

Inns: 10 // Runs: 204 // Avg: 25.8 // SR: 115.7 // HS: 63

The year is 2013, and we have one of the most celebrated names by the fans in India, Sanju Samson. Sanju started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals in 2013, and made a decent impact right away. It may not be a season as good as Rohit of 2009 or Saurabh Tiwari of 2010, but he did make a decent impact with 204 runs in 10 innings with a solid 63 off 41 balls. 

2014 – Axar Patel (KXIP)

Inns: 17 // Runs: 62 // Wkts: 17 // ER: 6.1 // BBI: 75

The year is 2014, and we have the only All-rounder in the list. Axar Patel, who made his debut for Kings XI Punjab in 2014 made a significant impact for them in his debut year. He took a solid 17 wickets in just 17 innings; the most he has taken in a single season, and also scored a decent 62 runs. His economy rate of 6.1 was a standout for him in that season. 

2015 – Shreyas Iyer (DC)

Inns: 14 // Runs: 439 // Avg: 33.8 // SR: 128.4 // HS: 83

The year is 2015, and we have Shreyas Iyer from Delhi Daredevils as the Emerging Player Award winner. Shreyas made his IPL debut in 2015, and made a solid impact right up. He scored a good 439 runs that season; the most any Emerging Player had scored until then. Shreyas scored 4 fifties that year; the most he ever scored in a single IPL season. 

2016 – Mustafizur Rahman (SRH)

Inns: 16 // Wkts: 17 // Avg: 24.8 // ER: 6.9 // BBI: 3/16

The year is 2016, and we have Mustafizur Rahman making his debut, and impressing with his brilliant T20 skills. Fizz as we call him took a superb 17 wickets in his IPL debut season; the most he has taken in any IPL season. His superb bowling helped SRH win their maiden IPL title under the leadership of David Warner. 

2017 – Basil Thampi (GL)

Inns: 12 // Wkts: 11 // Avg: 38.4 // ER: 9.5 // BBI: 3/29

The second pacer on the list, and this time it is Basil Thampi from Gujarat Lions. Thampi made his debut in 2017, and had a good season with 11 wickets to his name from 12 matches. His ability to bowl Yorkers was much appreciated. However, post that season, he couldn’t impress, and is currently not a part of any team. 

2018 – Rishabh Pant (DD)

Inns: 14 // Runs: 684 // Avg: 52.6 // SR: 173.6 // HS: 128*

Undoubtedly the best performance from the Emerging Player of the Award winner comes from Rishabh Pant in 2018. Pant, the second-highest run-getter from IPL 2018 scored a stunning 684 runs from just 14 innings. All this at an average of 52.6 and a fantastic strike rate of 173.6. Such performance came from Pant batting at 4 or below, which is astonishing.   

2019 – Shubman Gill (KKR)

Inns: 14 // Runs: 296 // Avg: 32.9 // SR: 124.4 // HS: 76

The year is 2019, and we have the Orange Cap winner of 2023 winning the Emerging Player of the Year Award in 2019. Shubman Gill, who made his IPL debut with KKR in 2018 impressed with a good season in 2019. He scored 296 runs that season at an average of 32.9 and a decent strike rate of 124.4. 

2020 – Devdutt Padikkal (RCB)

Inns: 15 // Runs: 473 // Avg: 31.5 // SR: 124.8 // HS: 74

2020 sees the former RCBian Devdutt Padikkal having a stunning debut season. Padikkal, who opened for RCB back then scored a superb 473 runs from 15 innings at an average of 31.5 and a decent strike rate of 124.8. Unfortunately, even after scoring 400+ in back-to-back years, RCB didn’t retain him in 2022.

2021 – Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK)

Inns: 16 // Runs: 635 // Avg: 45.4 // SR: 136.3 // HS: 101*

The year is 2021, and Ruturaj Gaikwad became the only player to win the Orange Cap as well as the Emerging Player of the Year award. In what we can call a stunning season, Gaikwad scored a brilliant 635 runs from 16 innings. Not only did he win the Orange cap, he also helped CSK with their fourth IPL title that year. 

2022 – Umran Malik (2022)

Inns: 14 // Wkts: 22 // Avg: 20.2 // ER: 9.0 // BBI: 5/25

Come to 2022, and we are talking about the raw pace of Jammu Express, Umran Malik. Umran had a brilliant second season with SRH after being their retained player. He took a stunning 22 wickets from just 14 matches at a brilliant average of 20.2. Courtesy of his performance, he was also fast-tracked to the Indian team. 

2023 – Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)

Inns: 14 // Runs: 625 // Avg: 48.1 // SR: 163.6 // HS: 124

Finally, the latest of the lot, and probably the second-best of all Emerging Player Award winners, it is Yashasvi Jaiswal from Rajasthan Royals. Jaiswal, who made his IPL debut in 2020 could only play 23 matches until then. He did decent in those matches, but his breakthrough season came in 2023 where he scored a brilliant 625 runs at a fantastic strike rate of 163.6. 

So, that’s about the final list of IPL Emerging Player Award Winners from 2008 to 2023. 

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