Karun Nair (Rajasthan Royals): He slammed a triple hundred (328 runs) against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy final last month. The right-hand batsman started his IPL journey with Royal Challengers Bangalore but was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2014. He has 330 runs from 11 matches with three half-centuries in IPL.

Siddhesh Lad (Mumbai Indians): He will make his IPL debut in 2015. He was the youngest player in the Mumbai Ranji team who also shared the dressing room with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, when he played his last domestic match in Lahli. An attacking batsman by nature, he has amassed 948 runs at an average of 39.50 with a ton and seven fifties in first class cricket.

KC Cariappa (Kolkata Knight Riders):
This cricketer calls himself a mystery spinner. Cariappa never played first class cricket and the tennis ball was his best friend. But Jacques Kallis thought the young spinner was good enough to play the IPL. He fetched 2.4 crore at the 2015 auction.

Shreyas Iyer: Grabbed for Rs 2.6 crore by Delhi Daredevils, Iyer became the highest-earning uncapped player for the 2015 auction. He had a fantastic domestic season. His road to fame began with the Under-19 World Cup in 2014. In first-class cricket he has scored 809 runs in 10 matches at an astonishing average of  50.56 with two hundreds and six fifties under his belt.

Gurinder Sandhu (Delhi Daredevils): He is the first male cricketer of Indian ancestry to represent Australia in an international tournament. The IPL 2015 is a sort of homecoming for this Indian-origin Australian pacer. He played a lot in Big Bash League in Australia and has plenty of T20 experience. A gifted swing bowler, he may come handy in the death overs with his spot-on deliveries.

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