Shreyas Iyer performed brilliantly for Mumbai © PTI
Shreyas Iyer performed brilliantly for Mumbai © PTI

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 auction is back and will take place on Monday in  Bengaluru. Aside from some marquee players up for grabs, this auction will also stand an opportunity for Indian domestic players to get a look in. Many players have performed brilliantly in the domestic competitions lately and they will be on the radar for an IPL contract. Varun Arora lists new faces and some domestic players who didn’t feature in IPL last time around.

Amitoze Singh:  The 26-year-old all-rounder from Punjab has both runs and wickets under his belt in the domestic tournaments. He was the fourth highest run-getter in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 422 runs in nine matches. He also adds value to the team with his medium-pace as in the same competition he picked up 11 wickets.

Ishank Jaggi: The 26-year-old youngster from Jharkhand was part of the Deccan Chargers for two years before the franchise was terminated. Jaggi has been a consistent scorer in List- A matches where  he averages an impressive 49.31. He also stamped his authority over the premier domestic tournament,  after he scored two double tons in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season.

Avi Barot: The wicketkeeper-batsman who plays for Haryana in the domestic circuit was the highest run-getter in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2013-14 with 369 runs from nine matches at an average of 46.12. Although, he had a poor Ranji season but he may still attract the franchise owners, owing his past performances in the T20 domestic competition.

Eklavya Dwivedi: He was earlier picked for Pune Warriors for the 2012 season but couldn’t feature in a single match. Dwivedi performed reasonably well in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy and also put up an impressive show for Uttar Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Varun Sood: The leg-break bowler who plays for Delhi in the domestic circuit has been among the wickets in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2014-15. He had impressed everyone with a 10-wicket haul against Gujarat. Sood has so far picked up 27 wickets in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.

Sheldon Jackson : Sheldon Jackson who plays his domestic cricket for Saurashtra is currently the highest run-getter in the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season with 819 runs off just eight First-Class matches at an average 68.25. Jackson was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 and 2010 season but didn’t get a game. He was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2013 but he is yet to make his IPL debut.

Swarupam Purkayastha: The 25-year-old from Assam ruled the records table in the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 for a long time. The off-spinner who plays for Assam grabbed 36 wickets in the six matches he played. He picked a total of 13 wickets against Hyderabad and returned with 11 wickets against Goa in the next match.

Amogh Sunil Desai: Desai plays his cricket for Goa and scored 347 runs in five List-A matches for his team including a best score of 124 this season. He also had a brilliant Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season where he scored 630 runs in eight outings.

Rush Kalaria: The left-arm medium-fast bowler from Gujarat scalped 33 wickets in the eight Ranji Trophy matches he played in 2014-15.Kalaria has also represented India U-19 team in ICC U-19 World Cup held in 2012. He also had a decent Vijay Hazare Trophy where he picked 10 wickets from the five matches.

Ashish Hooda:  The medium-pacer from Haryana picked up 12 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He has been consistent wicket-taker for Haryana in the domestic circuit. He played three Ranji Trophy matches this year and managed to pick up 12 wickets.    

Lukman Meriwala: Meriwala grabbed the spotlight after he topped the list of highest wicket-takers in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2013-14. He picked up a total of 21 wickets in nine matches with a best of five for 23 against Delhi.

Paras Dogra: Dogra ended the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season with massive 813 runs which included two double tons and two centuries. He was prolific all through the domestic season and could attract franchise owners. He has earlier been a part of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.

Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas is a top-order batsmen from Mumbai. He amassed a total of total of 649 runs in the eight
First-Class matches he played for Mumbai this year. He also represented India U-19 in the ICC World Cup 2014.

Shubham Khajuria: Khajuria who plays his domestic cricket for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) played a brilliant innings of 107 against Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium when J&K outclassed Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy tie. Khajuria is an exciting top-order batsmen who has also played for India U-19.

Hanuma Vihari: Vihari who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2013, went unsold  in IPL 2014 season. He scored 780 runs in the eight matches he played for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy season 2014-15. He could lure the franchises this time around after a sterling show with the bat for Hyderabad.

(Varun Arora is a reporter with CricketCountry. He started as a medium-fast bowler, converted to an opening batsman, but finally settled with his passion of writing about the game. His Twitter handle is @varunjgd)