Mumbai, Dec. 3 -- The main reason for squeezing in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy between Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy was to help domestic players display their skills before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction takes place on December 19 in Kolkata.

Earlier, it was held after the auction, robbing many players a chance to earn an IPL contract. With this edition finishing a few days before the auction, here are a few names that you could see frequently in the IPL next year.

Devdutt Padikkal

In a Karnataka batting line-up that boasts of KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair, the 19-year-old not only held his own but also finished as the top run-scorer. Opening the innings, his partnerships with Rahul set the platform for...