The latest edition of the biggest T20 league in the world is around the corner and as always, excitement is fever-pitched for Indian and global fans. One thing that makes IPL so unique is the number of international players that participate.
This year is no different with a variety of global talent landing into the sub-continent. Here are 10 players to follow during IPL 2020.
10 – Chris Morris
The experienced South African all-rounder is up for grabs at the IPL 2020 auction after being released by the Delhi Capitals. The all-rounder is having a great run in the Mzansi Super League and is a perfect pick for teams looking for a budget-friendly, experienced all-rounder.
9 – Tom Banton
The young batsman might not have a lot of international experience, however that has not stopped him from making noise in the T20 circuit. The English international had a great season for Somerset in the Vitaly Blast 2019, scoring 549 runs which earned him to be picked by Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 5. He is also expected to represent Brisbane Heat Big Bash League. Michael Vaughan has compared him to his legend teammate, Kevin Pieterson.
The West indies left-arm pacer might be famous for his “salute” celebration, but his demand in the IPL will be high because of his amazing bowling skills. With Mitchell Starc out of the picking, he will be surely on the cards to be picked for a lot of teams.
7- Sam Curran
This young all-rounder from England proved to be a complete package for Kings XI Punjab with 10 wickets and 95 runs in IPL 2019. Coming from a family of crickets, Curran holds immense potential to play match-winning roles by dismantling the opposition’s batting line-up. He could prove to be the next big star for IPL- let’s see for which side.
6 – Patt Cummins
Patt Cummins has been incredible for Australia ever since his international return. He missed the 2018 leg of the IPL because of injury where he was supposed to represent Mumbai, but if he gets picked this time, he will prove to be a deadly wicket-taker.
5 – Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn needs no introduction as he is one of the most lethal T20 pacers ever to play. With an outstanding record of 246 T20 wickets, Steyn is surely going to start a bidding war after being released from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He also has the highest base price for a player.
4 – Chris Lynn
This right-hand top-order batsman from Australia is a master blaster, and IPL is no stranger to it. Kolkata Knight Riders paid a whopping 9.6 Crores to get him on their side, and rightfully so, as he delivered with four fifties in the 2019 IPL season. With a strike rate of 131, and the vigor to blast the ball out of the park, Lynn will be a player to look out for.
3 – David Miller
“Killer Miller” is no stranger to entertaining fans in IPL. A seasonal player with a record to gasp at, Miller is expected to bring his aggression with the bat back in the field for IPL 2020. An impeccable finisher, this South-African lad is bound to create some memorable highlights for his next team in 2020 after his departure from King XI Punjab.
2 – Glenn Maxwell
The Australian Big Show, Glenn Maxwell has entertained cricket viewers over the years with his instinctive, stylish shots that are a nightmare for any fielder. With a strike rate of 160 in the short format, Maxwell is a force to be reckoned with. His place in this season’s IPL is special because he will be returning from a bit of a slump, after taking a mental-health break from cricket. Cricket lovers from around the world can’t wait to witness his fiery return. With the base price of 2 Crore, he is THE BATSMAN to look out for.
Record holder of the highest individual One Day International innings by any England batsman, Roy is even more explosive in T-20s with a strike rate of 175. This prolific opener skipped IPL 2019 due to the preparations for the World Cup, where he proved crucial for his side’s eventual victory. With a base price of 1.5 Crore, Roy is bound to be picked up by a leading team.
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