5 Bowlers Who Could Be Future IPL Captains

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5 Bowlers Who Could Be Future IPL Captains
5 bowlers who could be future IPL captains

The addition of two new teams in the IPL has certainly spiced up things. Teams have just about completed their retentions. Owing to the retention restrictions, teams have been forced to release a few of their key players. Here are 5 Bowlers Who Could Be Future IPL Captains

Many of the stars will now be available first in drafts and then in the mega auctions. Teams will build their squad for the coming 3 years. They will need strong leaders to lead their side. The retentions and mega auctions will help teams get the best candidates for the job. There are many bowlers too who could end up captaining an IPL side.

We look at 5 Bowlers Who Could Be Future IPL Captains

#5 Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel has a breakthrough IPL season in 2021. He finished with 32 wickets equalling Dwayne Bravo’s IPL record for most wickets in a single season. He was able to win many games for RCB with his skill. Patel kept them in the game even in a lopsided playoff contest. He soon earned his India cap in the format. Patel is a smart thinker. He can put his skills to good use captaining the side.

#4 Wanindu Hasaranga

He is one of the best bowlers in the T20I format. Hasaranga is a proven match-winner in these conditions. He is a handy batsman too. Hasaranga is someone who is always up for a fight. He is Sri Lanka’s best player in the format. Hasaranga showed his mental acumen and skill in the India series. The IPL mega auctions will help him get a good contract. His confidence will encourage the management to show faith in him.

#3 Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is Australia’s newly appointed Test captain. He was always someone who was revered in the team. Cummins possesses a cool ahead. It helps him stay in the game throughout. Many IPL teams will want a player like him in their squad. He is a handy lower-order batsman too. Cummins will be a frontrunner in the future to lead an IPL team.

#2 Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan became the youngest Test captain to lead his side to victory. He is one of the most respected figures in world cricket. Khan is still in his early 20s and already has 400 wickets to his name. He is a proven game-changer. Khan will fetch big numbers in the auctions. He will be an asset for any team he plays for. Khan is a future captain for sure.

#1 Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah’s meteoric rise in International cricket traces back to his IPL journey. He made his IPL debut in 2013. But it was in 2015 that he announced himself. He has made rapid strides ever since. Bumrah is arguably the best bowler in the world across formats. He is one name who will appear first in any team’s sheet. Bumrah looks set to take over the captaincy from Rohit Sharma at MI once the hitman calls it quits.

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