Players whose Return To The IPL Will Excite The Fans: IPL 2022 provided top-quality entertainment. The cricket played over the course of the tournament was special. There were skeptics who feared the quality might deteriorate as it became a ten-team tournament. But the cricket on show quashed any such speculations. Despite the IPL now permanently being a ten-team sport, there were few players who had missed out in the last edition. They weren’t part of the IPL for various reasons.
We Look At 5 Such Players Whose Return To The IPL Will Excite The Fans:
#5 Sam Curran
He had a terrific couple of seasons with the Chennai Super Kings. CSK fans adored Sam Curran’s never-say-die attitude. He was in fact CSK’s best player in IPL 2020, in what was a forgettable season for the franchise. Curran suffered a dip in form in IPL 2021 yet delivered the goods when asked of him. But an injury ahead in early 2022 stopped him from participating in the auctions. He will be keen to make a mark in the next season.
#4 Kyle Jamieson
The 6 feet 8 inches tall, Kyle Jamieson, is one of the most exciting cricketers in recent times. He won the player of the match award in the inaugural WTC Final. Jamieson has already shown his prowess across formats. He can hit the long ball too. Jamieson is an exciting prospect who had a decent season with RCB in 2021. Fans will want to have more of him in the upcoming edition.
#3 Ben Stokes
His retirement from ODIs sent shockwaves across the cricketing world. But it sent a clear signal that Ben Stokes will want to play T20Is and Tests. He chose to skip IPL 2022 to focus on revamping English Test cricket. The next season of IPL will come in at an ideal time for him to make himself available. He has had fine IPL experiences, especially in 2017 when he won the MVP award. His return will hype up the league even more.
#2 Mitchell Starc
He last featured in the IPL in 2015. Mitchell Starc had a season to remember playing for the RCB. He was almost unplayable at the death with his scorching Yorkers. There was huge excitement in 2018 when KKR bought him in the mega auctions. But an injury ruled him out of the IPL. Starc has since then held himself back from participating in the IPL. It will be quite exciting for fans to see him play in the next edition of IPL.
#1 Jofra Archer
The impending return of Jofra Archer to the IPL is one of the most exciting stories of the IPL. Mumbai Indians splurged a premium on Archer in 2022 mega auctions. They knew full well that he won’t be available for the season. But they knew what he could offer the team in the long run. His return to IPL in 2023 and his pairing with Jasprit Bumrah are sure to bring the house down. The fans can’t wait for the IPL to begin!