The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a wonderful addition to cricket. It has provided talented players with an opportunity to express themselves. The IPL hasn’t just helped the Indian players but has also helped in discovering gems like Shaun Marsh, David Warner, Andre Russell. All these players became overnight stars thanks to the IPL. They went on to represent their home countries with distinction. This auction will be key for many overseas players to watch out in the IPL. Heading towards the mega auction next year.
We at StumpsandBails believe these 5 overseas players will be to watch out in the IPL auction tomorrow:
#5 Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is an underrated all-rounder. He has a decent IPL record if not breathtaking. Hasan lends an incredible balance to any playing XI. He can bat in the top 3, finish in the lower middle-order and his bowling is an invaluable asset. He will attract plenty of eyeballs and bids in tomorrow’s auction for sure.
#4 Kyle Jamieson
This 6 feet 8 inch giant of a New Zealand cricketer is sure to be among the wish-list of many IPL teams. This big burly all-rounder has just played 6 Tests and picked up 36 wickets. His ability to bowl the back of the length ball consistently will make him a player to watch out for in the auction. He can also tonk the ball a long way. Watch out, teams!
#3 Dawid Malan
Not for nothing, Dawid Malan is the top-ranked T20I batsman in the world. He averages a fine of 53 and has a strike rate of 149. His value at the top of the order is priceless. Malan being a left-hander will help a team’s balance too. He will be on the minds of a few IPL teams who will be looking at him closely in the auction tomorrow.
#2 Chris Morris
Chris Morris has been an IPL veteran. He has had fantastic performances for teams like CSK, DC, and RCB. His ability to swing the ball upfront and bowl yorkers at death make him a valued prospect. He can also hit the ball long and hard. A fit Morris can be of huge value to any team.
#1 Glenn Maxwell
The big-hitting Australian allrounder has always been a hot property heading into the auctions. Teams have chosen to overlook his poor form believing he will be the X-factor for them. Glenn Maxwell apart from 2014 has had a pretty poor IPL record. He has flattered to deceive way too often. But if his recent showing for Australia is any proof then Maxwell is in some form. He will attract bidding wars and might as well prove to be the costliest player in the IPL 2021 auction.