10 Indian players to watch out for in the IPL 2017 auction
Updated - Feb 19, 2017 1:10 pm
The Indian Premier League will enter it’s 10th edition this year and before that 351 players will go under the hammer to be sold to the 8 franchises in the auction. Out of the 351, there are 226 Indian players which include some of the capped players and plenty of uncapped ones. Their faith will be decided on February 20th when these players go on sale.
The IPL has been a huge event for the Indian youngsters as many of them were picked to play for the national side based on their performances in the league in the years gone by. The Indian players play a very important role in every team as there are 7 natives in the playing XI as opposed to 4 overseas.
There are some of the big overseas players on the list to be auctioned that have grabbed all the attention in the last few weeks but there are certain Indian players that will catch the eyes of the team owners as well.
Here are the top 10 Indian players to watch out for in the auction:
10. Umar Nazir
The Jammu & Kashmir cricket is on the rise and Parvez Rasool’s inclusion in the Indian T20 side is a proof of that. Another name that has come up the ranks from that state is that of Umar Nazir. The right-arm seamer has caught the limelight after his excellent performances in the Zonal T20 League.
He picked up 11 wickets at an astonishing average of 8 and ended up being the second highest wicket-taker in that tournament. His economy rate of just 4.57 would certainly grab the attention of the team owners looking for an Indian fast bowler at the base price of INR 10 Lacs.