3 teams that should eye Ganeshan Periyasamy in IPL 2020 auction
Periyasamy shot to fame with his exceptional performance in the TNPL 2019.
by Jatin Author
Published - Aug 17, 2019 4:02 pm | Updated - Sep 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Chepauk Super Gillies won their second title by beating Dindigul Dragons in the final of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019. Chepauk’s right arm pacer Ganeshan Periyasamy was adjudged Man of the Match in the final as well as Man of the tournament. Defending a low score of 127 runs, Periyasamy took two wickets in his first over and 3 wickets in the last over to end with figures of 5/15. He bagged a total of 21 wickets in 9 matches, which is the highest for any bowler in the 4-year history of TNPL.
He has a slinging action much similar to Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga. Periyasamy’s title-winning heroics wouldn’t go unnoticed. Over the years IPL has been unearthing talents from different parts of the country; Pandya brothers, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna are some of the many examples. The 25-year-old pacer would be hopeful of an IPL contract in the upcoming auction for the 13th season.
Here we look at three teams who would want to add the pacer from Tamil Nadu to their squad:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
For the last 12 years, RCB has started the season with a lot of expectations but were futile with the results. With the enormity of superstars present in the team, they will look to get a hold on the trophy for the first time. But a star-studded batting line-up could not compensate for poor selections and an average bowling unit.
Last season, RCB had a disastrous start to their campaign losing the first six games and ended up rotting at the bottom of the table. RCB splashed out money on Shimron Hetmyer and Shivam Dube in the last auction, which turned out to be failures. Their death bowling will once again be under surveillance.
Dale Steyn is likely to continue to be their spearhead and the rise of Saini will give them plenty of pace in the tank. But Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj’s middling death bowling record are nothing but a nightmare for Bangalore fans. In that case, RCB would want to secure the services of TNPL’s star pacer, Periyasamy. His death bowling could be utilized to end RCB’s title drought.