5 Afghanistan players who might get bids in IPL 2020 Auction
These Afghanistan players can earn interesting bids in upcoming Auction.
Updated - Oct 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has provided a platform for everybody to prove their worth on an almost international-like stage. The best players from around the world participate and in fact, love playing the IPL. Moreover, it gives some unknown players recognition as well.
Not only Indian players, but the Indian T20 league has recognized players from all around the world. In fact, there have been cricketers who have performed well and have gained a lot of spotlight. Afghanistan has contributed to the IPL as well through the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
The spin troika plays for different teams and have had a good impact as well. Moreover, Afghanistan’s T20 game is developing and fast improving. The players are getting better and better. Hence, with the IPL auctions not too far away, here we look at five Afghanistan players who might get bids in the IPL 2020 Auction
1. Hazratullah Zazai
We don’t often associate Afghanistan with openers who give them a flying start or even hard-hitting batsmen anywhere in the order. There are a few who score quickly but none of them score as quickly as Hazratullah Zazai. The left-handed opener is slowly changing the perception.
Zazai became a star and a sensation overnight. Having scored a stunning 162 off a mere 62 deliveries, Zazai made a name for himself and also, showed that Afghanistan can also score at a rapid pace. While he may not be as successful in the 50-over format, the 21-year-old averages 52.22 in T20I cricket.
His strike-rate of 173.43 is the best for any batsman (who has faced at least 250 balls) in international cricket. In fact, in the overall T20s, he averages nearly 33 and strikes at 157.58. Hence, he may well be one of the attention-gaining Afghan cricketers in the auction.