5 BBL players who will expect to earn big bids in the IPL 2017 auction

5 BBL players who will expect to earn big bids in the IPL 2017 auction

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson. (Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

The IPL 2017 auction is right around the corner which draws our attention to the players who will be expected to earn massive bids on the basis of their reputation or their performances. The Big Bash League (BBL) recently concluded with the Perth Scorchers emerging victorious in a hard-fought enthralling season of swashbuckling cricket action.

Several youngsters enthralled us with their dominant performances while several experienced campaigners sent out a message of intent with their mature performances. Let’s take a look at the 5 players who will be expected to fetch a buyer on the back of their consistent performances in the BBL-

1. Ben Dunk

Ben Dunk of the Adelaide Strikers
Ben Dunk of the Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old set the Big Bash League (BBL) on fire with his exciting performances for the Adelaide Strikers this season. His ability to smash the ball into the stands in any scenario makes him a valuable acquisition for any franchise.

His consistent performances for the Hobart Hurricanes in the third edition of the BBL earned him a 20 lakh bid from the Mumbai Indians in the 2014 season of the IPL. Dunk has scored 1340 runs in 63 T20 matches at an astonishing average of 22.33 which is mind-boggling.

The Aussie Palm Grove Hitter is a superb acquisition for a side like KXIP which is crying out for a reliable import who can get the scoreboard rolling.