5 in-form Indian players who deserve a bid in the 2020 IPL auction
These players have put the hard yards and now it is time to present them with deserving rewards.
Published - Aug 12, 2019 4:52 pm | Updated - Sep 15, 2019 8:57 pm
2) Srikar Bharat
Ever since the emergence of MS Dhoni in Indian cricket, various keeper-batsman has attracted attention in the country. Most of them are modish cricketers except the Andhra talent, Srikar Bharat. He is an old-school keeper-batsman who has received praise for his work behind the stumps. Even in his batting he always puts a price on his wicket.
In 2015, Bharat grabbed the eyeballs with his batting efforts in a Ranji Trophy game against Goa. He smashed a triple century and became the first wicketkeeper in the Indian domestic arena to achieve the feat. Following that knock, he was snapped up by Delhi franchise in the auction but was released in a year’s time without playing a single IPL tie.
Since then the youngster has improved his hitting skills and it was on show when he crunched 142 against England Lions earlier in the year. In a four day game, he hit 8 sixes and his strike rate was over 100 throughout the innings. Due to his consistency now Bharat is in contention for a place in the senior team so he clearly deserves a bid in the upcoming IPL auction.