5 overseas players to watch out for in IPL 2017

5 overseas players to watch out for in IPL 2017

Kagiso Rabada
South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada. (Photo credit ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Every time, the IPL season arrives; it comes with a lot of surprises. Apart from the nail-biting finishes that are the norms of the IPL matches, the entry of overseas players also creates quite a buzz in the world of sports media.

Obviously, the foreign players are major attraction of the tournament. They are the star cricketers and play astonishingly well throughout the tournament. Over the years, their performance have attracted garnered a lot of crowd at the stadium.

This year too, a galaxy of spectacular batsmen and bowlers from other countries will participate at the VIVO IPL 2017, which set to start from April first week onwards. Once again all eyes will be on these international cricketers and how they perform at the upcoming editions of the IPL. Out of the 9 editions of the IPL held so far, international players have grabbed Orange Cap 6 times for their hardhitting batting and consistence performance.

Here we take a look at 5 Overseas players to watch out for at IPL 2017:

#1) Jason Roy:

Jason Roy
Jason Roy of England. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

The English opener is in a fantastic form these days. It was his fantastic performance with the bat that made his entry into VIVO IPL 2017 quite possible. Gujarat Lions (GL) bought him for a

The English opener is in a fantastic form these days. It was his fantastic performance with the bat that made his entry into VIVO IPL 2017 quite possible. Gujarat Lions (GL) bought him for a whooping sum of 1 crore.

He has a good experience of playing T20 cricket with more than 3500 runs at an average of around 29 and fiery strike rate of 145. This is going to be his debut in the IPL championship. However, he might not be able to play fully in the tournament owing to his national team – England’s series against Ireland in May.