5 PSL 2019 players who can expect a bid in IPL 2020
The PSL saw many stellar performances, paving the way for international recognition for many overseas players.
Updated - Nov 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Even before the initiation of IPL 2020, the star-studded league has garnered a lot of attention due to its trading window. Ahead of the IPL 2020 auction, the trading window has given a lot of surprising deals for the fans. A few noteworthy transfers being- Ajinkya Rahane to Delhi Capitals, Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians and Ravichandran Ashwin to Delhi Capitals.
The trading window has certainly boosted the excitement level of IPL 2020. Meanwhile, the IPL 2020 auction is not too far away. The franchises will be placing their cards on the players who have showcased their calibre in domestic leagues all around the globe. One of the leagues, which gave rise to a lot of foreign talents was Pakistan Super League 2019. The PSL saw many stellar performances, paving the way for international recognition for many overseas players.
Such players will emerge as hot favourites to be picked for the upcoming IPL season for their explosive batting or economical bowling. Here are the five players who will be under the scanner of many IPL franchises due to their performance in the Pakistan Super League:
1. Luke Ronchi
IPL franchises are always hunting for a wicketkeeper who can also strengthen their batting attack. With decent wicketkeeping skills and explosive batting, Ronchi has been considered as a specialist in the shorter formats of the game. He has been a regular member of the ODI and T20I squads since his New Zealand debut. He has played some crucial innings for the Kiwis and has also showcased his batting forte in domestic leagues in many countries.
Ronchi represented Islamabad United in PSL 2019, where he delivered vital knocks for his side. One of his memorable knocks was against Karachi Kings, where he smashed a quick-fire half-century to propel his team to a good start. Despite being at the end of his international career, Ronchi has the capability to play crucial knocks for his side.
The 38-year-old can provide good starts and can finish off things in the death overs too. Ronchi also has the experience of playing 100 First-class matches where he has amassed 5614 runs at an average of 39.25 including 16 tons. The right-hander has also played in the IPL for Mumbai Indians in the 2008-09 season. He played five matches for them but gathered only 34 runs.