CPL 2019: 5 lesser-known batsmen who can be useful picks in IPL 2020
These batters can turn out to be superstars if given a chance in the prestigious tournament in India.
Published - Oct 7, 2019 2:03 pm | Updated - Oct 7, 2019 2:03 pm
The Caribbean Premier League 2019 has thrown up some bright talents, both in the bowling and batting departments. The West Indies are the defending T20 World Cup champions and the CPL has been a breeding ground of a number of bright prospects. The ongoing season has been no different and features a number of cricketers, who can make a name for themselves at the highest level.
In the meantime, other T20 leagues from across the globe will be keeping a close eye on the event, one of them is the Indian Premier League (IPL). The auction for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league is scheduled to take place on December 19. There could be a number of new batsmen in the CPL, who could find a place in the auction and later go on and wreak havoc in the IPL.
Here are we look at five batters in CPL 2019, who can be more than handy picks in IPL 2020
Brandon King has been the find of the CPL in the batting department. And it won’t spring a surprise if he gets picked in the West Indies national team in the near future. He made his debut in the format in 2017, but this season has seen him putting forth his absolute best. He is among the leading run-scorers of the tournament, having notched 453 runs from the first 11 games at an average of 56.62.
The Jamaica-born has racked up those runs at a strike-rate of 151 and has given his team, Guyana Amazon Warriors, flying starts on most occasions. King was at his very best in the Qualifier 1 against the Barbados Tridents at the Providence Stadium. He scored 132 off 72 balls with 10 boundaries and 11 sixes. It helped the Warriors score 218 and win the encounter by 30 runs to progress to the final.