IPL 2019: 3 lesser-known overseas spinners who’ll rule the auction
They have been consistent performers in T20 cricket over the last few months.
Updated - Dec 2, 2018 11:42 am
As far as the Indian Premier League (IPL) is concerned, the excitement doesn’t die down and any development surrounding the T20 tournament attracts the limelight. A number of prominent names will go under the hammer and for whom the franchises will go all guns blazing in the auction. Nevertheless, it has also been seen that many lesser-known players have gone on to attract massive bids.
It’s something which has taken many by surprise. Even this edition’s auction can also throw a few surprises. The pitches in India provide assistance to the spinners, and a number of teams will try and strengthen the spin attack. A few unknown faces in the spin department may also be up for grabs and teams may shell out a significant amount of money for them. We take a look at three of them.
The 25-year-old off-break bowler doesn’t have a whole lot of experience in T20 cricket, having played only 38 matches in his career. The youngster has picked up 32 wickets in those contests but has bowled at a stupendous economy rate of 6.80. He doesn’t turn the leather much but can hit the right-channels to keep a lid on the batsman. The tweaker can also bowl inside the fielding restrictions.
He made his debut in the 2014-15 edition of the Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder. He also went to ply his trade for Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and picked up 10 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 6.27. He is currently playing for Northern Warriors in the T10 League in Sharjah and has turned out to be a tough customer to deal with for the batsmen.