IPL 2019: 3 Overseas players who can lead to a bidding war
Many foreign players are in the frame to steal the show.
Published - Nov 18, 2018 8:13 pm | Updated - Nov 21, 2018 3:47 am
The Indian Premier League (IPL), eleven years on, is getting better and bigger with every new edition. The upcoming season is still some months away, though, its preparations have already begun. Earlier this week, teams came up with the list of released and retained players, to make sure they make it count in the auction.
As reports suggest, the event will take place on December 16 and 17 in Jaipur. A bunch of players who made the headlines, recently, would be hoping to make it big. The franchises though will have to keep in mind the purse left with them and accordingly get engaged in a bidding war.
In the last few auctions, overseas players stole the show, getting big bucks out of it. Likewise, many foreign players are in the frame this year as well. We bring you three of the players who can lead to a bidding war among franchises in the upcoming auction:
1. Sam Curran
The talk of India’s recent tour to England, Sam Curran, impressed one and all with this all-round brilliance in the series. The youngster troubled Indian batsmen with his seam bowling, taking 11 wickets in four matches. The southpaw was equally good with the bat. He displayed a wide range of shots and played at a demanding strike-rate, making a total of 272 runs in the seven innings.
Curran looked as strong in the ongoing Sri Lanka-England assignment as well, contributing in both the Tests. His fellow teammate, Ben Stokes was the most expensive buy during the last auction and who knows, Curran can take over this time around as all-rounders always remain in high demand in the IPL.