IPL 2019: Five teams that should target Shimron Hetmyer
Hetmyer will be one of the hottest prospects in the auction and it will be interesting to see how big he can go with his price.
Published - Oct 30, 2018 5:33 pm | Updated - Oct 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Many expected the ongoing India-Windies ODI series to be a one-sided affair, but a certain left-handed batsman by the name of Shimron Hetmyer had other ideas. These two players have made a prolific difference in the side and thanks to their contribution, the visiting team has given Virat Kohli’s men a run for their money.
Shimron Hetmyer has been particularly impressive with his aggressive intent. He is another one of those typical Caribbean batsmen, who has the Calypso DNA running through his shots and has the crowd-pulling ability. In the four games thus far, he has notched 250 runs which include a hundred and a fifty.
He certainly has done enough to catch the eyes of the IPL franchises, who are currently validating and short-listing the names which should be released from the squad. Hetmyer will be one of the hottest prospects in the auction and it will be interesting to see how big he can go with his price.
Here are five teams who might need his services in the upcoming season.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore
One of the most attractive T20 sides in the globe, RCB’s quest for silverware doesn’t seem like ending soon. But acquiring Shimron Hetmyer, who is in a way reminiscent of an RCB legend Chris Gayle, can work wonders in the long term. They can use him as an opener and as a middle-order batsman and surely, he is capable of batting well on Indian tracks.
The Bangalore franchise currently has players like Brendon McCullum, who is aging and is not at his best anymore. Looking into the future, Hetmyer might be best suited in this lineup and if he can instantly start performing well, the title drought might as well come to an end for the big club.