IPL 2020: 5 Australian players who deserve a bid in the upcoming auction
Only one player in the list is yet to make his IPL debut.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 1:26 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) became the perfect platform for players from all the nations to showcase their skills by playing alongside the Indian players. Over the years, cricketers from almost all countries, even from lesser-cricket playing nations, have earned accolades through the extravaganza. The overseas stars have also lauded the T20 league for it’s top brand of cricket.
Among the overseas recruits, cricketers from Australia undoubtedly have stood out and lit up the tournament in almost every season. The sportsmen from down under are also highly adaptable to alien conditions that aid them in finding success in sub-continent pitches. It is not only their players, but the inputs from Australian coaches have been instrumental for the struggling franchises to turn their fortunes around.
We take a look at five Australian players who deserve a bid in the IPL 2020 auction
Back in the year 2016, Adam Zampa was recruited by the Rising Pune Supergiant for a base price of 30 lakh INR. He underwent a meteoric rise for his national team, having made his debut in the same year in February and becoming a regular fixture in the Aussie side. After an excellent showing in the ICC World Twenty20, the leggie translated the same in the cash-rich league.
His best performance in the 2016 season came against the Sunrisers Hyderabad when he took a six-wicket haul against them, including the prized wickets of Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh. The 27-year old hasn’t hit the stride as of late, having also lost his spot midway in the 50-over World Cup. However, given his sensational display in the ODI series earlier this year against India, Zampa can be a trump card in the spinning decks of sub-continent.