IPL 2020: 5 batsmen who can be used as bowlers

IPL 2020: 5 batsmen who can be used as bowlers

While some teams have strong batting units, the others are heavily armed in their bowling departments. Ultimately the teams, which will utilize their resources wisely, are likely to win the championship.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After a long wait, the IPL 2020 is finally just hours away from its opening tie. It will be another feather in the cap of the most celebrated T20 league in the world. The 13th edition of the tournament is more exciting than ever, with more fresh faces and a new set of rules. Most of the players will also be thrilled to return to the field after a brief COVID-19 hiatus.

Like all the seasons, it will be a battle between eight equals. While some teams have strong batting units, the others are heavily armed in their bowling departments. Ultimately the teams, which will utilize their resources wisely, are likely to win the championship. Even if it means using the bowling skills of some of your regular batsmen. These batsmen can make valuable contributions to their respective teams with their bowling effort in IPL 2020.

Here is the list of 5 batsmen who can be used as bowlers in IPL 2020:

1 . Steve Smith

Steve Smith, IPL, IPL 2019
Steve Smith. (Photo: IANS)

On paper, the Rajasthan Royals may not be the perfect T20 side, but the team can topple any opposition on a given day. The franchise has always managed to get the best out of their players. So, they will be looking to put up good performances after a couple of mediocre seasons. They have the required ammunition to win their second championship.

However, the departure of Krishnappa Gowtham has left a huge void in their spin department. They don’t have an experienced spinner to partner Shreyas Gopal. It might work against them, as the spinners might have a big role to play on the tacky surfaces of the UAE. That’s where their skipper, Steve Smith, can make a difference.

The Australian who made his international debut on the merit of his spin-bowling prowess can be Rajasthan’s back-up spin option if the situation goes south for them. He can still deceive the batsmen with his leg-breaks. Besides, on his return as the skipper of a team, he will be eager to prove a thing or two. And what better way than by taking wickets and contributing to the bowling unit.