IPL 2020: 5 players Rajasthan Royals (RR) should target in the auction
Earlier, the Jaipur-based franchise was known for investing in lesser-known players and unearthing the talent.
Updated - Dec 18, 2019 10:54 am
The 13th auction in Indian Premier League history will take place this Thursday as the fate of many international stars will be decided in Kolkata. The auction has produced several surprises in the last few years and the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals have been major spenders in the last two seasons.
Earlier, the Jaipur-based franchise was known for investing in lesser-known players and unearthing the talent. The likes of Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sachin Baby and Ravindra Jadeja are its finest examples. However, in the last two seasons, the fans have seen Rajasthan submitting massive bids for Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat and other stars.
Expect RR to continue with the same approach in the upcoming auction as well and here are the 5 players that they may target in IPL Auction 2020:
English opener, Alex Hales has been a top player in the shortest format of the game. The right-handed batsman has played 60 T20I matches for England, aggregating 1,644 runs at an average of 31.02. He is a part of the Top 15 in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen.
Though he has been instrumental in the T20 format, he has achieved little success in the IPL. Hales has only featured in 6 IPL matches and scored 148 runs at an average of 24.67. His strike rate of 125.42 shows that he has not played freely in the world’s grandest league.
The team management of his previous franchises did not give him much opportunities but since Rajasthan Royals have showed their faith in English players hence, they should sign Alex Hales and give the required chances to develop into an IPL star.