IPL 2020 Auction: 5 Indian players who can be costliest picks
A lot of the young stars and even veterans of the game must be doing their prayers every day in a bid to win a contract.
Published - Dec 14, 2019 1:45 pm | Updated - Dec 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Whenever an IPL auction date comes close, the whole of the Indian domestic circuit awaits with patient eyes to see if they can win a contract or not. It’s obviously not easy for those players to get a sniff at the big-money contract, but the entire process of waiting to see their name go under the hammer to the eventual output, good or bad, is a hard time to deal with.
A lot of the young stars and even veterans of the game must be doing their prayers every day in a bid to win a contract. Besides that, they will also push the extra mile every day to fall in the eyes of the franchises, who tend to keep an eagle eye on a huge number of players. This is a very critical week for most of them, whose life could change with the striking of a small hammer.
Here are five such Indian cricketers who will be feeling the jitters but are expected to take away pretty expensive contracts from the tournament:
1. Sai Kishore
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore was unfortunate to miss out on a contract last year, but that agony only made him work harder. After finishing the Ranji campaign on a high with Tamil Nadu last season, Sai Kishore was breathing fire with the white ball in both Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, playing a crucial role in helping his team reach the finals.
Kishore is one of the smartest off-break bowlers in the Indian domestic circuit and has proven it time and again. He definitely has a knack of picking up crucial wickets at crucial junctures, which made his presence all the more important for Tamil Nadu throughout the limited-overs season.
There are many teams in dire need of a good quality Indian spinner. The Royal Challengers Bangalore do have a quality spin attack but they could need some backup going into the tournament’s latter stages. The Sunrisers too could make a bid for him as the only Indian spinning options they have right now are Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma.