IPL 2021: Top 5 wicketkeepers to watch out for in auction

IPL 2021: Top 5 wicketkeepers to watch out for in auction

Wicketkeepers have a significant role while balancing the team perfectly.

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Sam Billings. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Just few hours go for the mini auction and the excitement is all building up. Apart from that India beat England convincingly in Chennai by a huge margin of 317 runs. But the show is not over in Chennai. A day after the 2ndtest,we have the 2021 IPL auction in Chennai itself and the proceedings of the same will begin at 3 pm.

After the initial draft of 1097 players, the final list of 164 has been released by BCCI. Some important names like Sreesanth have been omitted while young talents like Arjun Tendulkar have been included. Different teams require players of different roles, batsmen, bowlers, all-rounders and so on. Wicketkeepers have a significant role while balancing the team perfectly and let’s take a look at some of the wicketkeepers who might earn big in Auction.

IPL 2021: Top 5 wicketkeepers to watch out for in auction

1) Alex Carey

Alex Carey
Alex Carey. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Australian wicketkeeper played for the Delhi Capitals last IPL season but was released by the franchise the very next year. Carey did not play many matches for Delhi in the season and did not get a chance to express himself.

But he is a exciting talent and a good keeper. He was one of the top scorers in the recently played BBL scoring as many as 425 runs. He also took 20 catches and scored a century. He is also usually Australia’s first choice keeper when available in LOIs

He is also a good player of spin and sweeps the ball very well. With the IPL expected to be played in India this is a very important skill. He also bats at a very decent strike rate. Thus Carey can be a wicket keeper to be watched out in the auction.