IPL 2022: 10 foreign players who might get maiden contract due to addition of two teams
Here are 10 foreign players who might grab an IPL contract for the first time because of the addition of two new teams.
Updated - Oct 30, 2021 11:54 am
After a very long time, the IPL is getting revamped and restructured. The BCCI and the IPL’s governing body have decided to add two new franchises and the money to fetch the ownership is humungous. Perhaps for the icon and elite players, the mega auction brings a profusion of demand and opportunities but for the neophytes, it can become a big outset.
Since every IPL franchise will build their squads almost from the scratch, the superabundant appetite this time can positively reward the newcomers. And if the retentions are curbed up to a maximum of three players then certainly more than 150 cricketers are bound to be bought at the 2022 mega auction table.
Here are 10 foreign players who might grab an IPL contract for the first time because of the addition of two new teams:
1. Devon Conway
For Devon Conway, the migration from South Africa has rewarded him extraordinarily. The cricketer, since September 2020, has become the new sensation of NZ cricket and plays all three formats. In Test cricket, the southpaw already has a double hundred at Lord’s and in even the T20Is, the numbers are staggering. In fact, from his 15 T20I games, Conway already averages around 55 and strikes at 148.36.
From his 107 appearances across the globe, Conway has smashed 3582 runs at an incredible average of 44.22. Also in terms of the fifties and centuries, the left-handed batter has amassed 27 fifty-plus scores and 2 centuries. Such numbers are certainly very credible to bag him an IPL contract in the world’s toughest T20 league.
The 30-year old can easily perform the roles of what the likes of Quinton De Kock, Devdutt Padikkal and Nitish Rana offer and in fact can also be used as a floater in the middle-order. Besides all this, Conway is also a gun fielder and an occasional wicket-keeper. Hence, such an action-filled offering will throw a big mark on many IPL team’s selection radars.