IPL is arguably one of the most popular and is the most-attended sports leagues in the world. It has offered extraordinary limelight to a lot of amazing careers and we’ll be talking about some of the ones in this article that have created an overwhelming buzz for 2020.
Before we discuss the catchiest players of IPL 2020, let’s understand the tournament and players acquisition format in a nutshell. Players can be acquired by three ways: in annual player auction, trading players with other teams during the trading windows, and signing replacements for unavailable players. As IPL has become so popular that even online gambling has started for IPL, the overall commercial value and player prices have also soared significantly in the market.
As cricket is only getting more popular with time, this season’s IPL auction was a bit surprising. There were a couple of franchises who completely surprised in terms of some teams splurging big time on players way out of their leagues, thus causing a huge meltdown among the fans. While a few franchises failed to go hard on players who could have made a significant difference in their team. Let’s have a look at the players to look forward to.
Chris is a gig-hitting Aussie batsman. He is one of the players who are worth breaking the bank. Though Kolkata Knight Riders have released him, no second doubt about it that KKR could have been the one after him for the grabs. Chris has proved himself time and again, that he can be a reliable player for shouldering the responsibility of winning. With Lynn announcing himself as a destructive force in the shorter formats of the game during the recent T10 league, it will not be something out of the blue if people go-gaga over his performances this season. This time Mumbai Indians bagged him at a base price of 2 crores
Although Tom Banton is a new kid on the block, but he has gained immense popularity with his winning streak in T20 blast last year. In terms of his batting style, Banton is the perfect encapsulation of the modern-day batsman. This doesn’t mean that he is a slogger as Banton maintains a fairly solid technique while still managing to attempt his jaw-dropping ramps and reverse sweeps even against quick bowlers.
Such talent never goes unnoticed amongst IPL teams. Interestingly, Banton mentioned that he has been a fan of Mumbai Indians and has followed them since his childhood.
In the past Morgan’s performances was rather disappointing with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab, which have kept him away from being bought by any team. But for this very season, one of the greatest things was to witness the comeback of Eoin Morgan, who went to KKR at a whopping 5.3 crores. He is currently one of the best middle-order batsmen in the shortest format of the game. And especially against spin bowling, he’s one nightmare for the opppsition.
Cummins created a history by becoming the most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL. And this price tag can be justified by his par excellence performance, as world’s best test bowler at the moment. What was more impressive was his economy rate of just 6.61. His lower-order batting skills may have also added to his value. His performance in the past justifies his price and the great experience that he brings to the table is commendable.
K L Rahul is going to become the captain of Kings XI Punjab. He has his own magnetism in the league and is extremely talented. It’s no surprise either given the quality that he brings to the team as a batsman and as a wicketkeeper. For the last two years, he’s been the best performer for the King’s XI with the bat. And this the right time for him to accept this responsibility and further polish his leadership skills. He is definitely the one player to look forward to and especially when it comes to his captaincy skills many spectators are keeping a keen eye.