5 in-form Indian players who deserve a bid in the 2020 IPL auction
These players have put the hard yards and now it is time to present them with deserving rewards.
Published - Aug 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Updated - Sep 15, 2019 8:57 pm
In India, several cricketers of different age groups are putting up flat out efforts to get the attention of the national selectors. These players score truckloads of runs or scale heaps of wickets in the domestic arena to allow themselves to play at the highest level. Along with it they also hope to bag an elusive contract in the most entertaining T20 league of the world, Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL has been a perfect platform for the young cricketers. Particularly in the last couple of years, the franchises have focused on nurturing the Indian domestic talents. Scouts keep a record of these players and then they make their way to the wishlist of franchises. Again this time some individuals deserve a bid for their wholehearted efforts in first-class cricket.
Here is the list of 5 in-form Indian players who deserve a bid in the 2020 IPL auction:
1) Abhimanyu Easwaran
India’s batting riches have reached a new level with youngsters putting up impressive performances. One of them is Abhimanyu Easwaran who is racking up batting records for fun. The Bengal opener’s growth has helped his state team immensely. In the last one year, Easwaran has been leading the batting charts in the domestic circuit.
He was the highest run-getter for Bengal in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. His average of 50 in the first-class matches and as well as in the List-A games proves that he is a complete player across formats. He also showcased his power game in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy where he piled on more than 300 runs at a strike rate of 137.
At 23, Abhimanyu is already knocking on the doors of Indian selectors. So it will be a shame if he is not picked up in the IPL 2020. He can be a perfect fit for a couple of franchises and particularly for his state-based team, Kolkata Knight Riders. The Dinesh Karthik led-side has struggled with their opening combinations and that is why Easwaran can be a great addition to the team.