5 Players for whom IPL 2020 is the final chance to make an international comeback
Unlike the last season, most of the international cricketers will be aiming to make their presence felt in this season as every nation is prepping for the T20 World Cup.
Published - Jan 9, 2020 4:19 pm
Updated - Jan 9, 2020 4:29 pm
For the cricketing fraternity, the biggest attraction of the year 2020 is the 7th edition of the T20 championship. Not only will it be the first ICC event of this decade, it will also mark the beginning of a new era where T20 cricket is likely to achieve greater heights.
Notably, the event is also returning after a gap of four years and thus, it will definitely help the game reach a new set of audience. Besides, all the participants will have a golden opportunity to bag one of the prestigious titles of the game.
Before that, the fans are assured of pure entertainment as the 13th edition of IPL will be played in a couple of months. Unlike the last season, most of the international cricketers will be aiming to make their presence felt in this season as every nation is prepping for the T20 World Cup.
Hence, with the youngsters, the selectors will also be keeping a close eye on the performances of established cricketers. Some of these yesteryear stars might get a ticket to Down Under if things go right for them in the upcoming IPL.
Here is the list of 5 cricketers for whom IPL 2020 is the final chance to make an international comeback:
1. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is one of the most underrated T20 cricketers in the world. Though he is not known for his power-hitting the southpaw has always been a consistent performer in this format. Whether it is for the Indian team or his IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings Raina has set several T20 records in his heydays including of the first Indian to score a century in a T20I.
Having said that it is hard to believe that he has not been the part of the Indian T20 team for the last 18 months. The reason being his string of low scores in the domestic tournaments and as well as in the IPL. In 2019 IPL he scored 383 runs in 15 games which is his second-lowest season total in his 12-year career. Still, he has been trusted by the CSK franchise and has been retained for the upcoming IPL saga.
At 33 it might be his final opportunity to make an international comeback. Though the Men in Blue have tried various options in the middle-order none of them have booked their permanent seat in the dressing room. That’s why if Raina can get some runs under his belt then he will be making a strong case for the T20 carnival scheduled in Australia later in the year. Notably, his experience of being the most successful batsman in IPL playoffs will suit the Indian team who has frequently buckled under pressure in the final stages of the global events.