CPL 2019: 5 lesser-known players who might make it to IPL 2020 Auction

These players have set the stage on fire in what's popularly known as the 'Biggest Party in Sport'.


Rahkeem Cornwall
Rahkeem Cornwall. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is into its seventh season and there has been cut throat competition and jaw-dropping excitement on the field. The extravaganza has also thrown up a number of prodigious talents. There’s various franchise based T20 events around the globe and the sides keep any eye on their counterparts to rope in some prodigious talents for their leagues.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is deemed as the most popular of them all and many cricketers have aspired playing in the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, the players need to cross a few hurdles in order to play the IPL. To begin with, they need to be in the auction and then hope for some bids to come their way. There’s still time for the next IPL and some new faces can well be a part of the auction.

Here we take a look at five unknown names from CPL 2019, who can make their way into the 2020 IPL auction  

Fabian Allen

Fabian Allen
Fabian Allen. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Fabian Allen is someone, who can play the big shots right from the word go and can find the boundary without much fuss. The attribute makes him a dangerous prospect in the T20 format as he can do some serious damage, especially at the death. The 24-year-old has been a massive part of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots this season after having to warm the bench for a chunk of the last season.

Fabian already has a strike-rate of around 180 with an average in the 30s, numbers which aren’t bad bearing in mind that he doesn’t get a lot of chances to bat. He was in the IPL auction last season and went unsold at INR 50 lakhs. But after how he has done in the CPL, Allen may well be picked by one of the teams, leave alone only featuring in the auction. Not to forget his handy left-arm spin.


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