The Indian Premier League (IPL) Mini Auction is just a few days away, and all franchises have begun planning their strategies for the frantic event.
T20 cricket is an unpredictable format where batters typically have the final say and bowlers have very little room for error. As batters become more adept at creative strokeplay and power-hitting, bowlers must constantly improve to stay ahead. Some bowlers have excelled at this challenge and have established themselves on the T20 circuit.
1. Sam Curran
Sam Curran, the 24-year-old seam-bowling all-rounder who has already achieved a lot in his career, will be a target for many teams after his sensational T20 World Cup 2022 tournament, where he unlocked himself as England’s death bowler. A lot of teams will be interested in Curran.
2. Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi has a track record of success in the game’s shortest format. He has played in 204 games and amassed an incredible 237 wickets at a 7.23 economy rate. The master spinner has a ton of variations at his disposal. Shamsi could be a useful addition to any team because he is a true wicket-taker. As a result, a lot of IPL teams might try to use the South African spinner.
3. Adam Zampa
Australia’s top spinner in the limited-overs league is Adam Zampa. For his country’s team, the leg-spinner has been trusted to deliver pivotal breakthroughs, and he has done so on the majority of occasions. Zampa has the ability to win games with the ball and is a valuable player for any team. He may thus be the target of many franchises at the auction.
4. Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan has been well-known in the T20 format. In the shortest format, the 34-year-old has played in 295 games and claimed an absurd 310 wickets. He is well known for his death bowling skills and has played a significant role in England’s T20I squad. Since Jordan has a lot to offer as a player, teams may try to sign the England cricketer at the IPL 2023 auction.
5. Chris Woakes
In all formats, Chris Woakes has performed for England. Woakes has been a strike force for England at the beginning of the innings and has the ability to move the ball both ways. He has also demonstrated his bowling prowess in the IPL. In the lucrative T20 tournament, he has made 21 appearances and taken 30 wickets. IPL teams might be interested in signing the England pacer as a result.