The IPL is being renovated and reorganized after a long time. The BCCI and the IPL’s regulatory body have chosen to add two additional teams, and the money required to secure ownership is enormous. The mega auction may provide a plethora of demand and prospects for the top players, but for the new and unknown players, it might be a significant outset.
However, the harsh fact is that some of the T20 superstars are often disregarded. They don’t garner a lot of attention at auctions. However, with the next major auctions, they may find some bids and go for colossal pay.
1. Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie has been South Africa’s finest batsman in the T20 World Cup. In five games for the Proteas, he scored 177 runs. Because of his outstanding efforts, South Africa stayed in contention for a semi-final position until the final match of the Super 12 stage. A total strike rate of 130.86 demonstrates that he can accelerate when needed and also act as an anchor. Many IPL clubs require the presence of a competent and smart batsman like Rassie van der Dussen.
2. Roston Chase
Roston Chase emerged as the CPL 2021’s leading run-scorer, jolting 446 runs from 12 games at a towering average of over 50. Even in his total T20 outings, the cricketer averages in the 40s and has a respectable strike rate of almost 130. In terms of the IPL, Chase may be envisioned as a batsman capable of occupying one of the top three batting spots. Because Chase can hit legitimate shots, he can effectively manage the innings, particularly in the middle overs. Chase, primarily at No. 3, maybe an interesting choice, particularly for franchisees who will play on very slow surfaces.
3. Reeza Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks has developed as a reliable T20I batsman for South Africa in recent years. The cricketer has been an aggressive top-order batsman who can make full use of the power play. Though he is not a strong ball hitter, the 32-year-old’s shot-hitting is exceptionally clean and precise in identifying spaces. Hendricks, like many IPL openers, may become a strong advocate for giving teams a strong start. Overall, clubs with little resources at the auction table may easily snag Hendricks in a decent deal.
4. Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell became a national hero after anchoring New Zealand’s innings against England in the semi-final. He excelled against the English bowlers by remaining calm throughout the innings. This may have piqued the interest of franchise owners as well. Aside from that, he can also bowl. Mitchell can bowl his medium pace well in the middle overs. In addition, he is a fantastic fielder. As a result, he provides a full package for any T20 squad.
5. Avishka Fernando
Avishka Fernando has recently established himself as a reliable white-ball batsman for Sri Lanka. As a top-order batsman, the cricketer likes to bat in the powerplay and has a wonderful touch in his stroke-playing. Avishka likes to attack spinners with sweeps and is equally effective on both sides of the wicket. Overall, he is a strong candidate for IPL selection, at the very least as a reserve. In fact, at spin-friendly locations, the 23-year-old may easily replace a non-Asian batsman from another country who may struggle with the circumstances.