IPL 2016: 5 foreign players to watch out for in IPL auction




The auction for 9th season of the Indian Premier League from April 29 to May 23 takes place on Friday in Bangalore.The IPL will be followed by ICC World T20 2016 from March 8 to April 3 making one of the most exciting T20 season in world cricket. A total of 351 players have been entered into the pool that will be available to go under the hammer. Only 116 spots are available.

Let’s take a look at top 5 international stars which can create wars among teams on Friday:

#1 – Martin Guptill

He has been best the T20 and ODI player this summer for New Zealand. He currently holds the record of highest individual score in World Cup and the second highest score in One Day Internationals of 237* runs scored against West Indies in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. He also recently scored fastest 50 by New Zealander and second fastest overall against Sri Lanka which was broken by Colin Munro twenty minutes later in the same match. He is definitely playing best cricket of his life at the age of 29. He has been listed as one of the marquee players in this year of IPL Auction, priced at a base price of Rs. 50, 00,000 and he would be one of the most targeted batsman in this year IPL auction.

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill

#2 – Shane Watson
One of the most talented all-rounder of world cricket and has been instrumental in Rajasthan Royals journey so far in the IPL. Recently making a comeback to Australian T20 side he scored a 100 in the third T20 and also picked up crucial wickets during the series. He has shown very good form in the Big Bash League helping Sydney Thunders to win title this year. He adds the much needed balance which every team needs and can also bring his experience into play. He has scored 2372 IPL runs at an Strike Rate of  141.27 in 78 matches adding to it he has also picked up 61 wickets at an average of 27.88. This clearly shows how dominating he has been over the years in IPL. This year many teams would be making him their prime target. He has been priced at Rs. 2,00,00,00.

#3 – Usman Khawaja

He has become a run scoring machine. This summer he has scored plenty of runs in all formats of the game. He has been termed as one of the most promising batsman in Australia. He scored 345 runs in only 4 innings in recently edition of Big Bash and scored important 70 in the final to help his team Sydney Thunder win title. He will be the target for many team teams especially Gujarat and Pune franchise who would be experiencing their first auctions. Priced at Rs. 1,00,00,00 we might see a strong battle among teams and a much higher price than his base price.

#4 – Mustafizur Rahman

The young left arm seamer from Bangladesh is the new bowling sensation of Bengal Tigers. His off cutters, change of pace, and various variations have made him one of the most successful bowlers in year 2015. He was also included in ICC ODI Team of the Year 2015.

He won Man of the Match in his first two ODIs played against India and returned with total wickets 13 wickets in three match series which is currently the highest by any bowler in his debut series. He also won Man of the Match award in his Test debut against South Africa. So far he has played seven T20Is since debut and picked up 10 wickets at an impressive average of 14.9 and an economy rate of less than 6 runs per over. He can be one of the Bangladesh players after Shakib Ul Hasan who can grab big price at the auctions. He has been priced at Rs. 50, 00, 00.

#5 – Jos Buttler

One of the most dynamic batsman in world cricket at this moment, Jos Buttler has been backbone of England shorter form of the game. His ability to score quick runs late in the innings and his all-round abilities can make him one of the highest purchases during auction. He holds one of the unique records of scoring all his One Day hundreds in less than 100 balls. Three franchises Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai are already in the running for him before the opening bid has been announced. He has been one of the few players from England who have been listed for auctions priced at Rs. 1,50,00,000.

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