We are in the business end of the tournament in this year’s IPL and a few talented players have impressed one and all and might be up for grabs in the IPL auction 2021.
Few players can claim to grabbing the limelight especially when in a team that consists of two of the most destructive and consistent T20 batsman but DDP as they call him has been an epitome of focus. It’s only a testament to his success that he has notched up five half centuries in his first full fledged season and still has been able to do it playing conventional cricket shots. If Royal Challengers Bangalore do not retain him he can certainly name his price.
It’s such a shame that Ruturaj Gaikwad’s team, CSK have not been able to make it to the playoffs because it certainly was a treat to watch him open for the men in Yellow, CSK did finish the group stage at the bottom of the pile but it seems not all is doom and gloom after finding a couple of home grown talents, Ending the campaign on a high, Gaikwad scored three back to back half centuries to take CSK upto the tally of 12 points in the table lending some credibility to their horrible season, Such is the charm and the style of batting of Gaikwad that he combines the strokeplay of Ajinkya Rahane with a Steve Smith like temperament, Something to be treasured.
The Rajasthan Royals have always had this love affair with young players, Whether it be young Swapnil Asnodkar or Kamran Khan, With a mentor like Rahul Dravid the idea is clear, Youth are the future, Ther’s a reason it’s called the Indian Premier League for a reason. The 18 year old Batsman from Assam has certainly showed his long hitting prowess this season, Winning the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad almost on his own and while there are other players like Rahul Tewatia who have certainly performed better, Riyan Parag gets the nod for the level of maturity shown by him at that age.
This will truly be remembered a sthe year that Ishan Kishan came into his own, Although he has been a part of the Mumbai Indians setup for several years now, 2020 is the year that he has cemented his legacy as one of the most talented keepers in the country, The Southpaw has predominantly batted at number 4 in the MI lineup and has tackled the spinners equally well as the seamers, No wonder then that he has been called up to Australia.
Although consistency hasn’t been Samad’s strongest trait he has most notably won some matches for SRH on his own, Gifted with immense strength and can bowl a couple of rank off-spinners to go with it, Samad in no way is a finished article but he certainly has the raw talent to build upon. Following his late exploits in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy he might be on the radar of most teams when it comes to finding an Indian All-rounder for the long haul.