After hosting a thrilling and exciting 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to organize IPL 2021 in India in the month of April and May.
The much-awaited mini-auction for the 14th edition of the T20 Championship will be conducted on February 18, 2021, in Chennai and all eight franchises will be looking forward to adding some crucial players to their squad and make it competent enough to help them lift the coveted IPL trophy in 2021.
Thus, the team-managements are keeping a close eye on the ongoing 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) and will be hoping to rope in a handful of overseas players who have done exceedingly well in Australia’s domestic tournament.
Here is the list of 5 BBL Players who can earn bids in the IPL 2021 Auction: –
1. Alex Hales
Despite having a rough start to his cricket career, England’s right-handed opening batsman Alex Hales is trying to rebuild his career by featuring in T20 leagues across the globe. The batsman has performed exceptionally well for Sydney Thunder in the ongoing 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League in Australia.
He is the highest run-getter in the marquee tournament thus far with a whopping 535 runs in 14 games. Along with that, Hales had recently broken Marcus Stoinis’ record of hitting most sixes in a BBL season by smashing 30 sixes in the ongoing edition.
Looking at his spectacular records in the T20 leagues, it won’t be wrong to say that England’s Alex Hales can earn a staggering amount of money in the upcoming IPL auction for the 2021 edition with teams like Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) going behind him.
2. Jhye Richardson
Australia’s right-hand fast-bowler Jhye Richardson has been highly impressive in recent times. The 21-year-old has managed to attract the attention of the who’s who of the cricket fraternity with his all-rounder abilities while playing for Australia and his franchise Perth Scorchers in BBL.
Since his debut in February 2017 against Sri Lanka, Richardson has featured in 9 T20 Internationals for Australia scalping 9 wickets and scoring 13 runs at 13.00. As far as BBL 2020-21 is concerned, in 14 games the all-rounder has picked 27 wickets at an economy of 7.09 along with hammering 89 runs with the bat at an average of 22.25.
Recently while playing against Hobart Hurricanes Jhye Richardson had registered himself as only the 3rd player with 25+ runs and 4+ wickets in a BBL match after Daniel Christian and Marcus Stoinis. Thus, it won’t be wrong to say that many franchises will be aiming for the Australian stalwart in the IPL auction.
3. Alex Carey
Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey was released by the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) ahead of IPL 2021 after he had failed to make a mark in whatever chances he got during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 29-year-old had featured in just 3 games scoring just 32 runs at an average of 16 and strike rate of 110.3. Carey was also just ordinary behind the wickets as he effected two catches in the marquee tournament. However, this is just the beginning for Alex Carey and he is expected to reach greater heights in his cricket career.
Carey has produced stunning performance in the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) for Adelaide Strikers with 412 runs to his name including one century and two half-centuries in 12 games at an average of 34.33 and strike rate of 126.38. The 29-year-old was also decent behind the stumps as he completed 20 catches.
4. Peter Hatzoglou
The 22-year-old right-arm bowler Peter Hatzoglou made his debut in the shortest format of the game in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) only. The tweaker managed to catch the attention of a lot of cricket fans and experts with his ability of rattling the opposition batsmen.
Though his team Melbourne Renegades failed to make a mark in BBL 10 as they lost 10 out of their 14 matches and finished as the wooden-spooners on the points table with just 16 points under their belt. However, Peter shined with the ball as he scalped 17 wickets from 13 games at an average of 22.9 and economy rate of 8.27.
Recently, Australia’s veteran spin wizard Shane Warne was also in awe of Peter Hatzoglou as he heaped praises on the youngster and backed him to bag a lucrative deal in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
5. Colin Munro
New Zealand’s opening batsman Colin Munro adds a lot of value to any T20I side in the world but hasn’t been able to weave his magic in IPL yet. He’s been a part of the IPL for three seasons (2016, 2018, and 2019) across two teams (Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals). The batsman has played just 13 games scoring 177 runs at a mere average of 14.75 and a strike-rate of 125.53.
However, he can attract buyers in the upcoming auction for IPL 2021 after a stunning performance in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League. Playing for Sydney Sixers, Colin Munro has amassed 438 runs at a decent average of 29.20 and a strike rate of 128.82, with 82 runs being his highest score.
The 33-year-old also boasts of having an impressive international record in the shortest format of the game. In 65 matches, he has scored 1724 runs at an average of 31.3 and strike rate of 156.4.
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