5 picks from the T20 World cup who can go big in the IPL 2023 Auction:
Lower-ranked teams throughout the tournament have made the winning trends depart from normalcy by causing major upsets. These upsets, undeniably, owe a lot to the Paladins of the teams who gave the big guns of the game a run for their money. We have chronicled a few names here who have produced unbelievably brilliant performances throughout the tournament and chipped in their part for ripping off the tag of ‘minnows’ from themselves.
Especially with the drafts of the most celebrated cricket league of the World, the Indian Premier League just around the corner, it would be a shock if IPL franchises don’t secure the services of the following players:
What else can chant his greatness louder than the fact that he is in the list of the top scorers of the tournament along with Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. The Dutch batter has plundered a ginormous total of 242 runs in the 8 innings he entered the arena during the World cup. The New Zealand born has been thrashing opponents with a decent average of 36.15 while striking at 124.01 since 2021. Apart from that, during the same time, the 28-year scripted five fifties and a solitary hundred next to his name. Definitely an asset to have in your team when it comes to utilising the powerplay to its fullest.
Sikandar Raza has single-handedly helped his team cross the line many times. It is interesting to note here that in all of the three matches the Chevrons came out as victors during the mega event, the right-handed was declared the Player of the match. The Pakistan-born Zimbabwean has taken 10 wickets and amassed a total of 219 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 147 during the World cup only.
A must-have all-rounder who has the ability to carry the team with both bat and ball. In addition to that, he is quite swift in the field as well.
The next in the list is the Irish Wicket keeper Batter who solitarily helped his team cause major upsets during the tournament. The Irish team knocked West Indies, the only team with two T20 World cups in their cabinet, out of the tournament and reserved their place in Super 12s. Apart from that, the Irish team superseded their neighbours, the English team, in the Super 12 round as well. In both of these matches, Tucker played an essential role. He averaged above 40 throughout the tournament and collected a total of 204 in 7 innings.
Blessing Muzarabani scripted 12 scalps in the tournament next to him name, conceding around 17 runs per wicket in 7 innings. His pace helped him get rid of key players from the opposition team. In his recent outing, he was able to send the India Skipper, Rohit Sharma, to the pavilion. The right-handed can come in handy during the initial stages of the game. A great addition to any team who wishes to deliver an economical powerplay.
The Irish pacer, Josh Little, unlike his name, got a big record under his belt during the global event. The 23-year old became the 6th cricketer to achieve a hattrick in the ICC T20 World cups, second Irish to do so. This milestone further adorned his exceptional 11 dismissals during the tournament. A pacer like Little can be a ticking time bomb for the opposition. His heroics in the marquee event will surely get him many contracts from around the World and we can expect him to get a huge contract in the IPL this season as well.