As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 auction, which is scheduled to be held on 26 and 27 January, is around the corner all eight teams will lock horns to buy best players from the auction pool to establish strong teams for the 11th IPL. With most of the teams have retained either one or two players they have to buy utility players for the upcoming IPL. With world’s one of the best franchises based leagues is going in Australia IPL franchises’ scout teams must have been looking at the development of the tournament as plenty of youngsters are making a mark in BBL. Hence, here are 10 youngsters who will be in the eye of IPL franchises.
This 22-year-old youngster from West Indies has taken Australian cricket fans by surprise by producing mouth-watering spells for the Hobart Hurricanes. He is now talk of the town. His ability to swing the ball and keep batsmen in check have caught eyes of cricketer experts and fans. So far, Archer has taken nine wickets in six matches. He must be in the eyes of IPL franchises as he has the ability to take wickets and score some important runs down the batting order.
This 19-year-old Indian origin Australian player has been in good form. While playing for the Sydney Thunder Arjun Nair showed tough character at pressure situation. Since Thunder have a strong top order Nair hardly gets an opportunity to play big innings. So far, he came to bat at the middle order and smashed some important shot to either add important runs or played a crucial role while chasing a big total for the Sydney Thunder.
Cameron White is known for hard-hitting batting style. He has experience of playing in IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. However, after 2013 he was overlooked by IPL franchises. This time around he will have a good chance to find a team. White has scored 285 runs in six matches at an average of 142.50. While playing for the Melbourne Renegades his contribution in the top order put Renegades at the third position with 8 points in six matches. His current form has already impressed Australian selectors, as a result, he was picked for Australian ODI team for England series at home. No doubt, he will be under the scanner of IPL teams.
This Brisbane Heat opener Chris Lynn is known for his big smashes. In 2017, he played for the Kolkata Knight Riders but the franchise didn’t retain for IPL 2018. However, he will be one of the big players in the auction pool. His ability to give his team a flying start will help him to fetch a big bucks IPL deal from a franchise.
D’Arcy Short may be a new name to the Indian fans but for your kind information, he is the highest run-getter in BBL 2017/2018 so far. This southpaw is the opener for Hobart Hurricanes and one of the vital cogs behind Hurricanes’ rise to the fourth position from the bottom of the points table. Short’s ability to play big shorts have already helped him to score 406 runs in six matches at an average of 81.20. He has already notched up one century and two fifties. No doubt, he will be one of the big names in the IPL auction.
This Adelaide Strikers middle-order batsman has been in good form. He has amassed 224 runs in six matches at an average of 56. His contribution in the middle order brought Adelaide Strikers to the top of the points table. The Southpaw will be under the watchful eyes of IPL franchises.
This right-arm fast-medium bowler has picked up eight wickets in six matches while playing for Adelaide Strikers. Stanlake’ medium pace and handy batting at the lower order will make him a utility player.
This medium pacer has been in good form. He is another star in the Adelaide Strikers team who played an important role to bring Strikers at the top of the table. Laughlin has taken 11 wickets in six matches. His form will definitely catch the attention of IPL franchises.
Andrew Tye, who played for now defunct Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017, will be one of the big names in IPL auction. Currently, he is the highest wicket-taker in BBL 20172018. In six matches Tye has taken 16 wickets. His ability to keep batsmen in check will help him to bag an IPL deal.
This Afghanistan spin wizard Rashid Khan has already marked his presence in BBL while playing for the Adelaide Strikers. Rashid has already taken 11 wickets in six matches. In 2017 IPL he had an outstanding season with Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, he will be under the watchful eyes of IPL franchise.