IPL is one of the most prominent leagues around the world. Every cricketer wants to take part of this lucrative cricket league once in a while. Most of the players managed to bounce back to their international career from the stage of IPL. Many aspirants sign up for the auction lists but only a few were picked by the franchises. Let us have a glance at the list of popular players who want to test their luck in their first ever IPL.
- Jofra Archer( Rajasthan Royals)
Jofra Archer, the terrific speedster made a splendid performance in the Big Bash League this year. He is picked by the Rajasthan Royals franchise for a massive sum of Rs.7.20 crores. He amazed the audience with a tremendous strike rate of 143.3 and the bowling average of 23.2 in his T20 career. He was born to English father and Bajan mother and dreams to play for England some day. His all-round capabilities and peculiar Yorker make him an outstanding choice for the team.
- D’Arcy Short(Rajasthan Royals)
D’Arcy Short is all set to play his maiden IPL tournament for Rajasthan Royals. This Australian batsman played a crucial role behind the title victory of Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. He bagged the player of the series award for his score of 572 runs at an average of 57.12 and the highest score being 122. He will be a good choice to open the game along with Ajinkya Rahane. He was picked by the franchise for a stunning amount of Rs.4 crores. He was selected by the franchise on account of ban on Steven Smith.
- Sandeep Lamicchane(Delhi Daredevils)
This 17-year old leg-spinner was surprisingly selected by the Delhi Daredevils franchise. This Nepal player’s base price was Rs.20 lakh. He was invited by Australian cricketer Michael Clarke to play for Australian cricket club on account of his performance in Hong Kong T20 Blitz in May 2016. He is the first Nepali cricketer to play the IPL in 11 years of history.
- Moeen Ali(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
This all-rounder entered into team England after the surprise retirement of Graeme Swann. This off-spinner has an excellent economy rate of 7.38 and batting strike rate is 128 when the T20 career is considered. He was bought by the franchise at the price of Rs.1.70 crores.
- Evin Lewis(Mumbai Indians)
He was considered as the perfect partner to Chris Gayle to open the game for West Indies. He has a breath-taking strike rate of 154.9 in T20Is. He is bought by the franchise for Rs.3.80 crores in the auction. His potential to encounter pace and spin attack with same energetic style makes him the right option to open the game along with Rohit Sharma or Ishan Kishan. We can expect some exciting performance by this terrific opener in IPL 2018.