Top 10 BBL talents IPL franchises should grab

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Top 10 BBL talents IPL franchises should grab

Top 10 BBL talents IPL franchises should grab

January 24, 2022

Author 77baji

Several players have put themselves in the storefront to be scooped up in the IPL auction as the BBL finals campaign gets underway.

On February 18, India's biggest franchises will compete for cash and throw it at the best T20 players in the world, if they submit their names to the BCCI for auction.

Glenn Maxwell landed a big IPL contract last year, signing with Royal Challengers Bangalore for $2.52 million, and he's been re-signed. Only Maxwell has been retained by his IPL franchise, which means the rest of Australia's T20 talent will be on the market.

Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, the pace duo, were paid handsomely last season. Meanwhile, Dan Christian and Moises Henriques were drafted as all-rounders.

In BBL11, Ben McDermott has been the clear standout with the bat, and Rashid Khan has been the clear standout with the ball. However, if IPL clubs want to go beyond the box, some underdogs could be easy pickings.

In this article, we will discuss who are the top players that could be popular choice for the important event.

In BBL11, Siddle has shown his talent and great set of skills, grabbing 23 wickets at an average of 18.74 and leading the wicket count after the regular season. In partnership with Rashid Khan, the former Test veteran has led the Strikers and shown poise in important circumstances. In a comprehensive display of his bowling skills earlier this year, the Victorian fast demolished the Hurricanes, taking 5-23 from 3.5 overs.

Siddle, who was once a stalwart of the red ball game, had to reinvent himself a few years ago in order to adapt to the T20 format.

He handled the adjustment well and bamboozled batsmen with precision and change-ups.

The 37-year-old is a well-known name in international cricket, having claimed two five-wicket hauls in Test matches against India.

Daniel Sams is one of Australia's most dynamic and intriguing players.

Because of his ability to perform with both bat and ball, he was picked up by the Delhi Capitals in 2020 when Jason Roy opted out of the competition. He was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021, where he played two matches.

After the regular season, Sams is in sixth place on the bowling leaderboard with 19 wickets at a 22.11 average.

The Thunder all-rounder also produced a swashbuckling 98* against the Renegades, helping his club to a 7-209 total before dismissing Melbourne for only 80 runs.

Last year, Sams signed Covid-19 before the tournament began and only played two matches before the competition was cancelled, forcing him to return home. The attractiveness of the Sydney native is his ability to dominate in both innings, making him a valuable asset to any team.

Sams has previously played four T20 internationals for Australia, taking four wickets and smashing a tidy 41 off 15 in a chase of 219 against New Zealand at the start of 2021.

Rashid Khan, who has consistently been one of the finest T20 bowlers in the world, has decided not to renew his engagement with SunRisers Hyderabad for the upcoming season.

The 23-year-old intended to go to market in the hopes of landing a better deal.

The SunRisers' CEO K Shammi confirmed that they would try to sign the great leg-spinner again if the transfer wasn't a compromise.

Khan has brightened the BBL once again, now standing 3rd on the bowling leaderboard with 20 wickets at an incredible average of 13.95.

Khan had a massive contract at over 1.66 million Australian dollars last season. He featured in 14 games for the SunRisers in 2021. Moreover, he took 18 wickets at 20.83, and his highest ever IPL season tally was 21 wickets.

The shrewd leg-spinner has a stellar record in T20 internationals as well. In 56 matches, he has 103 wickets at a stunning average of 12.73. Khan will almost certainly be signed for a comparable, if not higher, fee than last season, and teams would be foolish not to put their best foot forward to land the T20 great.

Hayden Kerr has been a standout performer for the Sixers this season, emerging as a surprise sensation. The Sydney-based all-rounder has been a part of the state system for a number of years and has benefited from his lengthy stint with the Sixers.

The 25-year-old aced it with the ball, finishing second in the bowling standings with 22 wickets at a fantastic average of 13. Kerr is also a solid batsman, though he hasn't had an opportunity to construct an innings because the Sixers' top-order has been on fire all season.

The stocky fast bowler bamboozled some of the top batters in the league with cunning variations and brilliant technique, highlighted by season-best figures of 4-32 against BBL leaders the Scorchers.

Munro, Turner, and Agar, all seasoned T20 batters, were three of his four wickets. Kerr has only played 19 BBL games and is unlikely to be offered an IPL contract, but his achievement in this year's league may entice some suitors if he puts his name down.

That’s it for today. We will cover more outstanding players in our next article. Do come back and check it out in the next few days.