Abu Dhabi T10 Finals: 5 players who can be hot target in IPL 2021 auction- With the IPL 2021 Auction less than a couple of weeks away, franchises have already started analyzing who they should pick in order to further strengthen their squad ahead of the 14th season.
The short nature of contests means consistency is a highly difficult proposition both with bat and ball. Bowlers with an economy of under 9 in T10 League could be very good in T20s. Spinners who are successful in such a format could well thrive in the toughest T20 league.
The ongoing season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league has been an excellent stage for IPL teams to check out new talents who can be probable targets in the IPL 2021 auctions.
In this article we look at the five Abu Dhabi T10 league players IPL franchises could target in the upcoming auction.
Ali Khan (Delhi Bulls)
Abu Dhabi T10 has turned out to be a great outing for Ex- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Ali Khan from USA. On Monday he took 2 wickets for 4 runs in two overs, On Tuesday, Khan bettered his own effort by picking 3 wickets in 5 balls without giving any run – making him a hot property for IPL 2021 Auctions.
The American cricketer is currently the second highest wicket-taker Abu Dhabi T10 with a total of 7 scalps from six games.
Fidel Edwards (Delhi Bulls)
Windies pacer Fidel Edwards is a familiar name in IPL, having featured in IPL 2009 for the Deccan Chargers and picked up 5 wickets in 6 games. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in 2013 but did not play for them.
Now with the end of his Kolpak contract, Edwards has expressed his desire to put his name in the auction back and play in the IPL for another time.
The pacer’s performance in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 can help his cause in the IPL 2021 auctions. Capable of spitting fire with the ball, Fidel Edwards is amongst the Top 10 wicket-takers in Abu Dhabi T10 and could be a name to reckon against if picked up by an IPL franchise in the auction.
Evin lewis (Delhi Bulls)
One of the names that would certainly interest the franchises in the IPL 2021 auction- especially those who have struggled with their opening combination in the past- is the West Indian swashbuckler Evin Lewis.
Looking in red-hot form in the Abu Dhabi T10, Lewis has garnered 181 runs with an highest score of 73* coming at a staggering strike rate of 241.97.
Lewis, previously has represented the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 and 2019 seasons but he could not emulate his exploits of other leagues. He managed just 430 runs at an average of 26.88 and a strike-rate of 131.1 across two seasons and went unsold in the last auction. But given his current form, IPL teams would be eager to not miss out on a potential matchwinner in the upcoming auction.
Fabian Allen (Northern Warriors)
Fabian Allen is another Caribbean cricketer who can be on the radar of IPL teams. Slow left-arm orthodox bowler with the ability to contribute some big shot with his willow, Fabian Allen could be a new name that can take the IPL by storm.
Allen features in the list of Top 10 wicket-takers in the Abu Dhabu T10 and has the ability to produce a breakthrough in crunch situations.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Delhi Bulls)
The first batsman for Afghanistan to score a century on debut in an ODI match, Gurbaz can be yet another cricketer from the Associate nation after Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahaman, who will be on radar of IPL franchises in the upcoming auction.
Gurbaz has been in exemplary form in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League, amassing 150 runs from 6 matches with an explosive strike rate of 197.36. A batting powerhouse with the ability to decimate any bowling lineup on his day, the 19-year-old could be a sought after name in the IPL 2021 auction.