The IPL is undoubtedly the biggest T20 cricket league in the world, and another exciting season is set to begin.
This will be 12th edition of the league, and the tournament will take place right before the Cricket World Cup. However, India might not host all the matches of the tournament due to the general election; a similar rescheduling had happened in 2009 and 2014.
Eight teams will participate in the IPL, and all the franchises seem to have done well in the IPL auction. The teams had already retained their key players in the trade window, but they strengthened their respective squads at the auction. All the eight teams bought a combined total of 60 players, and a sum of Rs. 106.80 was spent at the auction.
Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy were the costliest players at the auction; both players were sold for Rs. 8.4 crore. English all-rounder Sam Curran was the most expensive overseas player, with and Kings XI Punjab buying him for Rs. 7.2 crore.
The IPL is a long tournament. Several domestic players groom themselves in the competition by playing against top-notch international players. Some players have done well and proved their mettle in the league as well as international cricket, while others have faded away after promising starts.
Here, we look at five players who could be the top run-scorers in the IPL next year.
5) Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the legendary players of the IPL, and he has an impressive track record. The Mumbai franchise has won three IPL titles under his leadership, and he has also scored a lot of runs with the bat.
Rohit will be aiming to play big knocks in the IPL next season, which could help him build up good momentum for the World Cup.
Rohit is the third highest run-getter in the IPL, and he has beenn playing the tournament right from the first season. He initially played for Deccan Chargers, but Mumbai Indians bought him in 2011.
Rohit has played 173 IPL matches, and he has scored 4493 runs at an average of 31.86. He is a serious contender to be the Orange Cap winner next season.