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5 breakout BBL stars who could earn an IPL contract

Anubhav Joshi
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Top 5 / Top 10
20 Jan 2018, 19:28 IST

BBL - Thunder v Hurricanes
Nair fielding against the Hurricanes

The Big Bash League was propounded mainly to support homegrown talent and to act as a feeder for Australian cricket. From economical bowlers to fiery batsmen to athletic fielders, this edition of the Big Bash has been a great platform for youngsters to showcase their talent.

The league has acted as a springboard for many superstars of the modern game - Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Chris Lynn and Adam Zampa to name a few. As the race to the BBL semi-finals heats up, we present 5 of the most promising players who might land an IPL contract for themselves at the end of the month.

Quite a few youngsters have climbed up the ranks in this year's tournament but these are the 5 who stood out with their exceptional performances.

#5 Arjun Nair

Nair made a mark early in the tournament by bagging 5 wickets in the first two matches against the Sixers and the Stars. However, as the tournament progressed, it was his economy rates which caught the public's attention. His ability to create pressure with the dots and to sneak in a couple of quiet overs has been handy for Shane Watson's men.

Barring the disastrous game against the Hurricanes, Nair has been very frugal with an economy of just 7.07. Such discipline with the ball surely puts him in a strong position for the auction.


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