5 Overseas players who will play in IPL for the first time in 2019
There are still few months left for the 12th edition of the IPL, but the world's biggest franchise-based T20 tournament has already started to be the talk of the town. The players' auction for the upcoming IPL was completed in December, last year, and all the franchises have now prepared their teams according to their requirements.
The ICC World Cup 2019 will start soon after the conclusion of IPL and as a result, many players have backed out from this edition of the IPL, while many players will leave the tournament mid-way.
Considering this fact, most of the franchises have tried to select those players who will be available throughout the IPL.
Now, let's have a look at the 5 overseas players who will be playing in the IPL for the very first time in 2019:
Oshane Thomas (Rajasthan Royals)
West Indian bowler Oshane Thomas made his ODI and T20I debut against India, in the recent West Indies tour of India, where he grabbed everyone's attention with his brilliant bowling skills.
A consistent bowler, who can clock 145km/h on a regular basis, Thomas troubled the Indian openers, particularly Dhawan, and ended up being West Indies' most successful bowler in the T20I series.
The 21-year-old was the second highest wicket-taker in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League. Playing for Jamaica Tallawahs, Thomas scalped 18 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 17.6 with an economy of 8.36. His strike rate of 12.6 was the best among the bowlers.
His accuracy and pace could make him the real deal in the IPL as well. Rajasthan Royals bagged Thomas at a price of 1.1 crores at the auctions and this will be Thomas' first IPL tournament.
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