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6 West Indies power hitters who could attract good bids in this year's IPL auction

Gavish Soni
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Modified 03 Jan 2019, 16:51 IST

ICC World XI v West Indies - T20
ICC World XI v West Indies - T20

IPL is going to enter its twelfth season in 2019. There are speculations that the venue of IPL 2019 could be shifted from India to UAE or South Africa due to the General Elections in India. IPL auction for the 2019 season is going to take place in Jaipur on 18th of December.

IPL has become one of the most prominent leagues in the world. Every year talent from around the world come to India to showcase their talent in the IPL. They become overnight sensations by their performances. IPL has also become the biggest international platform for the youngsters and relatively unknown players to exhibit their talent. It also helps them to fetch a hefty sum in the auction.

West Indies players are known to be the hard-hitters of the ball. They have produced lots of power hitters who possess the ability to turn a game single-handedly by their continuous hard hitting. Franchise go all out for these players at the time of the auction. Players like Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Pollard, Evin Lewis had fetched huge contracts at the IPL in the past.

This year too, West Indian players would be hot property at the auction. There are several West Indies players who have performed brilliantly in the CPL and T10 League. Franchises and their scouts are keeping a close eye on them. They have prepared themselves before the auction so that they could go at any level to purchase these players.

Here are the six West Indies power hitters who could attract good bids in this year's IPL auction.

6. Darren Bravo

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Tournament
Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Tournament

Darren Bravo is a left-handed middle-order batsman from Trinidad who idolizes the great Brian Lara. He is blessed with a fair set of skills and a good temperament. This year in CPL Darren Bravo showed a completely new side of himself. He played an unbelievable innings 94 runs in just 36 balls against the St. Lucia Stars. He chased down the target of 213 for his team TKR from a vulnerable position of 71 for 3 in 9.2 overs. He hit 10 sixes and six fours in that inning.

Every franchise would want a player like Darren Bravo in the middle order who could change the game by playing fearless cricket and hitting big shots continuously. Bravo was lacklustre the T20 series against India. He could still be a useful purchase for the franchises for reserve as Australian players would be unavailable for the complete tournament.

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