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IPL 2018: 5 overseas spinners to watch out for

SENIOR ANALYST
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Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders - IPL T20
IPL is set to begin from 7 April

IPL 2018 is set to begin from 7 April. This season is going to be a blockbuster as it marks the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after serving a ban of two years.

Spinners have been the limelight for all the editions. A side without a good spinner is definitely a team on the lower side.

There have been various Indian spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel who made it to the Indian side through their exceptional performances in the IPL.

Overseas spinners add experience to the entire team and contribute heavily to their success.

Let's look at the five overseas spinners who will be up to trouble the batsmen with their different kinds of variations.

#5 Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh v Australia - 1st Test: Day 4
Hasan's bowling experience will be tested by the world-class batsmen

Although Shakib Al Hasan is normally termed as a bowling all-rounder, one needs to acknowledge the capabilities he has as a spinner. Shakib was bought for INR 2 crore by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He is currently ranked at the 2nd position and 10th position in the all-rounder and bowling rankings respectively. He has played 61 T20Is in his career and bagged 73 wickets at an astounding economy of 6.8.

Shakib has been a huge contributor in the IPL too. As a batting all-rounder, he has played 43 matches in his IPL Career and bagged 43 wickets. Shakib will be up to contribute to his bowling abilities along with his batting abilities.

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