IPL 2018: Death-overs specialist for each IPL team
The competition between the bat and the ball is getting heftier by the day, courtesy the short boundaries, flat pitches, and thicker blades. In T20 cricket, especially the Indian Premier League, more often than not the matches go till the last over, and the need for a death overs specialist becomes substantial.
In the IPL player auctions 2018, it was evident by the strategies imposed by the franchises and the demand for the aforementioned genre of bowlers turned sky-high.
Here is the list of death-overs specialist that each IPL team will bank upon in 2018 season.
Rajasthan Royals - Jofra Archer
The Barbados-born fast-bowling sensation played for West Indies U-19s in 2013. Post that, Jofra Archer has been playing for Sussex in the County Championship since the last couple of years.
With quite a thin bowling setup for the slog having Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ben Laughlin and Stuart Binny, Rajasthan Royals will bank on the young boy for his heroics and recent form at the death.
He was bagged by RR for a whopping ₹7.2 crore in the IPL player auctions after a bid-war against Sunrisers Hyderabad.