IPL 2019: 3 domestic players who would be first-choice injury replacements this season
The Indian Premier League 2019 is set to start at the end of March this year, and the ICC World Cup 2019 will follow immediately after. Unlike the previous seasons, this is the first time that both the General Elections and the World Cup will be affecting the tournament. Hence, it would be interesting to see how this edition unfolds.
Injuries are common in such a long tournament and hence, we see a number of replacements being announced during the course of the season. However, this season, a number of star players are already missing, and so the need for getting quality replacements would be more urgent than usual.
Like every domestic season, this season has also showcased a number of talented players who have shown immense skills on the field. A few of them were not picked by any IPL franchise for the upcoming season.
On that note, here's a look at the first three names who could be considered for the IPL if any Indian player is ruled out due to an injury.
1. Aditya Sarwate
Vidarbha cricketer Aditya Sarwate has emerged as one of the best all-rounders in the country this season. The right-hand batsman, who is also a left-arm spinner, has impressed everyone with his all-round skills - which could earn him an IPL spot in the upcoming season.
The 29-year-old has picked up 55 wickets this season and has contributed with the bat too for his team. He was the difference between both the teams in the final of the Ranji Trophy which was clinched by Vidarbha.
An all-rounder is the most crucial part of a T20 team, and Sarwate has all the boxes ticked to shine in the IPL. Hence, he would be a good option for the teams to consider as an injury-replacement.