IPL 2019: Three unknown players who could surprise the league
There is no doubt that the Indian Premiere League is the best T20 league in the world at the moment. IPL offers a great stage to cricketers from all around the globe, even unknown players who can use the league to showcase their talent. Consider the examples of James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya, Marcus Stoinis and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. For many, IPL has also been a shortcut to international cricket.
Here, we take a look at three lesser-known foreign players who can surprise fans in the 12th edition of Indian Premier League.
#3 Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone is not a well-known name in the cricket world but he is a star performer in England's domestic cricket. He is a versatile all-rounder who bats right-hand and bowls right-arm leg-spin. The 25-year-old made his T20I debut for England against South Africa in 2017, but has managed to play just two T20Is till date.
His performances in recent times has been very good. Livingstone has scored a total of 1,110 runs from 47 T20 innings with 100 being his highest score. He has also taken 14 wickets at an brilliant average of 16.78 and economy rate of 7.70 from 14 innings.
He was bought by Rajasthan Royals at the 2019 IPL auctions. Livingstone is someone who can contribute in all three departments and could prove to be a handy all-rounder this season.
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