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IPL 2019: 5 Players to watch out for

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Sunil Joseph
Modified 06 Jan 2019
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With the Indian Premier League right around the corner, franchises will be busy scouting other franchises to strategize more effectively. While certain players are very well known due to their experience in the IPL, there are a few players fans may not be aware of.

These are the players that are more than capable of taking the game away from the opposition at any moment and teams will be wise to keep an eye out for such underestimated hidden gems. Every season has produced such players who have put on scintillating performances for their respective franchises and the same is expected this year as well. 

That being said, here’s a look at the 5 players to watch out for in their year’s IPL. Players have been included in this list on the basis of their recent form and abilities.#5

#5 Varun Chakravarthy (Kings XI Punjab)

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy is a mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu who captured everyone’s attention when he was bagged for INR 8.4 crore during the IPL Auctions. Fans were left wondering more about the young bowler. 

Varun is known for his seven variations with the ball and he rose to prominence in the Tamil Nadu Premier League where he played for the Siechem Madurai Panthers. He scalped a total of 9 wickets in 10 games at a very good economy rate of 4.70.

He was deceiving batsmen left, right and center. In fact, he was instrumental in the Madurai Panthers lifting their maiden TNPL trophy.

It will be interesting to see how well he performs in the IPL since very little is known of him. A lot will be expected of him considering his heavy price tag. He is definitely one of their players to watch out for.

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Published 06 Jan 2019, 10:20 IST
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