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IPL 2019: Predicting the backup wicket-keeper of each team

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MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

The cricket fans of the entire world are on the edge of their seats as the Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the schedule for the first 2 weeks of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. The entire cricketing universe is excited for the world’s best cricket league which will run for two months from March to May in 2019.

BCCI has already raised the excitement level of the fans by announcing the opening match of the 12th edition of IPL between the current IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The intense battle will take place at one of the most iconic grounds of India, Chepauk.

On the other side, the excitement is also high for the World Cup which will take place just after the IPL ends.

This has raised a big question, and that is, whether or not will the top wicket-keepers of the world like MS Dhoni, Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock, and KL Rahul play the entire IPL considering the upcoming World Cup. If they will not play, then it will raise the need of including a backup wicket-keeper in the playing XI.

In this article, we will have a look at the back-up wicket-keepers of each IPL team.

#8 Ankush Bains (Delhi Capitals)

Ankush Bains
Ankush Bains

Rajasthan Royals signed a youngster named Ankush Bains in IPL 2014 but he did not play many matches pertaining to his role of a back-up wicket-keeper. CSK bought him in the 2015 IPL auction for an amount of ₹10 lakh. He then moved to the Rising Pune Super Giant and in this season, Bains is a part of the Delhi Capitals side.

Given his role of a wicketkeeper, he could keep the wickets for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 if Rishabh Pant is not available. He could be the best second choice wicket-keeper for Delhi Capitals this season.

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