IPL Auction 2020: 3 England players who could be a hot pick
The IPL auction for the 13th edition of the league is just around the corner as all teams formulate their plans for the big day in prospect in Kolkata. Each franchise would want to go about the business and target players who would add a great value to their setup at the forthcoming IPL auction.
A lot of overseas players will go under the hammer in order to get an opportunity to feature in IPL 2020. Players performing in various T20 leagues are expected to be in great demand based on their current form and their prowess in the T20 format.
Some of the England players, who have made giant strides in the T20 Blast and have also been successful in making it to their national T20I side, might also interest franchises for a possible bid in IPL 2020. In the recent past, England cricket have encouraged more T20-centric players to prosper at the international level.
As a result, there is a flurry of young individuals hoping to leave an imprint on the cricketing fraternity with their fearless style of cricket. There is a high possibility that some of the English players will make headlines at the IPL auction this year.
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Here's a look at 3 England players who might be hot picks in the IPL auction 2020:
#3 Tom Banton
The young English wicket-keeper batsman, Tom Banton, has made the news ever since his performances in T20 Blast for Surrey made him an overnight sensation in the cricketing world. Banton, the 20-year old opening batsman, has grabbed all the eyeballs with his eye-catching, unorthodox style of stroke-making.
In his first T20I appearance against New Zealand, his brief stay at the crease saw some of the greats highly rate the youngster to become the next superstar in T20 cricket for England. He idolizes Jos Butler, his senior teammate in the national team, and aims to follow his footsteps in acquiring the aggressive approach.
It is no doubt that Banton will be in huge demand even at the IPL auction for the 13th edition of the league. It was believed that the youngster was already in talks with Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, who were hoping to draw his services for the next season. Even other franchises might have a look-in at his profile as a possible recruit for the opening slot.