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IPL 2020: Three overseas players Sunrisers Hyderabad could consider at the auction

Meit Sampat
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 04 Nov 2019, 18:17 IST
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#2. Ross Taylor

New Zealand v England - T20: Game 2
New Zealand v England - T20: Game 2

Ross Taylor last played IPL cricket in the year 2014 and since then has not found takers at the IPL auction. In 55 IPL games, the former Kiwi middle-order batsman has scored 1017 runs at a strike rate of 123.72.

Taylor is an experienced campaigner in the T20 format and in 84 T20I innings, he has scored 1699 runs at a strike rate of 121.96. The last two years have been successful for the Kiwi batsman in the T20 format. In 2018, in 10 T20 internationals, he averaged 38.20 and in 2019 he averages 33.14 in eight T20 internationals.

Sunrisers may look to bid for Taylor in place of Martin Guptill who could not give them the desired results in 2019 IPL season.

Taylor has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Pune Warriors in the past and is no stranger to IPL cricket. He is in the twilight of his career but is still an effective batsman in the middle order.

#3. Fabian Allen

Fabian Allen.
Fabian Allen.

The 24 year old all-rounder, Fabian Allen, could be the all-rounder who Sunrisers Hyderabad might target in the 2019 IPL. Shakib, as stated, will miss the 2020 IPL season and Allen could be his replacement for the Hyderabad franchise.

Allen bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin and is an aggressive batsman in the death overs. He made his international debut in October, 2018 in India but is yet to make an impact on the international level.

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He has made rapid strides in the Caribbean Premier League and is an excellent fielder. In domestic T20 cricket, Allen has an exceptional strike rate of 168.51 with the bat. He has an economy of 7.52 with the ball in domestic T20 cricket and can contain the scoring of runs in the middle-order.

Allen is a relatively unknown name in the IPL and he will look to replicate the performances of his fellow Caribbean teammates and make a name for himself in the most lucrative T20 league in the world.

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