IPL 2020 Auction: 3 overseas spinners Mumbai Indians might target 

Ashwan Rao
Modified 01 Apr 2020
Top 5 / Top 10

#2 Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa

A regular fixture in the Australian limited-overs squad, Adam Zampa is one of the best leg-spinners in the world currently. The 27-year-old began his IPL career under Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016. During that edition of the IPL, the Aussie registered figures of 6/19 in four overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad at ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam which is currently the third-best bowling figure in the history of IPL.

After his two-year stint with the Pune franchise, Zampa found no buyers at the 2018 and 2019 auctions with a base price of INR 1 crore much to the surprise of everyone. Nevertheless, having proved his credentials in the shortest format of the game (144 T20 wickets) especially in the IPL, the leg-spinner could certainly add much firepower to Mumbai’s spin attack for the 13th edition of the league next year.

#3 Hayden Walsh Jr

Hayden Walsh Jr
Hayden Walsh Jr

With the much-experienced Kieron Pollard and new recruit Sherfane Rutherford already in their ranks, Mumbai Indians might be aiming to add more Caribbean flavour to their side for the next edition of the IPL by roping in leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr.

The 27-year-old had a memorable 2019 Caribbean Premier League campaign with Barbados Tridents by winning the title and ending up as the tournament’s highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets in just nine matches with his best figures being 5/19.

Hayden Walsh will surely be on the radar of several franchises having produced magical performances throughout the 2019 CPL and will be one of the players to watch out for at the 2020 auction. His promising display of spin bowling might just be what the doctor ordered for Rohit Sharma’s men who need an overseas spinner to complete their squad.

Published 01 Dec 2019
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