IPL Auction 2020: 3 top Mzansi Super League performers who could get huge bids

Janneman Malan
Janneman Malan
Gautam Chauhan

The second season of Mzansi Super League will see Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans battle it out in the final on the 16th of December. South Africa's domestic T20 league will be on the radar of the IPL franchises. MSL will be the latest T20 league which will conclude before the IPL auction and the top performers from the league will surely make their case stronger to get huge bids in the auction.

The current form always plays a key role in helping players get their respective contracts in the IPL. Ergo, the players in good form will definitely get the advantage in the auction, which will take place in Kolkata on the 19th of December.

All the teams will come into the auction with their planning and strategy. It is well said that half of the battle is won or lost in the auction and all the teams will look to fill in their missing pieces.

On that note, we take a look at three top performers from MSL 2019 who can get huge bids.

#3 Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

South Africa's veteran pacer Dale Steyn was at his best in the Mzansi Super League while playing for Cape Town Blitz. Steyn scalped 15 wickets in the eight matches of the tourney he played at an average of 15.13 and a strike rate of 12.8. Furthermore, the ace paceman conceded his runs at an economy rate of 7.09.

Steyn was earlier released by Royal Challengers Bangalore and he has been shortlist at a base price of ₹2 crore. The talisman had scalped four wickets in the two matches of IPL 2019 for RCB before he was ruled out with an injury. Thus, he had straight away made an impact with his bowling.

Steyn has all the experience under his belt and it won't be a surprise if he gets a big bid in the auction.

#2 Ben Dunk

Ben Dunk
Ben Dunk

Australia's southpaw batsman Ben Dunk was able to deliver the goods for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the MSL 2019. The left-hander provided solid starts to his team and he was able to hit the ground running. Dunk is all set to end up as the leading run-getter of the tournament with 415 runs in the 10 innings he played with the help of three half-centuries.

The 32-year-old scored his runs at an average of 51.87 and a blistering strike rate of 149.81. Dunk's best knock came against Tshwane Spartans when he scored an unbeaten innings of 99 runs.

The Queensland opener had also scored 342 runs while playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League 2018-19 season. The left-hander scores his runs at a strike rate of 130.29 in the T20 format and he can be a handy addition to teams like Rajasthan Royals who will look to get an opener in their side.

#1 Janneman Malan

Janneman Malan
Janneman Malan

South Africa's right-handed batsman Janneman Malan has impressed with his performances in the recent past. Malan scored 358 runs in the nine matches of the MSL 2019 while playing for Cape Town Blitz. The right-hander scored his runs at an impressive average of 44.75 and a strike rate of 149.79. The opener also scored three half-centuries in the tourney.

Malan's best score of 99 runs off just 59 balls came in the opening match of the tournament against Jozi Stars. The right-hander scores his runs at a strike rate of 135.54 in the T20 fold and he has the skills to get off the blocks in a jiffy.

Ergo, teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore who need an opener in their side can bid high for a batsman like Janneman Malan. The Proteas batsman also has the experience of playing in the Indian conditions as he was part of the South Africa A tour to India.

Edited by A. Ayush Chatterjee


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