IPL Auction 2020: 3 West Indies players who could use series against India to get an IPL contract
West Indies' next assignment will be the limited-overs series (3 T20Is and 3 ODIs) against a strong Virat Kohli-led Team India. The reigning World T20 champions will face the hosts at Hyderabad on December 6th in the series opener before moving to Thiruvananthapuram (December 8th) and Mumbai (December 11th) for the remaining fixtures. The visitors who suffered a shock 1-2 series defeat in the T20I series against Afghanistan last month, have surprisingly dropped Alzarri Joseph and Shai Hope for the T20Is. The duo, however, have made it to the squads for the ODI series.
Despite the West Indies squad looking strong in all departments with a perfect mix of experienced and young players, the series defeat against Afghanistan has certainly raised questions ahead of the 2020 T20 World Cup. This series might be an opportunity for the players to make a mark and cement their places for the T20 WC.
It's no surprise that the entire IPL adores Caribbean players and with the 2020 IPL Auction fast approaching, this series might be an ideal platform for their players to earn IPL contracts. Players like Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King and Hayden Walsh Jr. have already proved themselves to earn lucrative contracts, courtesy their exploits in 2019 Cricket World Cup and Caribbean Premier League respectively. But there are a few players who could earn IPL contracts based on their performances in this series.
Let us now look at three talented players who could use this series to earn IPL contracts this time.
#3 Khary Pierre
Khary Pierre was instrumental in Trinbago Knight Riders' title win last year, producing a Man-of-the-Match winning performance in 2018 CPL final by finishing with the figures of 3/29 against Guyana Amazon Warriors. The 28-year-old slow left-arm orthodox spinner emerged as his side's second-highest wicket-taker in CPL 2019 with 10 wickets.
When it comes to powerplay bowling, Pierre has established himself as one of Trinbago's go-to bowlers, particularly in the last two editions where he has recorded an exceptional economy of 6.14 during 21 powerplay overs while bagging six wickets. A good performance against Kohli's men might fetch Pierre his first IPL contract.