IPL Auction 2020: 5 players who could earn their maiden contracts
The auction for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to take place on 19th December. The franchises had released their final list of the retained players last week and they would look forward to signing some new players who can help them win the title.
There have been a plethora of players who have succeeded in their IPL career by playing good T20 cricket over the last few seasons. Players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli have been a part of the league since 2008 and they still are an integral part of their IPL teams.
However, a few players are yet to earn their maiden IPL contract despite starring in international cricket since the past few years. All of them would be hopeful of getting a bid in this auction so they can also begin their IPL career. This article features the list of 5 cricketers who can earn their maiden IPL contracts in 2020.
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#5 Sheldon Cottrell
The 30-year-old Jamaican fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has performed exceptionally well in the year 2019. With his quality left-handed pace bowling and the different variations, the Caribbean player has wowed the entire cricketing fraternity. He was an integral part of the West Indian squad which took part in the 2019 ICC World Cup. Cottrell finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker from his side with 12 wickets in just 9 matches.
Looking at his numbers in the shortest format of the game, the Jamaican fast bowler has played 19 T20 internationals where he has scalped 27 wickets. His bowling average of 19.40 is quite decent while his best bowling figures record of 4/28 can tempt the franchises to sign him.
A lot of teams lack a quality pacer in their squads, hence, the chances that Cottrell earns his maiden IPL contract this year are very high.