New Delhi: The 2021 IPL auctions happen on February 18 in Chennai. Some of the biggest names in the Indian cricket scene will be on test finding out how much they are worth.
A total of 164 Indians are to go underneath the hammer. Among them the six uncapped players who might strike massive on auction day are –
Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan could very well crack the IPL code during the auctions. The Chennai-born lad showed his mettle in the just concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Shahrukh’s 19 – ball 40, managed to bring Tamil Nadu into the semifinal earlier. The 25-year-old has been well recorded for the big hitting expertise as his strike charge of 220 was perfect. As an effective hitter, he could very well be on the radar.
Kerala’s Mohammed Azharuddeen has become a single day sensation after record-breaking 137 dismantling Mumbai in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy fixture in January. Azharuddin, lit up the Wankhede Stadium with 11 sixes throughout his record-breaking knock. The 26-year-old made 214 runs from 5 innings. His batsmanship will most likely bring in massive bids.
Down and out was Baroda when it required 15 off three balls against Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarterfinal. This is when the Vishnu Solanki magic worked. With a 6, 4, 6 and a helicopter shot, he clearly blew everything away. His knock against Tamil Nadu left all awestruck. Solanki will certainly be an enormous draw on the public sale.
Baroda’s left-arm paceman Lukman Meriwala bolstered his case for the massive stage as he showcased his finesse. Meriwala led the bowling charts with 15 wickets from eight matches. The 29-year-old was instrumental in his 3/28 ouster of Punjab. He generated great tempo and bounce to rattle the Chattisgarh batsmen. Meriwala’s adept use of variations could kindle curiosity in franchises.
Left-arm sensation Chetan Sakariya deftly put up his case for the auctions with a scorching Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy marketing campaign for Saurashtra. His correct bowling alongside a wonderful mix of variations. Sakariya turned the one bowler within the top-15 to concede lower than 100 runs within the match.
Bengal opener Vivek Singh’s sensible 100* in opposition to Jharkhand within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January, immediately put him on the IPL radar. The left-hander plundered 208 runs in 5 innings with two 50-plus scores.