Abu Dhabi T10 Finals: 5 players who can be hot target in IPL 2021 auction- With the IPL 2021 Auction less than a couple of weeks away, franchises have already started analyzing who they should pick in order to further strengthen their squad ahead of the 14th season.
The short nature of contests means consistency is a highly difficult proposition both with bat and ball. Bowlers with an economy of under 9 in T10 League could be very good in T20s. Spinners who are successful in such a format could well thrive in the toughest T20 league.
The ongoing season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league has been an excellent stage for IPL teams to check out new talents who can be probable targets in the IPL 2021 auctions.
In this article we look at the five Abu Dhabi T10 league players IPL franchises could target in the upcoming auction.
Windies pacer Fidel Edwards is a familiar name in IPL, having featured in IPL 2009 for the Deccan Chargers and picked up 5 wickets in 6 games. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in 2013 but did not play for them.
Now with the end of his Kolpak contract, Edwards has expressed his desire to put his name in the auction back and play in the IPL for another time.
The pacer’s performance in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 can help his cause in the IPL 2021 auctions. Capable of spitting fire with the ball, Fidel Edwards is amongst the Top 10 wicket-takers in Abu Dhabi T10 and could be a name to reckon against if picked up by an IPL franchise in the auction.
One of the names that would certainly interest the franchises in the IPL 2021 auction- especially those who have struggled with their opening combination in the past- is the West Indian swashbuckler Evin Lewis.
Looking in red-hot form in the Abu Dhabi T10, Lewis has garnered 181 runs with an highest score of 73* coming at a staggering strike rate of 241.97.
Lewis, previously has represented the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 and 2019 seasons but he could not emulate his exploits of other leagues. He managed just 430 runs at an average of 26.88 and a strike-rate of 131.1 across two seasons and went unsold in the last auction. But given his current form, IPL teams would be eager to not miss out on a potential matchwinner in the upcoming auction.