IPL 2021 phase 2: Top 5 CPL players who can bag IPL contracts with impressive performance in CPL 2021 – Windies Cricket organised Caribbean Premier League is all set to kick start from August 16th. Six teams will clash against each other for the championship. The CPL 2021 was postponed after the talk with BCCI in order to avoid the clash with IPL 2021 phase 2. This has turned into a big opportunity for players who are featuring in CPL 2021 to put their best foot forward and secure a contract for IPL 2021 phase 2. From New Zealand’s Colin Munro to Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, all these players will be keen to make a big impact in the CPL 2021 in order to get an IPL contract.
Many IPL stars like Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Pat Cummins and Steve Smith have pulled out from the second phase of IPL 2021 which will take in the UAE from September 19. This opens a door for many players who are in great form and can be added to IPL squads as a replacement.
So, We at Insidesport will take you through the list of CPL players who will be egar to perform in CPL 2021 to secure IPL contract.
Top 5 CPL players – Colin Munro – Trinbago Knight Riders
New Zealand opening batsman Colin Munro will want to get back in IPL with an impressive performance in CPL. Munro has represented Delhi Capitals in 2019 and in 2016 he was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Munro, who has played 65 T20I for New Zealand where he scored 1724 with the help of 11 fifties and three centuries, is one of the most explosive opening batsmen in T20 cricket. KKR can buy him back as they will be in desperate need of an opener with Shubhman Gill injured.
Top 5 CPL players – Sandeep Lamichhane – Trinbago Knight Riders
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane will be representing Kieron Pollard’s Trinbago Knight Riders. In 101 T20 matches, Sandeep has picked 138 wickets with an economy of 6.86. Sandeep has played for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020. He can be a valuable asset in IPL 2021 phase 2 which will be played in UAE.
Top 5 CPL players – Isuru Udana – Trinbago Knight Riders
Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana was part of Royal Challengers Banglore in IPL 2020, he played 10 matches picked up 8 wickets with an economy of 9.72. His international form has also taken a toll in the recent past. However, he will look to change the things around in CPL playing for Trinbago Knight Riders.
Top 5 CPL players – Sheldon Cottrell – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell, who represented Kings XI Punjab now known as Punjab Kings in 2020, will look to make comeback in the cash-rich league with a solid performance in CPL 2021. Rajasthan Royals who are searching for foreign pacers can sign him as a replacement. He has taken 140 wickets in 108 matches in T20 cricket.
Top 5 CPL players – Wanindu Hasaranga – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Sri Lanka spin bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has impressed everyone with his recent few performances. In the white-ball series against India, Hasaranga picked up 10 wickets. The right-arm spinner bagged three scalps in the ODI leg while in the T20I series, he was the leading wicket-taker with seven scalps to his credit. There were reports that Hasaranga has been approached by two IPL franchises to play in 2nd phase. If Hasaranga performs in CPL 2021 then he will assure a contract for himself in IPL 2021 phase 2.
Special mentions (Players to watch out for in CPL 2021)
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