Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is just a couple of weeks away. It is the most celebrated and talked about T20 tournament for a reason.
IPL, over the years, has proved to be the perfect platform to cement your place in the national team. The mini IPL auction event held in Jaipur in November saw a lot of surprises.
A total of ₹107 crore was spent by eight franchise owners at the 12th edition of IPL auctions and there were some really interesting picks.
Here is a list of 3 unknown foreign players to watch out for –
#1 Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals)
English cricketer Liam Livingstone was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals in the mini auction. A right handed batsman, he possesses the ability to take the game away from the opposition with his ferocious hitting abilities.
Liam Livingstone is also a handy off-break bowler. His economy rate in T20s is 16.78.
He scored 318 runs in 7 matches with a staggering strike rate of 188 in T20 Vitality Blast 2018. The 25-year-old is currently playing for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League and he has got three 50+ scores in his bag.
He was sold to Rajasthan Royals for his base price – 50 Lac.
#2 Ashton Turner (Rajasthan Royals)
This Australian all-rounder was one of the two Aussies who got picked during the mini auction. He is touted as the next big thing in Australian cricket.
Tall and muscular, Ashton Turner can hit the ball a long way. He played for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. Ashton Turner scored 378 runs in 13 matches he played.
Considering how poor Perth Scorchers fared in BBL 2019, the record of Ashton Turner is far more than just decent.
He was also sold to RR for his base price – 50 lac.
#3 Keemo Paul (Delhi Capitals)
West Indies new teenage sensation Keemo Paul is making the noise for all the right reasons.
Just 20 years of age, he has got bags of potential and he can really prove to be the next sensation in Windies cricket.
Keemo Paul got picked by Delhi Capitals for his base price – 50 lac.