IPL teams have been busy during the interim trade window and player auctions. Delhi Daredevils grabbed their local boy, Shikhar Dhawan during the trade window. Chennai Super Kings bagged their homeboy, Mohit Sharma splurging big cash during the auctions. There has been a lot of changes in the dynamics of the league. Let’s look at the key player to look out for in IPL 2019.
Kings XI Punjab brought Varun Chakaravarthy for INR 8.4 crore. This mystery spinner can be lethal under a shrewd captain. He has 7 different variations with the ball, which he displayed in Tamil Nadu Premier League. He took nine wickets in the tournament with an economy of 4.7. In the List A circuit, he has 22 dismissals from 9 matches at an economy of 4.23. He can face undue pressure cause of the hefty price tag.
2018 was the breakout year for the English wicketkeeper. He scored over 1025 runs from just 22 ODIs last year. He scored 4 centuries and 2 half centuries in the time period. Bairstow joining David Warner at the top for Sunrisers Hyderabad will be exciting to watch. He is certain to set the tournament ablaze.
Chennai Super Kings splurged INR 5 crore to get Mohit Sharma back into their setup. He has 90 wickets from 81 games in IPL. His back of the hand slower balls were deadly when he donned the yellow jersey. The Dhoni – Mohit combine can click for the team once again.
Kuldeep Yadav has become a part of IPL 2019 through Kolkata Knight Riders. The man had been bought at 5.8 crores and is one of the key players of the team. Kuldeep Yadav is a left arm bowler that had started out his career as a fast Bowler. The man has a tremendous record of bowling well at key positions in the matches resulting in victories. He is currently in the fifth position in ICC T20 Bowling Rankings.
Shimrom Hetmyer at just INR 4.2 crores is a steal for Royal Challengers. He’s a proven batsman, that too in West Indies tour of India last year. He can be a long time pending middle order solution for RCB. If he clicks, they are a strong contender for the title.
Another young player that deserves a mention in the key players to look out for is Yuzvendra Chahal. The man had been bagged by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2019. Yuzvendra Chahal is a right arm leg break bowler who is one of only two players in the world who has a six-wicket haul in T20s, the other player being Ajantha Mendis. Yuzvendra Chahal had repeatedly proven himself to be the best of bowlers in T20 Cricket and this man is guaranteed to become one of the best players of RCB team in IPL 2019.