IPL 2020 Auction: The SportsRush present before you three names who have done well in the CPL 2019 and might do the same in IPL 2020.
The seventh edition of the Caribbean Premier League had witnessed Barbados Tridents defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors by 27 runs to clinch the title on this Sunday. The tournament unleashed some novel heroes across departments.
The inclusion of both the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker in the West Indian limited-overs team for their upcoming series against Afghanistan is a testament to the success of the tournament as far as finding new talent is concerned.
With these players doing well in West Indies, they are most likely to entice eyeballs from IPL scouts who are preparing well for the upcoming IPL auction. Don’t be surprised if any of these players attract a bid in the auction to be held in December this year.
IPL 2020 Auction – 3 CPL 2019 players who can be successful in IPL 2020
Guyana opening batsman Brandon King was arguably the find of the season after becoming the highest run-scorer in the tournament. In 12 matches, King amassed 496 runs at an average of 55.11 and a strike rate of 148.94 including a century and three half-centuries.
Having scored three consecutive half-centuries during the league stage, King scored 132* (72) with the help of 10 fours and 11 sixes during the Qualifier 1 against a bowling attack consisting of Jason Holder, Harry Gurney, Shakib Al Hasan and Hayden Walsh.
The 24-year old right-hand batsman has it in him to be an effective name in the Indian Premier League.
It is a significant achievement for a lower middle-order batsman to score 218 runs at an average of 27.25 and a strike rate of 177.23. Having represented West Indies in 12 ODIs and 10 T20Is, Allen might just get to play his maiden season of the IPL this season.
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Playing for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Allen played a vital role in two of their victories. While Allen scored 37* (15) with the help of five fours and two sixes during a successful 242-run chase against Jamaica Tallawahs, he scored an unbeaten 62 (27) with the help of seven fours and three sixes in another winning effort against the same opposition.
With Allen being a bowling all-rounder despite being underused in this tournament, he is an idle cricketer who contributes across departments.
Tallawahs wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips was in supreme both behind and in front of the stumps in CPL 2019. Opening the batting with Universe Boss Chris Gayle, Phillips scored 374 runs at an average of 37.40 and a strike rate of 144.96 including three half-centuries.
With two out of this three half-centuries coming when Gayle was dismissed for a single-figure score, it speaks highly about him performing when his team requires him the most.
The 22-year old right-hand batsman might not have justified his potential in T20Is for New Zealand but this season of the Caribbean Premier League might just change the game for him.