With the IPL coming up, it is time we reflect on which player to look forward to from each team. Whether you are a seasoned cricket T20 enthusiast, or a novice looking at having some talking point during the next cricket conversation in your gang of friends, here is information that can help you out! So here is a list of the key players from each team that you can keep an eye out for and bet on, this VIVO IPL 2018.
DJ Bravo – CSK :
The West Indian is one of the best death bowlers in the world. Critical to CSK’s success in previous years, his form would be crucial if CSK were to emulate their fruitful past. He is also more than handy a finisher and can turn games with his unique batting style. Having said that, who but none knows how athletic he is on the field.
Virat Kohli – RCB:
Well, the only readon to pick Kohli over ABD was the former being better facing leg spin than the latter. The best batsman in the world, Virat ‘run machine’ Kohli, Is determined to win TAB the coveted trophy that has eluded them, having lost thrice in the finals. RCB stand a great chance if Kohli were to play like he did on the 2016 season.
Glenn Maxwell – DD:
Switch hits, unorthodox batting and part time-off spin, Maxwell has it all!The Australian boom-boom machine is one of the most dangerous batsman on the world when at his best. He can single-handedly turn games on their heads if his all-round performance in the 2nd T20I in the Trans-Tasman series was of any indication.
Hardik Pandya – MI:
The young, fiery all-rounder has been crucial to India’s recent development. Having earned comparisons with the great Kapil Dev, Pandya is an expert finisher with the bat. If he can consistently give 4 overs with the ball in hand, he could be the player around which the whole of Mumbai Indians would revolve. He is a bright, sparkling talent who can also be useful in the field.
Ben Stokes – RR:
When Mr. Madley said Ben Stokes during the auction, all the trams were interested in shelling out crore for him. Stokes, who was for the second year running, the most expensive player, could well define RR’s season like he defined RPS’ season last year, when he won the player of the tournament. If we were to see anything of that sort again, then RR fans could brace themselves for victories.
Rashid Khan – SRH:
This teenage, leg-spinning sensation has become an instant hit. Bamboozling everyone with his variations, he is surely going to be amongst the wickets. His form is also very good and he ensured Afghanistan’s participation in next year’s world cup.
He can also hit a few lusty blows down the order.
David Miller – KXIP:
The man who helped Punjab reach the final in 2014, David Miller ‘the Miller’s will hope to inspire Punjab to their maiden title. His batting prowess has been witnessed by one and all. If you bowl it in his arc, it would surely disappear out of the park. His last year’s century against Bangladesh was an example of how deadly he could be.
Dinesh Karthik – KKR:
Perhaps the most surprising choice, DK has been included in this list for his heroics against Bangladesh in the final of the Hero Nidahas Trophy. Appointed as the captain of KKR, he would be hoping to ensure his experience behind the stumps is of some influence. KKR fans can be assured that they have an unsung hero in their team who can be their anchor as well as finisher.
So, there you are, the players that you need to know something about this season! Play on!