2018 IPL auction: Capped youngsters who will hit jackpots

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  1. The auction is just a day away and the team managements surely will have an idea of which players to pick. Though the squad may look good on paper, there will be heavy competition to buy out the players. The youngsters, who are the driving force behind this cash-rich league, might also get a hefty sum. The Cricbuk team discussed 5 possible national team capped players who will go for big bucks in this auction.

KULDEEP YADAV:

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The crafty left arm leggie, he rose to fame when he took a hat-trick against Australia in 2017 ODI Series. Since then, there’s no turning back for this wily customer.

He is not afraid to toss the ball up in any situations and uses his skill to good effect. The need for a left-arm leg spinner to provide that variety to any bowling attack is definite to increase his value at the auction.

KAGISO RABADA:

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The No.2 test bowler, Rabada shows a fine exhibition of fast bowling. He can also swing the ball both ways at 145 clicks with control, creating doubts in the batsman’s mind.

With age by his side, he can become one of the greatest fast bowlers. There is a necessity for the teams to have a fast bowler of his class and is definite to create an impact in the auction.

RASHID KHAN:

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The first player from Afghanistan to play in the IPL, Rashid provided the impact even before playing, being bought for 4 crores in the auction, the highest for an associate team player.

He impressed everyone with his quick arm release and bowling at 90+ kph consistently. It will be least to say if he goes for a huge sum, as he is in the form of his life.

SANJU SAMSON:

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A player with a sound technique, Sanju is a fine wk- batsman who can not only hit boundaries at ease but also run quickly between the wickets.

Hailed by Dravid as the “Next Big Thing” in Indian Cricket, Sanju has the poise and hunger in him to score big runs. A player of such intent will definitely go for a lump amount.

BILLY STANLAKE:

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A tall player of about 204 cm, Stanlake’s International debut was not far away, after playing consistently in the domestic circuit. He uses his height to good effect and generates that extra bounce of the surface.

The need for a tall and imposing quickie to make early inroads is sure to go for a huge sum.

 

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