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Top 5 Overseas spinners who can win their first-ever IPL contract

5 Overseas Spinners who can get their first contract in IPL Auction 2020

Commencing its journey in the summer of 2008, the Indian Premier League or IPL has become a top-level platform for spinners around the globe for demonstrating their talents. Over the course of time, international spinners like Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir have turned out to be break out stars from this cricket extravaganza. As we move an inch closer to the auction of the last IPL of this decade on the 19th of December, we consider the best five international spinners who may taste their initial IPL contract.

Spinners who might win their first-ever IPL contract

  1. Hayden Walsh Jr: Making an impressive outing for Barbados Tridents, Hayden’s impressive CPL 2019 journey has made one of the topmost contenders to be worth vouching for this year. Ahead of the IPL 2020 Auction, this Caribbean cricketer has picked up 22 scalps in the aforementioned edition. His ability to perform leg-breaks can be a difference maker on spinning Indian tracks. Also, the cricketer recently made his 50-over debut against Afghanistan for the West-Indies. Considering the potential of this youngster, the owners of the IPL franchises would keep a close eye on his performance.
  2. Rahkeem Cornwall: This young West Indian spinner possesses all the ingredients necessary to be a top-tier spinner in the world of cricket. A few months ago, he made his test debut. In the Caribbean Premier League, Cornwall represents the St. Lucia Starts in 41 matches where 22 players were victims to his caliber of spin. This all-rounder has also scored four half centuries in the shortest format of the game and holds a tremendous 150+ strike-rate in the 20-20 version. With his ability to score a handful in the death overs and his precious off-spin, the hard-hitting Caribbean would be an asset to vouch for in the upcoming auctions.
  3. Adil Rashid: In 167 appearances, Adil Rashid has made 189 T20 victims. The USP of this Englishman lies in roping the line and length of the pitch by dishing out his incredible leg-spin. A team like the Kings XI Punjab may look to go all-out for the Brit as they traded their marquee spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with the Delhi Capitals recently.
  4. Nathan Lyon: Nathan Lyon is being highly regarded as one of the best Australian spinners in history. However, this prolific spinner is yet to find his luck among franchises in the auction of IPL. He boasts of an amazing record in the domestic KFC T-20 Big-Bash. His significance in the shortest format of the game lies in his being extremely economical.
  5. George Linde: Currently representing Cape Town Blitz, South African spinner George Linde is the man to watch in the current edition of Mzansi Super League. In domestic cricket, post a string of impressive performances, against India, this protean spinner recently made his international debut. In 80 matches, this left-arm spinner has scalped over 80 wickets. With these performances, he has been a top draw in the upcoming auction of the IPL 2020.

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