In Test Matches and ODIs, West Indies might not be the same team as it was in the 70s and 80s, but in T20, the team is as good as any other team on the world stage. The carrebean team has won T20 world cup twice and its players have experience playing in almost all the T20 leagues around the world.
Their experience and skills make them the most sought after lot of players in the entire world when it is about T20 and the same could be a case when the franchises meet to pick their players in Kolkata on December 19th. Players like Chris Gayle, Carlos Braithwate, Samuels, Dwayne Bravo have proven themselves over the years in IPL and this year too, they could be well in demand.
Let’s look at the available West Indies players who could earn big at this year’s IPL auctions.
1. Shimron Hetmyer
Hetmyer announced himself at the world stage by back to back performances in the ODI side. He was one of the hottest players at last years IPL and Royal Challengers Bangalore paid over half a million dollars for his services, however, he couldn’t impress his fans or the franchisee and the rumors are rift that ECB could release him ahead of the auctions.
Shimron Hetmeyer comes with a decent international experience and could prove to be vital for any team he is a part of. If he is released by RCB, he could win big at the auctions. He has also been one of the most discussed and traded players on cricket betting websites in India.
2. Rovman Powell
Rovman was bought by KKR for a modest sum of 30 lakhs INR at 2017 auctions, however, he didn’t get a lot of chances to show his talent. In his last 5 T20 innings, he has scored 2 50s and did score pretty well against India in the recent T20 series.
Povell is a big hitter and is going through a good form. He could be one of the best bets for any franchisee looking for a big hitter at the middle order or to finish their inning.
3. Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran has played over 120 T20 matches for franchisees across the world in different T20 leagues.
Pooran played for Kings XI in last season. He has been in a great form this year and the franchises would be vouching for his skills and experience.