5 Afghanistan players who can help IPL teams to become IPL 2017 Champs – IPL Auction buzz had reached the sky when some sources had confirmed IPL Auction Date to be 4th of February. But BCCI confirmed later that IPL Auction 2017 were postponed to 20th February 2017. Total 799 players have submitted their names for IPL 2017 Auction. However, the list is expected to make a cut into two digit number after franchises submit their choices to IPL authorities. The deadline to submit these choices is this weekend. So we will have to wait and watch which players make it to the final list of IPL 2017 Auction. But before making a cut, there are 5 Afghanistan players who have potential to carry their teams to the ultimate prize. These 5 players can actually make a difference to the side.
Total five Afghanistan players have submitted their names to the IPL Auction list. These five players include Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran & Najibullah Zadran. These players have the calibre and talent. Given an opportunity, these players can express themselves and help their respective teams to do wonders.
The 29-year-old, Mohammad Shahzad is a wicketkeeper-batsman. Opening the batting order for his team, Shahzad has the attacking attitude and this type of play has helped him to gain the popularity over the years. Mohammad Shahzad with an impressive average of 32.44 and strike rate of 130+ has promised his team with a good start. This man can be a great pick for any team in IPL 2017.
Captain of Afghanistan has led the team from the front. Middle order batsman is also known as the man with a golden arm. He has the ability to bowl some crucial overs and change the scenario in few minutes. With a bat & ball, allrounder has a good chance to make entry into the IPL 2017. Being a middle order batsman, Nabi averages 21 at a strike rate of 133 excess.
Rashid Khan, 18 years old boy is a gem to pick in 2017 IPL Auction. The all-rounder has the ability to hit hard in slog overs with his batting skills and also bowls tight four overs for his side. Rashid Khan has an average of 18 at a strike rate of 150 excess. While his bowling figures are world class. In 30 matches, Rashid has picked 47 wickets at an average of 14. Not only he is a wicket taker but also one of the most economical bowler. Rashid Khan economy is just above 6 (6.03).
Dawlat Zadran is an Afghanistani fast bowler. He bowls speedy deliveries right from bowl one and has the ability to bowl whenever the captain orders. Dawlat is a wicket taker and produces a spell of 4 overs. He can be a handy pick for a team looking for a pace bowler.
Najibullah Zadran is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. Najibullah is an explosive batsman who can finish the game for his side. The teams would not go for spinners as India is a country with plenty of spinning option but his batting skills can make him to final list of IPL Auction 2017.