After months of speculations, the dates for IPL 2020 was officially announced yesterday by BCCI. The biggest T20 league will be contested in UAE from September 19- November 10. Now all the franchises will be hoping that their players fine-tune all their skills and get ready to win matches for their side. There is no denying that overseas players are extremely critical for the success of any side.
Teams depend heavily on their overseas star to produce the good when needed during crunch moments. In the 12 year history of the Indian Premier League, we have seen numerous foreign players electrify stadiums with their performances. This year with the league shifting to UAE the teams with bank heavily on the 4 overseas players in any side.
Here are the top 5 overseas players to watch out for in IPL 2020
5. Joshua Philippe
The 23-year-old wicket-keeper opening batsman Joshua Philippe will be featuring in his very first IPL. The talented batsman will be representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020.
Philippe is box office with the bat in hand and can easily give his side a rapid start in the first play. His fast hands and ability to pick the length early makes him a force in T20 cricket. After his heroic in the Big Bash League in Australia, Philippe was picked up in the IPL auction by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 20L.
He played a defining role in helping his side Sydney Sixers win the 2019 Big Bash League last year. In the 32 T20 matches played so far Philippe has a strike rate of nearly 140 and because of that RCB will be looking to play in the squad to go bang-bang from the first ball.