The 2021 IPL edition is all set to kick off in a few month’s time and the franchisees will be looking to rebuild elements of their side after looking back at their recent show in the 2020 IPL seasons. Franchises like Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab will be looking to find the pieces missing in their team puzzle after having not performed up to their true potential.
In changing scenarios of T20 cricket, players from foreign T20 leagues or foreign players for that matter end up being key players for franchises in today’s World. Whether we talk about Kieron Pollard, AB de Villiers or Rashid Khan all have been match-winners for their franchises which is why their presence holds key importance for their sides.
With the 2021 IPL auction all due to take place in the month of February, we will take a look at five top performing players from foreign T20 leagues who could go on to cause a bidding war at the upcoming IPL auction.
Let’s take a look at five top-performing players from foreign T20 Leagues who IPL franchises will look to go after in the 2021 auction:
1. Wes Agar
The younger brother of Ashton Agar has been coming up the ranks in the Australian domestic structure. Despite his brother having a bigger name in the country, Agar has been coming up the ranks in recent times. A fast bowler who wasn’t always in the reckoning for his state side, Wes Agar worked on his physique in his early 20s to be considered for the Victoria side.
After debuting in the Big Bash League in 2016, Wes Agar has had quite a bit of success playing for the Adelaide Strikers. In the 2019-20 season, Wes picked up 17 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 21.47 while in the ongoing 2020-21 season, Wes has so far picked 14 wickets in 8 matches which also makes him the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
Going forward into the 2021 IPL season, sides like Chennai Super Kings can look to bid for the talented young bowler from Australia who possesses the sheer ability to pick wickets and could turn out be a fine prospect in the near future.