IPL: Five released players who could draw massive bids
On Friday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window was shut down as teams also had to submit their list of retained and released players. A total of 71 players were released on Friday by the eight IPL teams ahead of the IPL 2020 auction next month. Here we look at players who can draw massive bids.
Shimron Hetmyer can draw plenty of attention
West Indian youngster Shimron Hetmyer is a class act and he has all the attributes to be consistent in the game. The southpaw was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a hefty sum last season. However, Hetmyer had a poor debut season after amassing 90 runs in five games. The upcoming series between India and Windies will be crucial for Hetmyer in attracting bids.
Chris Lynn was surprisingly released by KKR
Chris Lynn was one of the high-profile names, who was surprisingly released by Kolkata Knight Riders. Lynn was an integral part of the KKR set-up and scored runs consistently in the last three seasons. However, KKR had other plans and there's no doubt that the Aussie will garner a lot of attention in the IPL auction next month. His experience in T20 is monumental.
England's Sam Curran brings plenty of characteristics
Sam Curran was an expensive buy for Kings XI Punjab last season. He scored 95 runs and claimed 10 wickets in his maiden IPL season. The young all-rounder from England is touted to be a star player in the future. Recently, he claimed six wickets during England's 3-2 T20I series win against New Zealand. Teams could be tempted to go for the talented Curran.
Colin de Grandhomme is quite an entertainer
Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme is a celebrated cricketer across formats. He has established himself as an utility player. The former KKR man was bought by RCB in 2018. He didn't get the desired run of games last season. In four matches, he scored 46 runs. However, after seeing his contributions for NZ of late, it won't be a surprise if teams chased him.
Evin Lewis is in the mix as well
West Indian Evin Lewis didn't get the desired run of games last season as Mumbai Indians opted for a change atop. In IPL 2018, Lewis had impressed after scoring 382 runs in 13 games. Last term, he scored 48 runs in three matches. Teams who would want to bolster their opening department will look to get Lewis. He can be a crucial asset.