The IPL 2023 auction saw tall bids for the players who are in red hot form in world cricket. Of them, there are many players who will be making a debut in the most eagerly awaited T20 franchise tournament in the world
You can check out all the IPL betting odds and then have a look at the our pick of 5 Debutants to look out for in IPL 2023:
1. Sikandar Raza – Punjab Kings
Sikandar Raza has been picked up by Punjab Kings in the auction at 50,00,000 INR, which is a very healthy purchase considering the form he is in. The 36 year old will be making a debut in the Indian Premier League.
Sikandar Raza has been performing consistently over the last 2 years both in the ODI as well as T20I format. He serves as a backbone of the Zimbabwean batting order and can provide breakthroughs at crunch moments with the ball in hand.
Sikandar Raza performed superbly at the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, where he amassed 219 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 147.97. He also picked up 10 wickets at an economy of 6.50.
Raza has played 168 T20 matches so far and scored 3320 runs at an average of 24.23 and a strike rate of 132.11. He has also taken 87 wickets at an economy of 7.38.
Sikandar Raza is a powerful striker of the cricket ball and he will look forward to stealing the show at the upcoming premier event. He is currently playing in the Pakistan Super League and continues to be in great nick, smashing the bowlers out of the ground for fun. He is certainly one of the debutants to look out for in IPL 2023.
2. Cameron Green – Mumbai Indians
Cameron Green is one of the most promising young talents in the cricket world. He has been picked up by Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season at a hefty amount of 3 Million dollars. The price tag hasn’t surprised many as Green can provide all round services to his team with great commitment.
Cameron Green has performed brilliantly in both the Test as well as T20I format. In Test cricket, Green has scored 806 runs at an average of 35.04. Most of his runs have come in tough conditions, playing in India and Sri Lanka. He has also scored 139 runs in T20I cricket with a strike rate of 173.75 and picked up 5 wickets.
Cameron Green is a dependable player who can change the course of the game both with the ball and bat. He is also very flexible with his positioning in the batting order. Australia tried him in the opening position in T20I’s against India where he performed to his ability and showed his hitting prowess. He is another debutant to look out for in the upcoming competition.
3. Philip Salt- Delhi Capitals:
Philip Salt has been picked up by Delhi Capitals for the upcoming season of IPL. He can easily fill in the shoes for Rishabh Pant with the bat.
Salt is a consistent performer in T20 leagues around the world. On the back of his power- striking, he is currently a part of the English side touring Bangladesh for white ball series.
Philip Salt has played 177 T20’s so far and has amassed 4055 runs at an average of 25.66 and an impressive strike rate of 150.51. He has hit 135 sixes in his T20 career so far.
Irrespective of the format, Philip Salt plays his natural game and takes the bowlers on from ball one. He is one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball in world cricket. If Salt gets going, Delhi Capitals will be a team to reckon with in the upcoming premier tournament.
4. Harry Brook- Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Harry Brook has been creating multiple records in Test cricket and he is cited to be featuring amongst the greats in the coming years. Brook is an aggressive batter who doesn’t let the bowlers dominate him.
Brook is a clean striker of the cricket ball and is a torch bearer for England’s new Bazball style of Test cricket. He has scored 809 runs in Test cricket with an average of 80.90 and an unbelievable strike rate of 98.77, which is a rarity in the longer version of the game. In T20I cricket, Brook has amassed 372 runs at an average of 26.57 and a strike rate of 137.77.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have shelled out 1.3 million pounds for the swashbuckling batter. The price tag is only fair for acquiring a talent of Brooks’ standard. He is one of the most talented debutants to look out for in IPL 2023.
5. Joshua Little – Gujarat Titans:
Hailing from Ireland, Joshua Little has impressed the cricket fraternity in a short career. The left arm pacer has been in phenomenal form as he picked up 39 wickets in 26 T20I matches in the year 2022.
Joshua Little was simply outstanding in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, where he picked up 11 wickets in 7 matches at a miserly economy of 7.00. The most remarkable moment for Ireland cricket in the World Cup was his hattrick that came against a strong New Zealand side.
Joshua Little bowls with utmost accuracy and can provide breakthroughs when his team needs the most. This is the reason why Franchises around the world are seeking him to feature in their line-up.
Joshua Little has been picked up by Gujarat Titans for this year’s IPL.