The most prestigious cricket league, The Indian Premier League gets underway on September 19. Fans are in for a visual treat, as the celebrated tournament is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates. The million-dollar IPL picks become household players in no time, and a lot will be expected from both experienced campaigners as well as newcomers.
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Although Warner-Bairstow do seem like the dream pair to have for any batting line-up, don’t go too heavy on the English or Australian players as there is no clarity on their quarantine period, which makes it difficult for them to feature in the first couple of games.
With the IPL set to be played in only three UAE venues this year, pitches are likely to wear as the tournament goes on. The slower pitches are often a boon to finger-spinners, who rely on turn off the surface more than wrist-spinners, who can more reliably deal in deception. But don’t count off-spinners out just yet, as they can do more than be kryptonite to left-handed batsmen.
It’s worth noting that the best way to pick a player for the team is making a shortlist of your assets from each position of the sport.
David Warner – Sunrisers Hyderabad (12.5 credits)
The availability of David Warner for the opening fixtures remains uncertain, however, the 3-time Orange Cap winner is one of the most explosive openers in the T20 format of the game. He has delivered consistently in the IPL, stamping