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IPL 2024: Foreign Players To Watch Out for In Every Team
By CricShots - Mar 20, 2024 7:46 pm
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The upcoming IPL season promises to be a star-studded affair, with a mix of established veterans and exciting young talents vying for glory. As the T20 World Cup looms large later this year, the stakes are even higher, making every IPL performance a crucial audition for a spot on the national teams. Here, we take a closer look at ten overseas players, one from each franchise, who are primed to make a significant impact in IPL 2024:

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Cameron Green

Cameron Green
Cameron Green

Green burst onto the scene last year with Mumbai Indians, justifying his hefty price tag with a prolific batting display. Now, traded to RCB, he’ll be eager to prove his worth against his former team. This added motivation, coupled with his already impressive skillset, makes Green a force to be reckoned with.

Mumbai Indians – Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee
Gerald Coetzee

South Africa’s rising star, Coetzee, left his mark on the world stage at the 2023 ODI World Cup, breaking a record for most wickets in a single edition. This headband-wearing fast bowler brings raw pace, consistency, and handy batting skills, making him a valuable all-round package for Mumbai Indians.

Kolkata Knight Riders – Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

Surprisingly, a legend like Starc has only played two IPL seasons. Injuries and Test commitments have limited his participation, but KKR has secured his return with a record-breaking bid. The left-arm quick’s experience and firepower will be a significant boost to their bowling attack.

Chennai Super Kings – Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra

This young New Zealander has been on a tear, showcasing his talent with the bat at the World Cup and making a successful return to Test cricket. He recently impressed with a quickfire fifty against Australia in a T20I, proving his versatility. With a key player like Devon Conway missing a part of the IPL, CSK has found a perfect replacement in Ravindra.

Rajasthan Royals – Rovman Powell

Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell

Released by DC last season, Powell received a strong vote of confidence from Rajasthan Royals, who bought him at the auction. The West Indies captain brings experience and power hitting to the middle order, offering valuable support to the Royals’ batting lineup.

Punjab Kings – Sam Curran

Sam Curran
Sam Curran

The reigning T20 World Cup hero couldn’t quite replicate his international success in his first season with PBKS. However, with another World Cup on the horizon, Curran will be determined to justify his hefty price tag. His all-round abilities make him a crucial player for Punjab Kings’ title aspirations.

Lucknow Super Giants – Shamar Joseph

Shamar Joseph
Shamar Joseph

Despite his limited experience in T20 cricket, Joseph’s remarkable Test debut for West Indies in Australia grabbed everyone’s attention. The young fast bowler, who dismissed Steve Smith with his very first international delivery, has earned himself a spot with LSG. His raw pace and potential are exciting, but questions remain about his ability to translate his Test success into the shorter format.

Gujarat Titans – Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson

This is a storybook rise for Johnson. From working as a landscaper to becoming an IPL millionaire in a year, his journey is remarkable. The left-arm pacer impressed everyone with his wicket-taking haul in the Big Bash League, and Gujarat Titans will be hoping he can replicate that form in the IPL.

Sunrisers Hyderabad – Travis Head

Travis Head
Travis Head

Head was instrumental in Australia’s triumphant run in both the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup finals, scoring crucial centuries in each. His ability to score quickly and consistently makes him a valuable addition to the SRH batting lineup. The team, which finished last place last year, will be looking to Head to provide them with a much-needed spark.

Delhi Capitals – Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs
Tristan Stubbs

This young South African is a multi-dimensional talent. A hard-hitting batsman, Stubbs can also keep wickets and bowl decent off-spin. He has an impressive strike rate in T20 cricket and was the leading run-scorer for the champions in the recent SA20 league. After limited opportunities with Mumbai Indians, Stubbs will be hoping to make a strong case for himself in Delhi Capitals.

This diverse group of overseas stars promises to light up the IPL 2024 with their talent and hunger for success. As they battle it out on the field, not only will they be entertaining audiences worldwide, but they will also be vying for that coveted T20 World Cup spot later this year.