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IPL Auction 2020: Three West Indies batsmen who could set off bidding warfare

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 December 2019, 15:02 IST

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction is all set to take place in Kolkata on 19th December. 18 West Indians have made themselves available for the auction. And some of the them already have IPL experience.

Here's a glimps at three West Indies batsmen who could trigger a bidding war in the IPL auction:

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Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer:

Hetmyer featured for IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019 edition. But had a disappointing season. It came as no surprise that RCB chose to let him go ahead of the auction. But since then the 22-year-old has displayed some blistering knocks and latest was his match winning century in the first ODI against India. It is possible that RCB might use the Right To Match (RTM) card for the youngster or other teams like Mumbai Indians or Rajasthan Royals with all their might could go in for him.

Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis:

The opener was released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL auction. But during the first T20I against India, Lewis displayed his sublime skills and that could work in favour of him. However a hamstring strain hindered the 27-year-old from being the part of the series decider T20I at Mumbai. At this moment in time, it is unsure that if Mumbai Indians want him back but teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals could be interested in him.

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Lendl Simmons

Lendl Simmons:

Simmons too was released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the auction. He has been part of many winning stories of Mumbai but IPL 2018 and 2019 were upsetting for the latter. But Simmons too had a great T20I series against India and knocked a match winning half-century in the second match at Thiruvananthapuram. Teams like Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders could show some interest in him.

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First published: 16 December 2019, 13:02 IST