With the 2021 IPL auction not far off, team management from each franchise is eyeing recent cricket matches, especially in shorter formats.
Abu Dhabi T10 2021 is one of those tournaments where IPL franchises can take a close look to discover some talent capable of handling critical delay situations.
Abu Dhabi T10 2021 just wrapped up on Saturday February 6, where the Northern Warriors won their second title after beating the Delhi Bulls in the tournament final.
In this shortest format of cricket, some players have played really amazing cricket. It won’t come as a shock if some IPL franchises target them based on their recent performances in this tournament.
Here we are talking about the 5 stars of Abu Dhabi T10 2021 who may cause a bidding war in the IPL 2021 auction
The versatile 25-year-old Fabian Allen was recently published by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). But the left-arm spinner played a huge role for Northern Warriors to win the Abu Dhabi T10 2021. He finished the tournament as the second-biggest wicket-taker picking up 11 wickets in 9 matches, including one to four.
Fabian Allen is also a solid player as a batsman, with a T20 strike rate of 159.21. He scored 449 points in 26 T20 innings, including two 50.
Fabian Allen has yet to make his IPL debut despite being in the SRH team in the last IPL team. After its recent performance, some IPL teams may target it strongly at the next IPL 2021 auction.
The 26-year-old English right-arm fast thrower Jamie Overton finished as the first wicket shooter in the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10. The Abu Dhabi squad point guard has pocketed 12 wickets in 9 matches during the tournament, including one with four wickets.
Additionally, Jamie Overton is also a practical lower-ranking batting batsman.
Some IPL franchises may strongly bid it in the IPL 2021 auction to fill their fast overseas bowling teams. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) etc. need good, fast bowlers.
Caribbean cricketer Lendl Simmons was one of the top batsmen in Abu Dhabi T10 2021. In this tournament, Simmons scored 211 points in 8 innings (avg 70.33; strike rate 151.79), including half a century. He played a huge role for Northern Warriors to win this Abu Dhabi T10 season.
Simmons was also the top scorer in CPL 2020 races, where he scored 356 points in 11 games, including three half centuries. He was the hero of the CPL 2020 final as his undefeated 84 helped Trinbago Knight Riders win the final comfortably.
Simmons has played 29 IPL games, where he scored 1079 points, including a century and 11 half-centuries. He served for the Mumbai Indians between 2014 and 2017. Even, he was the third top scorer in the IPL 2015 where he scored 540 points in 13 matches.
Although Simmons has strong IPL records, his recent performances are also very strong. There is therefore a good chance that some teams will submit strong bids to it during the IPL 2021 auction.
The 29-year-old Caribbean cricketer Evin lewis very impressed in Abu Dhabi T10 2021. He finished third in top scorer scoring 216 points in 8 innings (avg 54.00; strike rate 242.69), including half a century. He played a pivotal role for the Delhi Bulls finalists in this Abu Dhabi T10 season, where he has scored a total of four 30s.
Previously, at CPL 2020, Evin Lewis was also one of the best players where he finished sixth scoring 235 points in 10 games.
Evin Lewis has already experienced IPL during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, serving the Indians of Mumbai (MI). In the 2018 IPL, he was the second leading scorer for the Mumbai Indians (382 points in 13 innings). In total, he scored 430 points in 16 IPL games.
At the 2020 IPL auction, Evin Lewis was unsold. But due to its current form, Lewis may get high demand in the 2021 IPL auction.
Irish star Paul stirling is currently in dangerous form with the bat. After striking superbly in the back-to-back ODI series in the UAE (against UAE and Afghanistan), where right-handed batsman for three centuries (including two centuries in the last two ODIs), Stirling scored 209 points in 9 innings (average of 26.12). ; strike rate 229.67) in the final season of Abu Dhabi T10. Playing for the Abu Dhabi team, he hit half a century in this tournament (64 not against Bangla Tigers).
30-year-old veteran cricketer Paul Stirling is now a dangerous opening batsman, enjoying excellent form with the bat.
In the 2021 IPL auction, if Paul Stirling remains available he can get huge demand, especially for overseas opening hitter picks.