With less than a month left for the commencement of IPL 2018, CSK and Rajasthan Royals making a comeback , the fans are surely going to see some blistering performances by the players in this IPL not just with the bat, but with the ball as well. There are some lethal fast Bowlers with the ability to completely choke the batsmen and drain the run rate if and when needed.
IPL has been efficient in providing a platform for the new and upcoming talented bowlers by which they can pave their way to the national team.
let’s have a look at the Seamers from the different franchises who can surely pose as a threat to the batsmen and end up being the purple cap holder.
Mitchell Starc – Kolkata Knight Riders
The best investment KKR has done in this year’s IPL has to be Mitchell Starc. With Mitchell Starc’s current form in all the three formats , it was pretty obvious for Starc to be bought at a staggering price of 9.4 cr .
Starc has played 20 T20Is with 30 wickets , at an economy of 6.78 , an ODI record of 141 wickets in 72 matches with an economy of 4.93 he surely can give the batsmen some serious nightmares.
Starc’s ability to give unplayable in-swinging yorkers or the deadly bouncers at speeds of 150+ might be a treat in the eyes of his fellow team mates but certainly not the opposition batsmen.
Till now, Mitchell Starc has played 27 matches for the RCB with 34 scalps and an economy of 7.17 , he would be a completely different bowler after having donned the KKR jersey and might pose as a threat to the Kohli led team.
Shardul Thakur – Chennai Super Kings
Thakur has been termed as a promising young player with his performances in the on going Nidahas trophy. It’s amazing that in such a short span of time , he has managed to play 6 T20Is and has 8 scalps in his name. Shardul was also the MOM ( Man of the Match ) in the 2nd match of he Nidahas trophy for his 4/27 .
Thakur came into the limelight with his first class performance of having bagged 188 wickets in 55 matches , it was evident that sooner or later he might make his debut for India.
Thakur is one of the highly economical bowlers especially during the death overs and under the guidance of MS Dhoni there are strong chances that he might make a considerable impact in this IPL edition.
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Kagiso Rabada – Delhi Daredevils
Being the number 1 test bowler at the age of 22 , he already marked his place in the International Arena. 135 wickets in 28 test matches , 75 wickets in 48 ODI matches with ability to bowl long spells at 140+ kmph makes him a deadly bowler.
Since his debut against India in 2015, Rabada has played 16 T20Is and bagged 22 wickets. With Gautham Gambhir as Delhi Daredevils captain, it would be interesting to see how he brings out the best from Rabada in this format of the game .
Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai Indians
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly one of the most successful death bowlers India has every produced. He is India’s Go-T0 man in the the limited format of the game. With his unusual bowling action and ability to bowl consistent yorkers he can inflict some serious damage to the opposition .
Credits goes to Mumbai Indians for giving a boost to his career . Bumrah has evolved greatly in the last few years in the international level and is expected to continue his economical bowling in IPL as well.
With 41 wickets in 34 T20Is at an economy of 6.86 , 64 wickets in 37 ODIs at an economy of 4.65 and finally having bagged 20 wickets in 16 matches in the previous edition of IPL , Bumrah is set to trouble the batsmen this year as well.
To be assigned grade A+ contract in such a small span of time , Bumrah can be termed as the next big thing both in the international arena as well as in the domestic level.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – Sunrisers Hyderabad
The guy to have dismissed the great Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in his Ranji game , a wicket in the first ball of international cricket , with the ability to swing the bowl both ways , death over specialist with the yorker specialist Bumrah and also the latest entrant in the grade A+ contract , Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has certainly come a long way.
Sunrisers would be heavily relying on Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for the experience he brings in to the game. Having been the purple cap holder for 2 IPL editions in succession , Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has managed to get a fan base of his own in the recent years.
In the 14 matches for Sunrisers last season ,Bhuvaneshwar bagged 26 wickets with an economy of 7.05 . Not just an economical bowler, Bhuvaneshwar’s current batting in pressure situations might let him even open the innings.
let’s see who gets to be the purple cap holder for this edition of Indian Premier League.