IPL 2019: 5 players who might come back for season 12; The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League will be the twelfth season of the IPL. However, the preparations have already begun for the rich-cash tournament, and here we will look at the 5 players who might come back for season 12.
Meanwhile, there is a still some time for the competition to start, as every team is trying to retain their best players and also to trade some other cricketers. Moreover, this time, the IPL will be of different type. With the 2019 World Cup just around the corner, the IPL governing council is working hard on the scheduling of this year’s IPL. A couple of weeks might prepone the tournament to give some breathing time to the players before the mega event in England and Wales.
In addition to, some of the famous players might come back to the league this year. Some of them have missed the last season due to injuries or not being picked up by any franchise. However, the twelfth season of the cash-rich league might see these players returning to the tournament.
Here are the 5 Players Who Might Come Back for Season 12
The Australia opener, David Warner is one of the fearless batsmen in all formats. He is one of the finest cricketers across the T20 leagues both with his batting and on the field. However, Warner had spent five years with Delhi Daredevils and then shifted to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, just before the start of the mega event, the southpaw from Australia had engaged himself in a ball-tampering scandal. He got banned by Cricket Australia for twelve months and got subsequently dropped by the SRH as well.
However, this time, he might be seen playing for the Orange Brigade. Moreover, Warner’s ban will be over by the time IPL begins, and with Shikhar Dhawan already being traded, he would hold a key at the top of the order.
David also holds an average of more than 40 in the IPL with a strike rate of over 142. The 32-year-old successfully led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first IPL title in 2016 against RCB.
Jason Holder made his IPL debut in 2013 and had played six matches for Chennai Super Kings. After that, he played a represented Sunrisers Hyderabad before joining Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016. However, Holder remained unsold in the next two auctions because of his poor performance record at his back.
While his bowling has been decent, the Windies skipper will be extremely disappointed with his batting returns. Jason Holder has scored just 38 runs in 11 IPL matches, which doesn’t quite do justice to his talent.
However, he is in prolific form in recent times both with his bat and ball. He had played some outstanding cricket in the recently-concluded series against India. Hence, the IPL teams might give another chance to the Barbadian, and maybe he can be used as a batting all-rounder in IPL 2019.
Dale Steyn is one of the fast and furious pacers from South Africa. When his name came up in the last years IPL auction, none of the IPL teams had shown any interests of buying him. Steyn hasn’t been at his best in the IPL since 2015; his stats are more than impressive. The 35-year-old has claimed 92 wickets to his name at an average of 25.06.
Moreover, he had bowled a maximum of his overs in the powerplay and death overs. Despite having the face, Steyn maintained a flamboyant economy rate of 6.72. Meanwhile, the speedster had faced a lot of injuries in the last couple of years.
However, he kept on fighting with his injuries and poor form and backed into the South African side where he played the ODI series against Australia. He bagged with seven wickets from the three matches that he has played. Steyn has regularly been clocking in the 140kphs, and it will be tough for the IPL franchises to oversee a bowler like him again for IPL 2019.
The speedster from Sri Lanka is well associated with Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He used to be the backbone of the bowling department, and everyone used to rely on him because of his experience.
Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga recently returned into the Sri Lankan side and had played four ODI for his nation. He also claimed a five-wicket haul in the second game of the five-match ODI series.
However, Malinga has played 110 IPL matches so far and has bagged with 154 wickets to his name. He also holds an impressive career average of 19.01 and an economy rate of 6.86. Moreover, the right arm pacer also claimed a five-wicket haul in a game in IPL and will be keen to get a place in the 2019 season.
Former Australia captain, Steven Smith was the one who also got involved in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals suffered a massive blow before the start of IPL 2018 because of his unavailability.
However, Smith has been successful both as a player and a skipper. Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant to the IPL final in 2017 and was supposed to lead the Royals in IPL 2018, but that didn’t happen.
Moreover, Steven Smith is currently out of international cricket but could return well in time for the IPL 2019. Also, the right-handed batsman had also shown some decent form in the CPL. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old also holds a healthy average of over 37 and has already scored 1703 runs from his IPL games.