Fast bowlers are the most valuable commodities in the T20 format and this year’s Indian T20 League mini-auction proved exactly that. The pacers who could clock above 140 kmph were in demand at the auction and were the highest-paid players in the auction. We’ve already seen the impact fast bowlers like Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer and Jasprit Burmah have had in the previous seasons in the Indian T20 League and expect nothing different in this season as well.
Here we’d look at five fast bowlers who could make an impact in the 2021 Indian T20 League.
KAGISO RABADA (Team Delhi)
The Purple Cap winner from the previous season, Kagiso Rabada would look to replicate his performance in the coming season as well. His partnership with his fellow South African pacer Anrich Nortje was one of the key reasons why Team Delhi reached its first-ever Indian T20 League final. He will yet again be a contender for the Purple Cap award.
JASPRIT BUMRAH (Team Mumbai)
The world’s premier fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been on top of his game for some years now. He completes Mumbai’s world class attack with the ball and is good with both the new ball and in the death overs. Rohit Sharma backs Bumrah to get his team out of difficult situations and more often than not the fast bowler delivers for his team.
JHYE RICHARDSON (Team Punjab)
Jhye Richardson was one of the hottest properties coming into this year’s mini-auction and his price tag didn’t disappoint. Richardson was the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded Big Bash League in Australia and would look to have a similar sort of impact in his debut season in the Indian T20 League.
ANRICH NORTJE (Team Delhi)
Anrich Nortje in his debut Indian T20 League season impressed one and all with the pace at which he bowled. He was one of the fastest bowlers on show and he caused plenty of issues to the majority of the batters. He ended up as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the season with 22 wickets to his name and was one of the standout players of the season.
DWAYNE BRAVO (Team Chennai)
Lastly, we have the champion himself, Dwayne Bravo. He was injured for the majority of the previous season and when he returned to full fitness he made an instant impact on the Chennai team. He is the most experienced T20 bowler in the competition and expect him to use all of that valuable experience in the upcoming season. He’ll play a key part in Chennai’s journey for redemption and it might be his last dance in the Indian T20 League.
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