IPL 2024: 5 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Players Expected To Debut In The Tournament. IPL teams will start their preparation for the 17th season just after the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. The most important thing for all franchises is to balance their squad before the tournament. They release some average players and buy in-form players in auctions.
Many players are performing exceptionally well in the ongoing biggest cricket carnival ODI WC. In the cricket World Cup, they represent their country, but for a huge amount, players move to the world’s richest cricket league Indian Premier League (IPL).
IPL 2024 auction is expected to take place in 2nd week of December. Team owners are closely watching some players’ performance in ICC WC 2023.
In this article, we have predicted 5 players who might debut in IPL 2024 for the very first time.
1. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
23-year-old Kiwi player Rachin Ravindra is considered to be one of the best young players of all format. He possesses a left-handed batting style and specializes as a left-arm orthodox bowler.
Indian origin Rachin made his ODI debut for New Zealand against England at the opening match of ODI World Cup 2023 at Ahmedabad. He scored unbeaten 126 and prove himself worthy. Rachin could be a valuable asset for any IPL team in the next season.
2. Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
25-year old Bagladeshi opener Najmul Hossain Shanto is a 25-year-old is in good form nowadays. He scored two centuries in a Test series against Sri Lanka in 2023, and he also has a good ODI record, averaging over 30.69 in 34 matches. Najmul can attract IPL franchises in the auction.
3. Bas de Leede (Netherlands)
Bas de Leede is a 23-year-old Netherland all-rounder is one of the best young talent in world cricket. Leede is a powerful middle-order batsman and a right-arm medium pacer who can swing the ball both ways. Bas played a key role in the Netherlands’ qualification for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, and he could be seen playing in IPL 2024.
4. Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka)
Young Sri Lankan sensation Dunith Wellalage is one of the most promising players in the country. He exhibits a right-handed batting technique and excels as a right-arm off-spin bowler. In 18 ODI matches, Wellalage has scored 678 runs with an average of 32.79 for Sri Lanka. Wellalage could be a valuable addition to any IPL team.
5. Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)
21-year-old Afghan middle-order batsman Ibrahim Zadran is known for his big-hitting ability. Zadran made his ODI World Cup debut for Afghanistan in 2023. In 23 ODIs he has scored 997 runs with an average of 47.5. IPL teams can invest a huge amount in this young Afghan player.