The clock is ticking quickly towards the IPL 2023 Closeout in Kochi on Friday, December 23. Even though the event will be a mini-auction this time, there is still a lot of excitement and buzz about it.
Fast bowlers have always attracted a lot of attention at the auction over the years.
Because they play from a different angle and can break games open on the powerplay, left-arm seamers add variety.
At the IPL 2023 Auction, a number of left-arm seamers will be up for grabs. Joshua Little of Ireland, who scored a hat trick at the most recent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, maybe a hot commodity, and England’s Reece Topley is also interested in making his marquee league debut.
However, this is not limited to international players; a number of uncapped left-arm seamers from India are also expected to be sold.
In light of this, let’s look at the three Indian seamers with left arms who will be closely watched at the IPL 2023 Auction.
At the ICC U19 World Cup earlier this year, Bengal seamer Ravi Kumar impressed everyone. India won the title for a record fifth time thanks in large part to his 10 victories.
The 19-year-old seamer can swing the new ball, a variable that is dependably great. He made his debut for Bengal in the Twenty20 format in the most recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, taking four wickets in three matches.
Because he is a player for the future, you can expect him to command a war of words at the IPL 2023 Auction.
Ever since Umran Malik came onto the scene, fast bowlers from Jammu and Kashmir have been getting a lot of attention. That line continues with Mujtaba Yousuf, who played net bowling for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The left-arm seamer, who is 20 years old, has taken 20 wickets in 21 T20 matches at an economy rate of 7.67. Even though the numbers aren’t particularly striking on their own, there is a lot of room for growth in the long run.
He is still a player to keep an eye on among the uncapped left-arm seamers at the IPL 2023 Auction.
It is difficult to comprehend why Arzan Nagwaswalla has not yet secured an IPL contract. When India played England in a Test series last year, the Gujarati left-arm seamer was in the reserves.
Nagwaswalla’s T20 statistics are impressive: he has taken 35 wickets in 25 matches at a strike rate of 14.7 and an economy rate of 6.78. As a consistent wicket-taker across formats, you would think that franchises should seriously consider him to increase their stock.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Nagwaswalla didn’t get his call for the new season at the IPL 2023 Auction.