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IPL 2023 – 5 Players from the SA20 tournament, who can make a bang in the upcoming season of the IPL

On Monday, September 19, the SA20 player auction had everyone excited. Many great performances from the T20 circuit were auctioned off for large sums. Some players have impressed with their exploits in the shortest format and were selected in the SA20 auction. The same group of players has the ability to make it even larger in the IPL auction next year.

The Indian Premier League offers a venue for ‘talent to meet opportunity.’ The upcoming IPL auction might see clubs compete for some of South Africa’s most sought-after T20 League players. With the SA20 tournament set to get underway, here are 5 players who can make a bang at the IPL 2023 auctions, with some brilliant performances in the South-African tournament.

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Number 1. Reeza Hendricks

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Reeza Hendricks has been a consistent member of South Africa’s limited-overs squad. The 33-year-old has established his worth on the international scene and has been a rock at the top of the order for his country.

Hendricks has 1372 runs at a strike rate of 125.41 in 48 T20Is. The right-handed batsman has been in fine form recently, earning Player of the Series honors in South Africa’s past two T20Is against England and Ireland.

The Kimberley native anchors his national team in T20Is, and his presence at the crease allows the stroke-makers to play their natural game. Hendricks has shown the ability to quickly shift gears when the occasion calls for it, and IPL clubs may aim to include the ace batter in next year’s auction.

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Number 2. Will Jacks

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Will Jacks has lit the T20 circuit on fire in recent years. The 23-year-old is a destroyer with the bat at the top of the order, and IPL clubs will want to have him on their team.

Jacks has a fantastic record in the game’s shortest format. In the just concluded The Hundred tournament, the Surrey hitter hammered 261 runs in seven games for Oval Invincibles with an incredible strike rate of 171.71. He also performed well with the bat in the T20 blast 2022.

Jacks scored 449 runs for Surrey in 15 T20 matches with a strike rate of 142.09. He is renowned for his reckless style of cricket and can launch an assault on the opposition from the first ball. The Chertsey native is more than capable with his off-spin and also offers a ball option.

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Number 3. Rilee Roussouw

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Rilee Roussouw has been one of the most sought-after T20 players. The southpaw is a fearsome hitter of the cricket ball who has shown his batting prowess in T20 games all around the globe. The 32-year-old scored big in the SA20 sale and might do so again at the IPL 2023 auction.

South Africa’s hitter has appeared in 261 T20 matches and scored 6633 runs with a strike rate of 142.40. Roussouw has been outstanding with the bat this season. He scored 623 runs for Somerset in the T20 Blast 2022 with an amazing strike rate of 192.28.

Roussouw just recently returned to his national team when his Kolpak contract expired. He had a fantastic performance for the Proteas in the T20I series against England, scoring 131 runs at a fantastic strike rate of 170.13. The Bloemfontein native is a lethal T20 batsman, and a player of his ability is sure to get some serious interest at the next IPL auction.

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Number 4. Phil Salt

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Phil Salt has a track record of success on the T20 circuit. He is a game-changer with the bat and has shown it in T20 tournaments all around the globe. The 26-year-old has played 158 T20 matches and scored 3640 runs with a strike rate of 150.22.

In The Hundred 2022 tournament, Salt was outstanding with the bat. The wicket-keeper batsman was the tournament’s second-highest run scorer, with 353 runs at a strike rate of 152.81 in 10 games for Manchester Originals. The flashy batsman showed that he can clean up even the best bowling assaults.

Salt has had four opportunities to represent the Three Lions in the shortest format. Despite only scoring 68 runs in the four games, he had a strike rate of 183.78. The quick opener can get going right away, and many IPL sides will aim to acquire the wicket-keeper hitter in the auction.

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Number 5. Wayne Parnell

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Wayne Parnell has been a colossus in the shortest format. The 33-year-old has appeared in 237 games and grabbed 240 wickets at an economy rate of 7.82. He’s also a slugger, with 1788 runs scored at a strike rate of 125.12.

Parnell has shown his ability to bowl at any stage of the game. The left-arm bowler has several variations under his sleeve, and he devastated the Irish batting line-up in the second T20I and grabbed a five-wicket haul in the just-ended South Africa series against Ireland.

Parnell has shown that he can play vital knocks with the bat later in the order and that he gives excellent balance as a player. In the T20 market, a left-arm seam bowling allrounder is an uncommon item. The experienced player may face a bidding battle in the forthcoming IPL auction.