The Indian premier league is a batting-friendly tournament. We have seen how runs are flowing in this league. However, there are many bowlers have shown their class by dominating batters. Sometimes bowlers have successfully defended below seven runs in a last over. In the auction, the overseas bowlers get more money in comparison to batters. Australian star bowler Pat Cummins fetched a whopping amount of 15 crore in the 2020 auction. In the upcoming mega auction, several top-class bowlers are going under the hammer and expecting to get rich amounts of money.
1. Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer is undoubtedly the biggest name going into this year's auction. He is a proven bowler. Archer, with his raw pace, carries the capability to demolish any batting lineup. Archer isn't retained by the Rajasthan franchise and other franchises will not mind this decision as they have a golden opportunity to grab this match-winner.
2. Avesh Khan
Avesh khan has shown the world what he is capable of. Khan has come out as the best-uncapped bowler in any IPL season. The most prominent thing about this young fast bowler is he can give breakthroughs at any point. Avesh is expecting to get a significant amount in the upcoming auction.
3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Kumar is another big name who's coming up under the hammer at this year's auction. Kumar has a profound experience in the IPL, and it is likely that he will get a bidding war from multiple teams. Kumar has won the purple cap for two times in the IPL history.
4. Pat Cummins
Cummins is famous in the IPL for his record-breaking 2020 auction. The Kolkata-based franchise bought him for 15 crs. Cummins gets this much amount considering his excellent ability. Cummins didn't get retained by KKR and it's likely that he will go for a big amount again.
5. Mohammed Shami
Shami is a regular part of the Indian cricket team. He has been playing in the IPL for ten years. However, the Punjab franchise released him this year. Shami with experience on his side can attract multiple franchises to go after him in the player's auction.
6. Kagiso Rabada
Rabada is a fast and furious bowler who has established himself into a phenomenal bowler. Rabada has an exceptional IPL record. The fastest 50 wickets belongs to him. Many IPL franchises are looking for a reliable bowler who can change the game momentum within an over. Rabada can be that guy for them.
7. Harshal Patel
Harsh Patel attracts everyone's eye on him during IPL 2021. He took most wickets in this season and gave crucial breakthroughs to his team whenever needed. Harshal is handy with a bat also. He can score vital runs down the order. Multiple teams will likely to go for him in the auction.
8. Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson is among the fastest bowlers of this era. The right-hand pacer has the potential to click 150+ consistently. Ferguson was a part of the Kolkata franchise and played a good number of matches. With the talent of raw pace and accurate lines and lengths he can attract 3 to 4 franchises in the auction.
9. Kartik Tyagi
Kartik Tyagi is a rising star of the Indian cricket team. He attracts many eyes during the under-19 World Cup. Kartik is currently one of the rarest bowlers who can bowl at 150 mph consistently. Tyagi has a good record in IPL, and assuming age being on his side and various franchises will definitely try to buy him.
10. Josh Hazlewood
Hazlewood is currently the only bowler to rank in the top 10 across all formats. Hazlewood made his IPL debut last year with Chennai. He impressed a lot with his wicket-taking abilities. Hazlewood is definitely in the bucket list of many IPL franchises and is likely to go for a big amount in the upcoming auction.