Five overseas players who could be traded in the IPL transfer window
The organisers of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have added a fresh new twist to the big money T20 showpiece by allowing players who have played less than two matches to be traded to another franchise.
Franchises have a twelve day window from April 29 until May 12 to agree any trades with no restrictions other than matches played on who can be traded.
We now take a look at five overseas players who could be eligible to be traded to another franchise in the coming days.
JP Duminy (Mumbai Indians)
The Proteas allrounder has [at the time of writing] played just one match for the Mumbai Indians and didn’t get to bat.
It seems unlikely that he would be traded though given his versatility and the struggle for balance that the defending champions have endured at the beginning of the season.
Should Duminy be retained in the XI for the Indians in their May 1st match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore he will no longer be eligible for trade.
Moeen Ali (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Having been dropped from the England Test team at the end of a long winter downunder Moeen’s season is yet to get underway in a meaningful manner.
The allrounder is yet to feature for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a squad brimming with overseas allrounders including compatriot Chris Woakes and the kiwi pair of Corey Anderson and Colin de Grandhomme.
Moeen’s off-spin might not offer much to teams in India but his explosive batting could appeal to a franchise or two.
Alex Hales (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The England opener made a solid start to his IPL career in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win over the weekend recording 45 but is still available to be traded.
Given how the Sunrisers batting has struggled so far, we would be very surprised to see them send a player of Hales’ quality away.
The Englishman was drafted into the squad as a replacement for former skipper David Warner after he was banned from participating in the IPL.
Adam Milne (Mumbai Indians)
The Black Caps quick has yet to turn out for the Mumbai Indians having been named as a replacement for the crocked Aussie speedster Pat Cummins.
Milne played a fringe role for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in last season’s IPL but the Indians have not required his pace preferring a more home grown approach to the bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah.
His raw pace would be his main selling point but his lack of experience could count against him.
David Willey (Chennai Super Kings)
The Yorkshire quick left his county’s pre-season preparations to link up with returning franchise the Chennai Super Kings but has gone unused so far.
The English white ball star was a replacement for Kiwi Mitchell Santner who suffered a long term injury at the tail end of their domestic season.
A powerful lower order hitter and new ball bowler Willey’s stocks have risen in recent times after spells in the Big Bash League with the Perth Scorchers and his displays on the international stage.
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