IPL 2017 Auction: Top 5 associate players to watch out for!

It's that time of the year when 352 players will be up for the scheduled IPL auction in Bangalore, hoping to bag a lucrative offer from franchises. Along with 122 capped international players, this year's list has something unique about it. This auction will also feature players from associate nations and it would be fascinating enough to know which team ends up with which player.

Feb 19, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Mohammad Nabi

Currently ranked 4th in the list of best T20I all-rounder, Mohammad Nabi sounds perfect for a team looking for an all-rounder . In his 52 T20I matches, the 32-year-old has taken 56 wickets. He is also ranked second behind Shakib Al Hasan, in the list of ODI all-rounders.

Mohammad Shahzad

Even though Afghanistan failed to shine in the T20 World Cup last year, the 29-year-old wicketkeeper proved to be worthy of a batsman with his gritty strokes. Ranked 7th on the the list of best T20 batsmen and with strike rate of 136.63, Shahzad is a player which can give team a perfect start to the innings.  

Rashid Khan

The third Afghan to feature on the list, this leg-spinner was the star of the recently held first ODI match against Zimbabwe. The 18-year-old lad has taken a total of 31 wickets in 21 matches and would be perfect to feature on a team's bowling list. He along with Shahzad, are associate players with highest base price- INR 50Lakhs.

Dawlat Zadran

The 28-year-old experienced all-rounder from Khost, Afghanistan is well known for his hard-hitting strokes. With a T20 batting strike rate of 159.45 and scalping 39 wickets off 32 matches, Zadran played an important role for his team in last year's world cup run.

Chirag Suri

With his roots in Delhi, this 22-year-old UAE batsman is yet to make his internatonal debut. Until now, he has been part of just three list A matches, but had earned spotlight during the 2014 IPL warm-up matches that were held in UAE.