BBL star Richardson and Hales Can be big-money deals in IPL

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Jhye Richardson and Alex Hales‘ productive Big Bash League campaigns have been tipped to earn the pair big-money contracts in the Indian Premier League.

Jey Richardson and Alex Hales available at either the base price of INR 1.5 crore in the Indian Premier League 2021

Perth Scorchers spearhead Richardson’s league-best 29 wickets in the recent BBL season, coupled with Starc’s absence, could result in a bidding frenzy for the 24-year-old West Australian.

In February 2017 Richardson was named in Australia’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Australia against Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park, Geelong on 19 February 2017.

 He made his ODI debut for Australia against England on 19 January 2018.

Later in the same month, he was named in Australia’s Test squad for their series against South Africa in March 2018, however, he did not play.

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.

In January 2019, Richardson was named to the squad for the ODI series against India. He played the first game at the Sydney Cricket Ground and returned with his career-best figures of 4/26.

including the wicket of the Indian captain Virat Kohli, to help Australia to its 1,000th international win across all formats

Alex Hales has been snubbed by IPL teams in recent years but after clobbering a league-best 543 runs, including a ton for Sydney Thunder this summer, that is predicted to change.

“If Alex Hales is not the most expensive batter then I don’t know my cricket,” Trent Woodhill, the BBL’s head of international recruitment and a former assistant coach at IPL outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore, told.

He made his One Day International debut against India in August 2014 and his Test cricket debut against South Africa in December 2015.

His attacking style has made him one of the best Twenty20 batsmen in the world. Hales is the first English batsman to score a T20I century

Jhye Richardson and Alex Hales are two standouts from the BBL. They deserve to not only get picked up in the IPL but a starting place.

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