IPL has turned into a worldwide sensation since its introduction; every year viewers witness various outstanding performances from the top as well as new players. This exciting and thrilling experience of the tournament encourages various new players to appear at this breathtaking event every year. In the coming tournament, i.e., Vivo IPL 2018 we once again get the chance to see the marvelous performances of some new T-20 cricket sensations from around the world. These players will surely add more enthusiasm and thrill to this awe-inspiring tournament. Here is the list of the players that will make their debut in IPL this year.
1. Jason Berendorf
This promising young Australian fast bowler has shown his exceptional abilities since his first-class debut in 2011-2012. Now in the 11th season of IPL, he will play for Mumbai Indians as the franchise has brought him for INR1.5 crore. Behrendorff came into limelight during the Sheffield Shield’s 2013-14, season, where he ended as the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 40 wickets at a bowling average of 22.70. He made his international debut against India in 2017 during the T-20 series. He made his dynamic presence by taking the wickets of Indian top order batsman Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan to put up a convincing victory for Australia. Behrendorff has the aptitude to take out bounce from any wicket surface because of his tall height as well as his talent to swing the ball noticeably both ways. He is judged as the all-format player due to his bowling depth. Hope to see some of his best performances in this IPL season.
2. D’Arcy Short
The surname of this fantastic player may be “Short,” but he is very high in talent. That’s why Rajasthan Royals have played a bid on this 27 years old Australian player. RR bought him for a huge amount of INR 4 crore. D’Arcy showed his potential on his T20 debut match in 2016 by three sixes and right four (61 of 29 balls) against Sydney Sixers. Aside from being a vicious batsman, he also bowls the thrilling left-arm chinaman assortment that makes him an outstanding limited overs package. In the 2017–18 season of BBL, Short had an outstanding series by leading the contest with 572 runs and he finished this edition of BBL with an inspiring strike rate of more than 160. In one match of BBL, Short made the maximum total in a match; by scoring 122 runs for 69 balls, all his great performance saw him receive the Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League Player of the Year award.
3. Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer is also a new T-20 sensation currently and we will get the chances to see his moves in this year of IPL. This Barbados player has been brought by RR (Rajasthan Royals) for £800,000 (approx. INR 7.2 crore). Archer has quickly turned out to be one of the most exhilarating young all-rounders in English County Cricket. Born in Barbados to a Bajan mother and English father, Archer is a fast bowler with the capability of speeds of the mid-80s as well as the dicey lower middle-order batsman. Archer had also played for West Indies Under-19s three times in 2014. Archer made his cricket county debut for Sussex in 2016. After making his first appearance in all 3 formats of the cricket, he took 35 wickets in all formats. He also showed his capability with the bat since he hit 72 runs batting at the lower order on his debut against Essex. He glided into the pitch with excellent outcome in 2017, as well, with 61 wickets in 25 matches as well as having an average of above 45 with the bat; he is certainly one of the trump cards of Rajasthan Royals future success.
4. Evin Lewis
This left-handed batsman from Trinidad is generally compared with Chris Gayle due to his attacking and explosive batting same as the Gayle. He made his first-class debut March 2012. Lewis seized eyeballs as an astonishing player at T-20 Champions League in India in 2013, where he scored more than 200 runs in 5 innings and finish as the fifth-highest run-getter in the tournament. He had played for various franchises in different leagues such as Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League. In 2016, he made his International debut in the World T-20 match against Afghanistan. Lewis cracked his century on just 48-balls against India in his second T-20 match and won the Man of the Match award for the game where West Indies got a crunchy one-run win. He scored his second T-20 hundred against India again, where he stroked an entertaining 125* at Sabina Park. Mainly a quick scoring left-handed batsman, Evin Lewis is the 3rd batsman to produce two T-20 International hundreds. In this year of IPL, he will play for Mumbai Indians as the franchise has brought him to INR 3.8 crores.