Topping the listWhile Tambe tops the list of bargain buys, there are other domestic cricketers as well who have emerged as game changers for their respective teams.
With the seventh edition reaching the halfway mark, these players are now an integral part of the teams’ strategies. They might not pocket huge sums like their compatriots but have certainly given back their teams more than what was expected of them.
Akshar Patel and Sandeep Sharma are vital cogs in Kings XI Punjab’s bowling attack; Royals’ Karun Nair has provided solidity to them at the top. Yuzvendra Chahal has become Virat Kohli’s go-to man when Royal Challengers Bangalore are struggling to stem the flow of runs. The leggie has given important breakthroughs with an economy rate of less than six-run per over, which is impressive.
Unlike these lesser-known players, the franchises had to dig deep into their pockets to hire the services of marquee players, but unfortunately, the gamble hasn’t worked as yet. But it will be premature to write them off just yet. The league hasn’t yet reached the business end.