Be it injuries or personal concerns, the Indian T20 league has seen several instances where players have had to miss an entire season. This tends to dent the team plans. However, franchises can always announce a replacement. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and bio-bubble fatigue, it might not be surprising if unsold players are announced as replacements for players who have to skip the 2022 edition.
Besides, like Jason Roy, a few other players might pull out of the upcoming season, or like Deepak Chahar, an injury might rule them out of the tournament. Thus, there are a few bowlers who went unsold but could join any of the teams as a replacement.
So which are the bowlers who could make a comeback to the biggest T20 league in the world? Today, we shall be taking a look at five bowlers who can come in as replacement signings.
1) Ishant Sharma:
Ishant Sharma is one of the most experienced Indian pacers. Despite not being a premier T20 bowler, he can be handy with the new ball. Teams could use him as a powerplay specialist, and make him bowl in the first six overs of the innings.
He last played for Delhi in 2021. Sharma has played 93 games in the Indian T20 league and has picked 72 wickets at an average of 37.51. Besides, his economy rate is 8.11, which is decent in this format of the game.
2) S Sreesanth:
S Sreesanth has managed to overcome all the controversies in his life and is rearing to get on the field. He has shown his eagerness to return to the toughest 20 during several interviews of late. Besides, he had even registered for the mega auction for the 2022 edition.
After making a comeback to professional cricket in 2020, he was seen playing several domestic tournaments as well. As far as his record in the Indian T20 league goes, Sreesanth has taken 40 wickets in 44 games at an average of 29.9. Taking his enthusiasm into account, it doesn’t look like the Kerala pacer would disappoint if given a chance.