Champions League T20 kick started on Saturday. Top T20 sides from across the cricketing continents have taken part in the lucrative tournament that will boast some of the best plays with the bat and ball.
The much awaited Champions League T20 kick started in Raipur on Saturday with the qualifiers.
Top T20 sides from across the cricketing continents have taken part in the lucrative tournament that will boast some of the best plays with the bat and ball.
Thus, to make it happen, players with top quality can make it happen as we bring to you the top five players worth looking out for in this Champions League T20 tourney. Have a look:
Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)
If the KKR were the winners of the IPL 2014, they had to thank wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa for much of the glories. Uthappa was also the winner of the Orange Cap in the IPL 2014 season and with top teams around this time, the Karnataka batsman will be looking to continue his ominous form into the CLT20.
Craig Simmons (Perth Scorchers)
Aussie batsmen are specialists in T20 cricket and that was one of the key reasons in the Oz teams clinching the T20 title twice. The CLT20 will be looking forward to pinch hitter, Craig Simmons, who was one of the reasons why Perth Scorchers won the 2014 Big Bash title. The Aussie went onto score 278 runs at an average of 39.71 and with a phenomenal strike rate of 165.
Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)
What a season he has had so far! After blowing away the English bowlers in the ODIs, southpaw Suresh Raina will be looking to do the same in the T20 format with the Chennai Super Kings. The formidable side who boast a talent of superstars might rely on Raina to hit some lusty blows down the order.
Jason Holder (Barbados Tridents)
After a superb show in the Caribbean Premier League, the tall and lanky pacer Jason Holder will be looking to carry the same momentum in the Champions League T20. Jason Holder is not new to the Indians conditions, having being represented the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. The Barbados Tridents will be banking on the lanky bowler to provide breakthroughs as they will be missing the services of their star players – Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Shakib al Hasan and Shoaib Malik.
Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Another notable player from the KKR franchise is mystery spinner Sunil Narine. The West Indian played a key role in his side’s IPL 2014 title win and will be looking to win their first ever CLT20 title by doing the double this season!
Another notable names in the list that was worth mentioning is Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab), Umar Akmal (Lahore Lions), MS Dhoni (CSK).