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Best IPL trade of 2019

IPL has added a new rule from 2018. They have added first ever transfer window this ongoing season of IPL has seen a few successful trades.

Shruti Banerjee
Last updated: 23.04.2019
Best IPL trade of 2019 | Sports Social Blog

Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the tournaments which give exposure to those players who are less known. While trying to fill up the gap between Domestic and International stage, IPL focuses on the fresh talents and giving them the recognition. From the point of view of young players, they get to rub the shoulders with the International players, which help them to grow in their career.

However, IPL has added a new rule from 2018. They have added the first ever transfer window because of that, the teams will be able to exchange players. However, this ongoing 12th season of IPL has seen a few successful trades.

Shikhar Dhawan – Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan has returned his home team in IPL after 11 long years. He played for Delhi in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008. Later, Sunrisers Hyderabad brought him in 2013. Since then he was with the Hyderabad franchise and had been in a great form throughout the years.

Though Delhi has the players like Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, they were lacking someone who can stable the innings, while opening. Dhawan, somehow fitted in the gap and have been doing pretty well for the team.

Dhawan has played 10 games for Delhi Capitals so far where he amassed 291 runs with the strike rate of 129.91. The left-handed opener has smashed 35 boundaries and 5 sixes so far and the highest score is 97*. It will be interesting to see where he will finish the tournament.

Quinton de Kock - Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians gave a big surprise by taking Quinton de Kock through the trade window. Mumbai had a steady opener like Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan and with two wicketkeepers like Ishan Kishan and Aditya Tare. But they were lacking someone in the opening slot who can provide with a big score within the powerplay which will help both in scoring and run-chase.

The South Africa player earlier played for Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capitals) and Sunrisers Hyderabad; where he had played 34 matches, scoring 927 runs at an average of 28.09, with a strike rate of 130 before this season.

He has played 10 matches for Mumbai so far; where he scored 378 runs with the strike rate of 137.45; which included 35 boundaries and 15 sixes. His inclusion has provided with great stability in the team and his ability of big hitting helped Mumbai to put up big scores as well as to chase them.


Marcus Stoinis - Royal Challengers Bangalore

Marcus Stoinis proved a right choice in trading for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). They have a star-studded line up with the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Bangalore considered as one of the favorite teams in the IPL but despite being the world-class players in the squad, they haven’t won the title so far.

However, they traded Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis. Bangalore were lacking a fast-bowling all-rounder and Marcus Stoinis seemed to have filled the gap pretty well.

The Australia all-rounder was not available for the first couple of games due to his national duty and finally joined his new franchise; where he played 6 games so far. He has already amassed 119 runs with the strike rate of 141.66, remaining not out in four matches. He even bagged one wicket also.

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