The CPL 2020 just finished on Thursday (10th September) afternoon after Trinbago Knight Riders claimed their fourth CPL trophy after beating (by eight wickets) St Lucia Zouks in the final. In just more than a week later, IPL 2020 will begin in the UAE that will run between 19th September and 10th November 2020.
Eight franchises are getting ready to begin their journey in the IPL 2020 while the CPL players are also ready to join their respective IPL sides. While some of the cricketers highly impressed in the CPL 2020, the IPL franchises are expecting similar strong performances from them in the forthcoming IPL season.
IPL 2020: 5 Cricketers To Look Out In The Tournament Based On Their CPL 2020 Performances
Andre Russell – 222 runs and 3 wickets
The Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell is now the crucial name of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In the IPL 2019, Russell won the Most Valuable Player award for his incredible all-round performances. He maintained the same status in the CPL 2020 where he served for Jamaica Tallawahs.
In the recently concluded CPL tournament, Russell scored 222 runs (average 44.40) and also took 3 wickets in nine matches. He was once again very dangerous with the bat in that tournament as he had the 141.40 strike-rate in that tournament. Russell smashed three half-centuries in that tournament. Though he started the tournament with a couple of slow knocks, which was the very opposite nature of his familiar batting, soon Russell picked up his tempo and brought up his dangerous aggressive batting.