While Indian pacemaker Jasprit Bumrah reminds everyone how good he is in the Indian Premier League, we’re watching players with the form to make a similar impact at the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
fast india Jasprit Bumrah picked up superb numbers of 5/10 from four overs for the Mumbai Indians in their loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday and the right-hand man now has 10 wickets for the tournament.
His numbers were the second best of a losing team in IPL history, second only to Australian 6/19 spinner Adam Zampa managed for Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016.
If Bumrah can continue that kind of form, then he could propel India to glory at the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
Find out which other players are preparing for Australia 2022 with strong IPL performances.
leg spinner Rashid Khan continues to lead the way for his country and shows no signs of slowing down at the IPL.
Rashid has 11 wickets in 11 games for the Gujarat Titans but it is his eye-popping save rate (6.84) that stands out against other bowlers in the tournament.
Afghan teammates Mohammad Nabi (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Gujarat Titans) are yet to feature in their respective franchises but may receive an opportunity during the backend of the tournament.
Experienced left-hander David Warner is in good contact at the IPL and looks certain to play a major role in Australia’s T20 World Cup defense later in the year.
Warner has 375 runs in nine innings for the Delhi Capitals at the IPL, with his recent impressive 92 on 58 balls against former Sunrisers team Hyderabad clearly standing out.
Australian teammates Glen Maxwell (193 races for Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Marcus Stoinis (118 for Lucknow Super Giants) showed glimpses of their skill, while with the ball veteran Josh Hazelwood works superbly.
The right-hand man has 13 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore and his miserly save rate of 6.81 is easily in the top 10 for all bowlers in the tournament.
Australian test skipper pat cummins picked up 3/22 for Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday against Mumbai Indians and now has seven wickets for the tournament in five matches.
right-handed Joe Buttler continues to dominate at the top of the Rajasthan Royals order, having now amassed a total of 618 runs in 11 innings to be the tournament’s leading scorer.
Buttler has three centuries and three half centuries under his belt and his 152.21 strike rate is among the best for any hitter.
Liam Livingstone is impressive at the Punjab Kings with 315 runs in 11 innings, while the veteran Jonny Bairstow has 136 runs on eight hits for the Punjab Kings.
Experienced all-rounder Moeen Ali played Sunday with numbers of 3/13 for the Chennai Super Kings against the Delhi Capitals and the veteran also has 130 runs to his name in seven innings.
Opener KL Rahul (451 runs for Lucknow Super Giants) has the most runs of any Indian player at IPL, but veteran Shikhar Dhawan (381) isn’t far behind and has yet to aspire to make the trip to Australia for the T20 World Cup later this year.
A handful of other hitters jostling to make the trip also impressed, with Hardik Pandya (333 runs for Gujarat Titans) and Shreyas Iyer (336 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders) also in the top 10 for most tournament runs.
Veterans Virat Kohli (216 races for Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Rohit Sharma (200 races for Mumbai Indians) performed below their high standards, while Rishabh Pants (281 runs for the Delhi Capitals) sometimes looked good.
leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal remains the tournament’s top wicket-taker with 22 scalps, with the left arm Kuldeep Yadav (18 wickets for Delhi Capitals at 7:55 p.m.) and experienced setter T Natarajan (17 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad at 17.82) not far behind.
At Jasprit Bumrah Carrying five wickets for the Mumbai Indians on Monday now means he has 10 scalps at this year’s IPL.
Experienced captain Kane Williamson made 199 carries from 11 innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad, with the veteran right-hander suffering a rare occurrence of being short for a duck without facing a ball in Sunday’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Perhaps the most impressive Kiwi at the IPL so far has been Devon Conway, with the talented fly-half having scored three half-centuries and a total of 231 runs from four strokes for Chennai Super Kings.
A trio of New Zealand designers are doing well in India, with the right arm Lockie Ferguson leads the way for Gujarat Titans with 12 wickets in 11 games.
Tim Southee (12 wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders) and Trent Boult (nine scalps for the Rajasthan Royals) are also in good contact, leaving the Kiwis with plenty of solid bowling options ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year.
Kagiso Rabada continues to impress with Punjab Kings, with the big right-hand man tied for third in most wickets in the tournament with a total of 18 scalps for his side.
This should bode well for the Proteas at the T20 World Cup in Australia, with compatriots Dwaine Pretorius (Chennai Super Kings) and Marc Jansen (Sunrisers Hyderabad) with six wickets each.
A host of South African batters were among the runs at the IPL, with a stylish southpaw Quinton de Kock leads the way for the Lucknow Super Giants with 344 runs.
Aiden Markram is not far behind with 326 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while David Miller (306 runs for Gujarat Titans) also impressed.
leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was in superb contact at the IPL and looks certain to play a major role in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.
Hasaranga picked up the excellent numbers of 5/18 in a player of the match performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday and the 24-year-old now has 21 wickets for the tournament with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
spinner companion Maheesh Theekshana has 12 wickets in eight games at Chennai Super Kings, while the point guard Dushmantha Chameera has nine wickets for Lucknow Super Giants.
Left-handed striker Bhanuka Rajapaksa has 201 runs in seven innings with the Punjab Kings.
Newly appointed white ball captain Nicholas Poran was in decent touch for Sunrisers Hyderabad, with the southpaw scoring 261 runs in 10 innings at the IPL.
Compatriot Andre Russel (281 races for Kolkata Knight Riders) and Rovman Powell (205 runs for the Delhi Capitals) showed good signs, while Jason Holder has 12 wickets for Lucknow Super Giants.
Ireland, Namibia, Pakistan, Scotland and United Arab Emirates have already qualified for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup but have no players listed in the IPL.
The last two qualifying teams will be determined during the B qualifiers in July.