The West Indian Legend Ian Bishop interacted over Twitter as he mentioned Avesh Khan as the uncapped player who impressed him the most. READ MORE Rules changes but Team India overcame every hurdle: Ravi Shastri
Avesh Khan impressed Ian Bishop the most
The Right arm sensation Avesh Khan was having a dreamlike season until IPL got postponed indefinitely on May 4 due to turbulent rise of COVID-19 in India. The Madhya Pradesh speedster was constantly performing well in the domestics. Avesh Khan has been active in IPL since 2017 but rarely got a chance to fully develop his skills in the shortest format. In the 14th edition of IPL, Avesh Khan bagged 14 wickets in 8 games at a stunning economy of 7.7 averaging just 12. Avesh Khan is currently one of the pillars of the DC squad as the Pant-led side resides on top position at the moment.
Which uncapped Indian player impressed you the most in the first half of #IPL2021?
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 11, 2021
Too good for just 70 lakh
In IPL 2021, Avesh Khan, got retained for 70 lakh and got the spot in Playing XI in place of unfit Ishant Sharma and the big guy left a big mark taking two crucial wickets including Ms Dhoni’s and Faf Du Plessis at the expense of just 23 runs wherein other bowlers the went at over 9. Avesh Khan, unfortunately did not get to play IPL for next two editions but the speedster consistently did great in domestic and In January 2021, he was named as one of five net bowlers in India’s Test squad for their series against England.
At the age of 20, he made his T20 on the IPL stage where he got picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore but only got to play one game and was dropped later. A year later, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) grabbed him for 75 lakh INR where he got to play 6 games but the speedster could only pick 4 wickets with an economy as much as 10.
ICC WTC final
Khan’s hard off and determination paid off one more time as for the second consecutive time he was picked as a standby bowler for India ahead of ICC WTC and a 5-match series against England.