The Aussies and BBL stars in the IPL
A club-by-club look at the players Aussie fans will be familiar with this IPL season
23 March 2019, 03:13 PM AEST
Chennai Super Kings
Last year’s IPL champions will again by helped along by Aussie veteran Shane Watson, who is fresh off a brilliant performance in the recent Pakistan Super League. Watson will be joined by Melbourne Stars allrounder Dwayne Bravo and Perth Scorchers’ English quick David Willey and coached by Stephen Fleming, who recently departed the Stars.
Aussie flavour: Shane Watson
BBL flavour: Dwayne Bravo (Stars), David Willey (Scorchers)
Full squad: MS Dhoni (c), KM Asif, Sam Billing, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, David Willey.
Coach Ricky Ponting is the only Aussie involved with the recently renamed Delhi franchise, although BBL fans will be keen to see how Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane performs after his strong season with the Melbourne Stars. Adelaide Strikers skipper for much of BBL|08, Colin Ingram, will also be at Ponting’s disposal.
Aussie flavour: N/A
BBL flavour: Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Colin Ingram (Strikers)
Full squad: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Hanuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Jalaj Saxena
Kings XI Punjab
After a breakthrough IPL campaign last year, AJ Tye is back at the Kings XI Punjab this season and will aim for another strong tournament to make a late run for Australia’s World Cup squad. He’ll be joined by countryman Moises Henriques, once his JLT Sheffield Shield duties are over, while Brisbane Heat’s Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will also be keen to impress.
Aussie flavour: Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye
BBL flavour: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Heat)
Full squad: Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Andrew Tye, Chris Gayle, Ankit Rajput, Murugan Ashwin, Karun Nair, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Simran Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
Kolkata Knight Riders
With his World Cup dream all but over, Chris Lynn will return to Kolkata and look to replicate his stunning form from recent seasons. The Knight Riders also have a couple of English BBL stars on their list; Renegades-title winning left-armer Harry Gurney and Sixers allrounder Joe Denly.
Aussie flavour: Chris Lynn
BBL flavour: Joe Denly (Sixers), Harry Gurney (Renegades)
Full squad: Dinesh Karthik (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, KC Cariappa, Anrich Nortje, Joe Denly, Prithvi Raj, Robin Uthappa
Australia have a host of fast-bowling options to choose from for the World Cup, and Jason Behrendorff can jump to near the top of the list with a good early season showing for Mumbai. Veteran Ben Cutting is also at the Indians after enjoying plenty of success at Sunrisers Hyderabad in the past.
Aussie flavour: Jason Behredorff, Ben Cutting
BBL flavour: N/A
Full squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kishan Ishan, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Siddesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Barinder Stan, Pankal Jaswal, Rasikh Salam, Anukul Roy
There’s be plenty of Australian focus on the Royals as Steve Smith makes his return from injury and aims to force his way into Australia’s World Cup squad. Ashton Turner will look to do the same after his impressive ODI showing against India earlier this month, while Hurricanes star Jofra Archer is back at Rajasthan this season as well.
Aussie flavour: Steve Smith, Ashton Turner
BBL flavour: Jofra Archer (Hurricanes)
Full squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shahshank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB recruit Marcus Stoinis is a certainty to be in Australia’s World Cup squad and new IPL teammate Nathan Coulter-Nile can secure his spot with a good showing for his new club. The pair will head to India at the end of Australia’s ODI series against Pakistan and look to continue their momentum ahead of the World Cup in England.
Aussie flavour: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marcus Stoinis
BBL flavour: N/A
Full squad: Virat Kohli (c), Mohammed Siraj, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Akshdeep Nath, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Parthiv Patel, Milind Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman
This is the other club that will have huge Australian interest given David Warner will be looking to show his best ahead of the announcement of Australia’s World Cup squad. Warner is part of a strong Aussie flavour at the Sunrisers, alongside paceman Billy Stanlake and coach Tom Moody. There’s also plenty of Afghan and BBL interest in the form of Strikers star Rashid Khan and Renegades allrounder Mohammad Nabi.
Aussie flavour: David Warner, Billy Stanlake
BBL flavour: Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi
Full squad: Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, David Warner, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptill, Abhishek Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Ricky Bhui, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami