SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik had a dream run in the last concluded IPL. Due to his antics with the ball in IPL 2022, the express pacer managed to earn his maiden call for team India.
Taking inspiration from Umran, as many as 14 J&K pacers have registered for the upcoming mini-auction. They form the two-third of the total 21 players from the union territory who are up for auction at the IPL-2023.
The likes of Mujtaba Yousuf, Basit Bashir Sharukh Dar, and Yudhvir Charak are some notable pacers from the J&K region participating in the IPL auction. Most of the seamers in the list have attended multiple trials and the likes of Basit Bashir and Sharukh Dar have already served as net bowlers for Punjab Kings and SRH respectively in the previous edition.
Shubham Khajuria, who was very impressive in both tournaments, attended a lot of trials and is likely to attract a bid for his exploits at top of the order. The very talented 23-year-old Vivrant Sharma too is an attractive package as the top-order southpaw can also bowl effective leg spin. For his all-round abilities, Abid Mushtaq, the left-arm spinner who can hit big, has already attracted interest from more than one franchise.
J&K players in the auction list: Shubham Khajuria, Vivrant Sharma, Mujtaba Yousuf, Abid Mushtaq, Yudhvir Charak, Basit Bashir, Rasikh Dar, Waseem Khanday, Avinash Singh, Aman Sharma, Fazil Makaya, Ateev Saini, Shahrukh Dar, Lone Muzaffar, Auqib Dar, Asad Jamil Ahmed, Aashish Bhatt, Gourav Koul, Rajeev Singh, Mohd. Wasim, Sampark Gupta.