Not to forget the contributions of Jorginho, Pepe Reina, and Faouzi Ghoulam, who have also been instrumental this season.
????On a personal note, I would love to see Napoli lift the Serie A title this season. Nothing against Juventus, but nobody wants another league like Bundesliga where the winner is almost always known at the start of the season. I really admire the efforts Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne employ in a match, and would really want them to be rewarded as such. It’s still a lot of time to call the shots, and a single slip from Napoli will cause the table to change leaders. It will be a sight to behold if Napoli can hold on to the single extra point for the remainder of the season.
?2. Imran Tahir (Rs. 1 Crore – Base Price)ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: South Africa v Sri LankaWhen most of the South African players were purchased at eye-popping bids, CSK managed to steal the top-ranked ODI bowler at its base price in the auction.The leggie has picked up 47 wickets in 32 IPL matches with an average of 24.46 in his short IPL career. In the last season, Tahir proved his knack by picking up 18 wickets in 12 matches playing for the now-defunct Rising Pune Super Giants.Tahir’s googly has been his biggest weapon in the limited over game.
The hardworking 38-year-old has left no stone unturned to match the fitness level of the younger players of this generation (showcased by his celebration which is longer than most fast-bowlers run-ups).Clearly, the leggie would like to continue his international form in the IPL as well.?1. Faf Du Plessis (Rs. 1.6 Crore)CLT20 2012 Match 3 – Chennai Super Kings v Sydney SixersThe South African Captain Faf Du Plessis will once again wear the yellow of the Super Kings after CSK’s management used the RTM card on him.
The right-handed batsman has been an active part of the CSK’s IPL journey since 2011. He has scored over 300 in the three consecutive seasons of IPL (2012, 2013 and 2014).He is the frontline middle order batsman of South Africa and has the knack to build innings. Faf is one of the most consistent batsmen in the world cricket and also one of the finest fielders playing today.Clearly, he seems to be a perfect T20 package for the CSK this upcoming season.?