The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to resume in less than two weeks' time and the fans are eagerly waiting to see stars in action once again.
The competition was postponed indefinitely in May earlier this year because of a coronavirus outbreak.
The tournament is now being played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the final is scheduled to be played on October 15 in Dubai.
Since the tournament is now set to be organized at a time when international cricket is being played as well, some foreign players will not be able to join their respective franchises and therefore, there will be some new faces taking the field.
Here are five players who might prove to be an excellent acquisition this time around.
Tim David (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
First in the list features hard-hitting batsman Tim David. The 25-year-old is one of the hottest young properties in the world of T20 leagues. David—who has already played 55 T20s in his career where he has managed to score more than 1200 runs—replaces New Zealand's top-order batsman Finn Allen in the squad. The Singapore-born might prove to be a great acquisition for the RCB as he has already showcased his talent in the UAE while playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 for Lahore Qalandars.
Tabraiz Shamsi (Rajasthan Royals)