The 18-year-old Abdul Samad can be the ‘Emerging Player of the Season’ in IPL 2020 if used well. He has the ability to hit the ball very hard and has sown good results for the Jammu and Kashmir side in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as well as the Ranji Trophy.
As a player who has played on dusty pitches in the domestic circuit, he can be trusted to perform in the UAE. Samad averages 40 in T20 cricket so far and has a strike rate of 136.16.
Out of the 240 runs that he has scored in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, 156 have come in boundaries.
SRH can use this to their advantage and slot Samad into the finisher’s role for IPL 13. If ever he is needed with the ball, he can bowl good leg-breaks with unreadable googlies. He can also prove to be the X-factor for SRH in the upcoming IPL tournament and is certainly a player to watch out for if presented enough opportunities.