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IPL is a great stepping stone for cricketers to get a chance in Team India. At the same time, the tournament offers several countries the chance to test some of their players at the highest level. Established foreigners usually only get a chance in IPL. However, sometimes young and exciting people also get opportunities. IPL 2022 has seen a few less established foreign players do well. These cricketers might as well get a chance in their national teams. In that regard, in this article we take a look at three foreign cricketers who were able to play for their respective countries in the 2022 T20 WC thanks to their IPL 2022 stint.
1) Dewald Brevis (Mumbai Indians) – South Africa
While Dewald Brevis is extremely raw right now, the teen has shown flashes of excellence for Mumbai Indians. We could say that he has proven that he already belongs here. Especially in the 49 (25) knockout against Punjab Kings, Dewald surprised everyone with his courage.
Brevis has a whole range of shots in his arsenal and it might not be a bad idea for South Africa to accelerate its entry into the senior squad. If management can ask him to be his fearless self, they will have an experienced batter to take the field in the T20 World Cup later this year.
2) Marco Jansen (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – South Africa
Marco Jansen is one of the cricketers who were able to play for their respective countries in the 2022 T20 WC thanks to their IPL 2022 stint. While the tall left-arm pacer has cemented his place in the South African test squad, he now aspires to become a cricketer of all sizes.
His time at SRH has helped him to some extent. Especially in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the youngster collected three wickets and caused the collapse for them. He was also frugal in other competitions. As he can also provide batting services, Jansen will form a good attack with players like Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in Australia while adding depth of strike at the same time.
3) Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Punjab Kings) – Sri Lanka
In the T20I tournaments that Sri Lanka played this year, Bhanuka Rajapaksa was excluded from the team. There are many controversies surrounding him. The player had also announced his retirement and then took it back.
For PBKS, however, the left-hander was in good shape. In the first two games, he recorded scores of 43 (22) and 31 (9) for the franchise. Since he is doing well, Sri Lanka might as well try to get him back on track.