Umar Nazir listed among ‘Players to Watch’ during IPL auction today

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 19: Twenty-three year old pacer from Jammu and Kashmir, Umar Nazir, has been listed among the ‘Players to Watch’ during the auction for 10th edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2017 season.
The auction of the players for the highly lucrative and popular India Twenty-20 domestic cricket competition is going to take place in Bangalore at 9 am tomorrow.
Parvez Rasool, Umar Nazir and Ian Dev Singh Chauhan from J&K are among the players listed for IPL auction.
According to CricBuzz, an influential cricket news website, Umar Nazir’s performance in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter Zonal Cricket Trophy, with an impressive economy rate of 4.57 would certainly spark interest among IPL franchises.
“With 2017 IPL auction set to take place on Monday (February 20) in Bangalore, we decided to zero in on the players who could be in high demand,” CricBuzz said while listing Umar Nazir among the eight players from across the world to be watched during the auction.
The eight Players to be Watched who have been shortlisted by CricBuzz include big-hitting English batsman Ben Stokes, another English cricket Jason Roy, South African leg spinner Imran Tahir, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, Tamil Nadu fast bowler T Natarajan, New Zealand all rounder Colin de Grandhomme, Karnataka all rounder Krishnappa Gowtham and J&K pacer Umar Nazir.
Besides Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association and BCCI, Umar also plays for Tata Sports Club Mumbai.