5 players who impressed elsewhere but failed in the IPL this year

5 players who impressed elsewhere but failed in the IPL this year

While some of these players are able to continue their good form in the cricketing extravaganza called the IPL, a few of them aren't just as fortunate.

Glenn Maxwell of the Delhi Daredevils
Glenn Maxwell of Delhi Daredevils. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has come to an end for the 2018 season. As the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifted the trophy for the third time, we were treated to some sensational all-round cricket all through in this edition of the tournament. Spectacular batting, scorching bowling and mind-boggling catches, nail-biting games and crunch finishes we witnessed it all.

More often than not, team managements in the IPL rely on a player’s recent performances before bringing him on board for the season. While some of these players are able to carry on their form into the cricketing extravaganza, a few of them aren’t just as fortunate. Here’s a look at 5 players who impressed elsewhere ahead of IPL 2018 but failed miserably in the tournament.

1. Colin Munro

Colin Munro batting
Colin Munro. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Hampshire may have signed on Colin Munro for the upcoming T20 Blast but his performance in the IPL 2018 was largely forgettable for the otherwise fiery batsman. Munro was signed on by the Delhi Daredevils (DD) following his unbelievable form in the T20 format for New Zealand. In January 2018, he became the first cricketer to score three centuries in T20Is.

However, Munro was well below average in the IPL. Firstly, he was under-exploited by his side and was given only 5 matches to play in the entire tournament following DD’s miserable outing in the tournament. The 31-year-old failed to impress as he mustered merely 63 runs at a dismal average of 12.60 in the season. His highest score of 33 runs off 18 balls was the only redeeming knock that he played against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).