IPL 10 : Players who didn’t play a single game this season
Few well-known international players did not get a single chance in this year's IPL
Updated - Feb 1, 2018 5:31 pm
The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended on 21st May. Mumbai Indians won a thriller of an encounter against Rising Pune Supergiant. It was a low-scoring encounter and bowlers of Mumbai Indians pulled off a top-drawer performance to get the narrowest possible victory against their Maharashtrian rivals Pune. Over the decade, we have seen many unknown talents getting unearthed at the grand stage.
From Rajasthan Royals’ Swapnil Asnodkar to Kings XI Punjab’s Paul Valthaty, we have been mesmerized time and again. Many young players stole the show this time as well. Mumbai’s Nitish Rana and Pune’s Rahul Tripathi made names for themselves. But on the other hand, many well-known overseas players had to spend the entire duration of the tournament on the bench. They were considered as excess by their team, and all they could do was enjoy the match from the dugout.
Here are some of the well-known player who didn’t play a single game this year
#1 Darren Sammy
If anyone is making such a list, Darren Sammy’s name has to come first without any doubt. His best season in the IPL was in 2013, when Sunrisers Hyderabad reached the play-offs stages. West Indies has won 2 ICC World Cup T20 titles under his captaincy.
But Kings XI Punjab’s captain Glenn Maxwell never had the Caribbean maestro in his plans. Sammy is the captain of a Pakistan Super League and a Bangladesh Premier League franchise as well. But in the IPL, all he did was watch the game from the bench.