IPL 2018: 5 players who surprised us with their performance

IPL 2018: 5 players who surprised us with their performance

It will be interesting to see if these superstars and the superstars in the making can back their performances with better shows in the days to come.

Rishabh Pant
Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has not been short on entertainment at all. Almost every game has gone down to the wire and it is safe to comment that this season has been the most entertaining one thus far in the history of the tournament. The key reason for this excitement and thrill in the season this year has been the unpredictability.

This unpredictability has come from the players who have come out of nowhere to stun the fans with their blitz and brilliance. As the tournament is nearing the business, the impact of such whirlwind performances is managing to have deeper imprints on the points table. In the recent days, some players have emerged from the shadows to show their mettle in the season.

And now, the fans are eagerly looking up to them for more such performances. There have been some veteran names like Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu who have been exceptional with their performance. Also, young names like Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw have started to pick form just at the right time.

It will be interesting to see if these superstars and the superstars in the making can back their performances with better shows in the days to come. It will only be good for the IPL if they replicate their heroics and do not end up being one match wonders. Here we pick five such special performances by unlikely heroes on those particular days who surprised the fans with their efforts.

Here is a look at 5 players who surprised us with their performance:

Jos Buttler – Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When the chips are down, the best in the business start to show the fighting spirit. The Rajasthan Royals are largely down and out of the competition this year. They have failed to strike consistency, and it is worrying concern for them. Recently, in the game against the Delhi Daredevils, all odds were against them. Chasing 151 in 12 overs looked like an improbable task.

The Royals decided to let Jos Buttler, a player who had been out of form this season, open the innings. Buttler grabbed the opportunity with both hands and sprung a surprise with his herculean effort. He hit an 18-ball fifty and ended up with a score of 67 off 26 deliveries to his name. He hit four boundaries and 7 sixes in the match and almost had his side over the line in the match.