IPL 2018: Five players who might be playing their last IPL
Do these players have enough cricket left in them to last another season?
Published - Apr 28, 2018 4:32 pm | Updated - Apr 28, 2018 4:48 pm
With almost half of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) done, all the teams are battling hard to make it to the top four. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab seem to be the front-runners at this point in time. However, with more than half of the season still remaining, it is too early to decide as to who will make it to the playoffs.
Every team has found certain match-winners for itself already. These players are expected to play some big role going forward into the tournament. However, some stalwarts, who were expected to play crucial roles failed miserably thus far. With form and age not on their side, we could well see these players playing their last IPL this season unless they do something miraculous. Here are the five players who could well be playing their last IPL:
1. Gautam Gambhir | Delhi Daredevils
This season is definitely the most dreadful one for Gautam Gambhir. He failed miserably with the bat scoring 85 runs in 6 games which also included a 50. Furthermore, his team lost five out six games under him building up the pressure. Hence, he decided to step down as the captain and also found himself no place in the XI in the next game. Moreover, his fielding hasn’t been as good as it was earlier.
With Gambhir stepping down as the skipper and not fitting in the XI, he is one of the few players who might well be playing his last IPL. There wasn’t much demand for him in the auction and will not be any going forward. Gauti, who will be 37 by the time he will play the next IPL might be considering his retirement much earlier to that.