IPL 2018: Unused XI of the season

IPL 2018: Unused XI of the season

Here we take a look at such unused players who could have made an impact in the season

Manjot Kalra India
Manjot Kalra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League has proven to be a big success. Needless to concede, the tournament has been a better and a bigger season than all the previous editions of the competition. Now that the tournament has come to an end, it is justified to have a look back at the way IPL 2018 fared out for the various sides. The fortunes of some teams continued to remain poor this season and they did no good to their form.

The Delhi Daredevils and the Kings XI Punjab were the examples of this bracket. On the other hand, certain teams failed to live up to the expectation. The likes of Mumbai Indians failed to make it to the playoffs as well. At the same time, some sides like the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders punched above their weight this season to enter the playoffs of the competition.

When seen on a microscopic scale, it can be observed that the sides who tasted success in the season tried their players from the squad to the best possible way before settling down for their best possible eleven. On the other hand, some teams looked overly cautious and ended up benching some of their players for the entire season. Here we take a look at such unused players who could have made an impact in the season had they got their opportunities.

Here is the Unused XI of the IPL 2018:

Manjot Kalra – Delhi Daredevils

Manjot Kalra
Manjot Kalra of India celebrates after scoring a century during the England U19 v India U19 match. (Photo Source: Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Young Delhi batsman Manjot Kalra was a big name at the IPL auctions this season. The U19 star has been one of the top performers in the age group cricket in India. Prior to the IPL, Kalra was an integral part of the India U!9 setup that lifted the ICC U19 World Cup 2018. He is a big match player for sure.

In the finals of the ICC U19 World Cup, Kalra had hit an unbeaten century against the Australian colts. In the tournament this year, Kalra was with the Delhi Daredevils team. While his U19 teammates, Prithvi Shaw and Abhishek Sharma, got their chances in the season, Kalra went unused.