IPL 2019: 8 second best players from each team and their significance

IPL 2019: 8 second best players from each team and their significance

List of players fighting tooth and nail to lift their teams.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Like Orion, IPL is one of the most prominent constellations on the cricketing equator whose beauty reflects as a visual feast for the cricket world. This constellation consists of various super giants, teams from different parts of the country. Here, the brightest stars are in the form of players whose light glimmers in all directions. Since more than a decade the fans have been gazing at this star cluster. This league has been a star attraction since the inception as players from across the play here.

The 12th season of the IPL has been showing its glimpses of glory. And now as the tourney is in the final league stage fans are eagerly waiting for more spectacles. Most of the teams have struggled to maintain their consistency which has made this season even more unpredictable. Some superstars have already stamped their authority in this IPL. Along with them, there are players who have helped their respective franchises immensely, but their performances have gone under the radar.

1. Imran Tahir – CSK

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Chennai based franchise has again shown their ability to play smart cricket, and pull off close games. Their batting line-up has been chipping with useful runs, and Dhoni has been the mainstay for most ties. The bowlers have been able to keep the run flow in check on slow tracks, but have looked vulnerable on true surfaces. CSK are at the top of the table, and will continue their march if other teams don’t pick up themselves.

As CSK have played a number of games at Chepauk, their spin department has done the bulk of the work which includes Imran Tahir. The South African leggie has ruled the roost, as he has picked up 15 wickets in 9 matches. He has bowled tight spells under pressure and has provided crucial breakthroughs. Tahir’s best performance came against KKR, where he scalped 4 wickets including Lynn and Russell by giving away just 27 runs.