IPL 2020: 5 Players who were lucky to be retained by franchises
Many out-of-form and disappointments from the last season have been given another chance to prove themselves this year.
Updated - Nov 22, 2019 11:57 am
The eight Indian Premier League – IPL franchises have released their retention list for IPL 2020 and started looking at the upcoming auctions in December 2019. There were many surprising releases this year, as many in-form and talented players were released. They would be the players to watch out for in the upcoming auctions.
On the other hand, there were many surprising retentions as well. Many out-of-form and disappointments from the last season have been given another chance to prove themselves this year. They would be under tremendous pressure to perform this year.
Therefore, let us lake a look at 5 players, who can consider themselves lucky to have been retained this year:
1. Kedar Jadhav
The biggest problem that haunted Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019 was the poor performance of their middle-order despite having the likes of Ambati yadu and Kedar Jadhav. The team scored very slow in the middle overs. And Kedar was one of those disappointments from the season.
The right-handed batsman scored only 162 runs in 14 games of the tournament. Moreover, these runs came at a strike-rate of 95, which is highly unsatisfactory at such a high level and for a player like him. Lastly, this performance was little replication of his high price of Rs 7.6 crores.
The Chennai-based-franchise has a template of giving a player enough chances without chopping the squad. This might have been the only reason, that Kedar is still in the team. He will have the duty to justify his high price tag and the franchise’s faith in him in the upcoming season.