IPL 2020: Best Benched XI of the tournament
Some experienced cricketers in the list.
Updated - Nov 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Just like every season, IPL 2020 happened to be an entertaining one for the fans and as usual, many youngsters came into the public limelight after some stunning performances for their respective franchises. From Devdutt Padikkal to T. Natarajan many players performed fairly and cemented their position for the next season.
But this edition of the cash-rich league was not the same for all the players as some couldn’t manage to make into the XI of their respective teams. From vastly experienced players like Chris Lynn to some upcoming young talents like Virat Singh many players warmed the bench for the whole season.
Now let us try to pick the best eleven from the players who were benched by their respective franchises in this season. Even for this selection, we have used the four foreigner rule and hence some star foreign players might have missed out from the list.
In the article, let’s take a look at the benched XI of IPL 2020:
1. Chris Lynn (MI)
The Australian dashing opening batsman was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of INR 2 crores in the auction. Although he scored 405 runs at an average of 31.15 and with a strike rate of 139.65 including 4 half-centuries, he was released by his former team KKR as he was costing a large amount of INR 9.5 crores.
The four-time champions bought the swashbuckling opener as a backup option to their well-set opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Although Rohit was injured after the ninth game, due to the four foreigner rule, Lynn was left out from the playing XI.
Lynn, who came from a terrible CPL, where he scored just 138 runs in his 9 innings with a really bad rate of 107.8, warmed the bench throughout this season. In his 41 games in the IPL, Lynn scored 1280 runs at a strike rate of 140.65 with 10 half-centuries to his name.