IPL 2020: Best stat-padders XI of the tournament

IPL 2020: Best stat-padders XI of the tournament

These players were busy improving their own stats and numbers and at the same time being a little benefit for their respective teams in IPL 2020.

2. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

A prolonged run at Kolkata Knight Riders’ top-order allowed Shubman Gill to blossom to his true potential this year. Across 14 innings, the promising 21-year-old opener accumulated 440 runs at a respectable average of 33.84 to finish as KKR’s leading run-getter.

But despite enjoying a breakthrough season, there were a couple of blemishes in Shubman’s showing. Like his opening partner in this team, Shubman, too, often struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking; as clearly evidenced from his dismal-looking 117.96 strike rate.

Unlike Rahul, though, Shubman had the full backing from the KKR think-tank to go out and play his natural game on the field. It just seemed that the pressure of facing quality bowling at the powerplay overs unnerved his otherwise headstrong temperament. But at just 21-years of age, the dashing Fazilka opener has plenty of time to address those issues.