IPL 2020: One wrong release and retention by each team
Teams could have delved deeper into their minds to churn out more judicious decisions.
Updated - Nov 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Axar Patel (Wrongly retained)
Axar Patel’s most productive year with the ball was for Kings XI Punjab in the year 2014 when his team made it to the final. The off-spinner took 17 wickets in 17 games at a decent average of 23.82. Nevertheless, since then, the 25-year old has failed to create much of an impact.
Axar Patel finished with three and ten wickets in his last two seasons for Delhi Capitals at averages of 72.67 and 36.40 respectively. For a bowling all-rounder, he averaged a woeful 13.33 and 18.33 in his previous two seasons. With Sandeep Lamichhane, Ravi Ashwin, and Amit Mishra forming a potent spin-attack, the Gujarat-born spinner may add no value to the line-up.
Chris Morris (Wrongly released)
One of the most unexpected releases that followed was of Chris Morris. The Proteas all-rounder is one of the most underrated bowling all-rounders who has produced the goods in his limited opportunities. Morris, along with his fellow countryman Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma formed one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament.
With 13 wickets in nine games in the last season, the South African speedster was the go-to bowler for captain Shreyas Iyer. His searing pace along with the ability to bowl lethal yorkers in death overs made him very handy. The 32-year old is also a useful batting option down the order, capable of resisting and churning out quick runs when needed.