IPL 2020: Teamwise one player who may be a burden for his franchise
In the thick of such cut-throat competition, some of the players have been dishing out below-par performances.
Updated - Sep 29, 2020 8:49 pm
It has already been 10 days since IPL 2020 kick-started and set the stage on fire. All the teams have played at least 2 matches by now and have started to figure out their perfect combinations as well as roles for each player in the team. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have been by far the best teams on the board, securing 2 wins from an equal number of matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have not been able to open their account until now.
This season of IPL has been a roller-coaster ride up until now– power-packed with final over finishes and super overs and also weaved with mundane one-sided encounters. In the 10 completed matches, many new players announced themselves on the stage while others continued from where they left off during the last season.
Players like KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran have been leading the batting and bowling charts respectively.
Amidst the awe-inspiring performances of these players, there are many others who haven’t been able to live up to their reputation. Also, many other players have flattered to deceive. In the thick of such cut-throat competition, some of the players have been dishing out below-par performances.
Here in this article, we will look at one player from each team who may be a burden for his team:
1. Murali Vijay – CSK
In a team filled with IPL as well as International cricket veterans, it is often hard to make your mark. However, India’s former Test opener has not even come close to establishing any sort of impact for his team. In the 3 matches he has played, his strike rate is unbecoming of a decorated opener.
The hero of 2011 IPL final, Vijay has found it difficult to get going in all the matches he has played. His last significant contribution in IPL came about 9 years ago. Though he has been a part of CSK’s squad since his re-induction in 2018, he hardly got any chances to play because of the changed dynamics of the team.
This season, however, he got a chance to start for his team as Suresh Raina opted out of the tournament. However, he has not made any significant contribution to the team’s cause. His lack of intent while chasing huge totals has already earned him a lot of flak. With Ambati Rayudu expected to make his return in the next match, Vijay might be the one who would have to make way to accommodate him.