IPL 2022: Team-wise one player who has been underused

IPL 2022: Team-wise one player who has been underused

A few players in IPL 2022 could have been used better by their respective teams.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Each year the IPL has brought some new names to the forefront, and for some, it has allowed them to restart their careers. It is the league where youngsters get the chance to play amongst international superstars of different nationalities. IPL provides the stage for emerging players to showcase their talent to the world. Many such stories have proven the IPL’s significance in players’ careers. It is a testimony that if a player does exceptionally well in the IPL then it is quite clear that he is ready for the big stage.

The IPL 2022 has been no exception to that. This season has been a revelation. The number of talents that have emerged from this season is fascinating. The likes of Umran Malik, Rajat Patidar, Aayush Badoni, Mohsin Khan, etc. are a few to mention. Although some players don’t get enough opportunities in the playing XI because of the obvious reason of team compositions. Such players do possess the capabilities to change the course of the game, but unfortunately, they are under-used. Here is a list of a player from each team who has been underused in the IPL 2022.

1. MI – Fabian Allen

Fabian Allen
Fabian Allen. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Jamaican allrounder has played T20 franchise cricket all around the globe. Since his debut for the West Indies in 2018, he has been a regular member of the squad. The 26-year-old cricketer is a left-arm orthodox spinner and bats in the lower middle order. He is someone who can take wickets in the middle overs and chip in with some handy runs at the back end of the innings. Allen has been in the headlines for his athletic fielding as well. He’s a complete T20 package and therefore has been a regular feature in the T20 franchise cricket circuit.

The IPL 2022 has not been a season of action for Fabian Allen though. He has played only one game so far picking up one wicket for the expense of 46 runs in his 4 overs. And since then he has not been in the playing 11 of the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2022 campaign has been a struggle. Fabian Allen was brought into the playing 11 after five consecutive losses but his inclusion did not change MI’s fortunes. Although they managed to win a game after a disastrous losing streak of 8 games.

Although he should have been inducted into the team earlier than he did. As his fellow West Indian, Kieron Pollard was not in the best of form. Allen might have compensated in his place or he might have been used as a floater upfront in the innings to provide that acceleration. As the openers, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan were tentative throughout the season, Allen could have also played the role that Sunil Narine has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, as a run rate booster in the powerplay.

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