IPL: 5 Players who deserve a better team next season

These players will play a bigger role for the other teams.

Nitish Rana and Andre Russell
Nitish Rana. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Eight teams began a marathon, IPL 2019 five weeks ago and now most of them are close to the finish line, the final phase of the league. Every competitor wanted to win the gold and that gave them an extra push to get a good lead at the start of the race. The strategies of most of the participants worked, but some faltered at the middle of the race and now are sprinting to catch-up in the last lap, playoffs. The crowd has cheered continuously and now are expecting their favourite team to break the finish line ribbon, lift the trophy.

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has continued its juggernaut, and the ties have been nothing short of fairytales. The teams have played a good brand of cricket, and the defiant ones are in the final four. Various players have got their opportunities to shine but few of them have also missed the action. These players should consider themselves unlucky and they deserve to be in the other teams.

Here are the five players who deserve a better team in IPL 2020:

1) Mohit Sharma – Kolkata Knight Riders

Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IANS)

The Haryana cricketer was snapped by the Chennai franchise in IPL 2019 auction for a bountiful amount of Rs 5 crores. It was exciting times for the speedster, as it was kind of a homecoming for him and MS Dhoni has always preferred experience in his team. Mohit Sharma started his career in CSK den, and at the end couple of seasons he even went on to represent India at the highest level. He has played 85 matches in his IPL career in which he has taken 91 wickets at an economy rate of 8.40.

This year Chennai’s fast bowlers have struggled in death overs, and that’s where Mohit would have been a good option for them. Surprisingly, the captain cool has used the pacer for only one match where he was rusty and conceded 27 runs in 3 overs. Mohit is a crafty bowler who can bowl in powerplays and in the death overs, and that’s why he will be a great asset for the KKR side.

Kolkata has no experienced fast bowler in their line-up, and their pacers have been leaking runs at a rate of 9.50 in this season. Mohit can solve this problem and can guide the rookies if he is picked by them in the next season.


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