Predicting the best and worst performer of all teams in IPL 2020
While teams have stalwarts to boast of, they also need to take care of players, who could end up faltering.
Published - Jan 18, 2020 1:30 pm | Updated - Jan 18, 2020 1:31 pm
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is only a couple of months away and the teams are in readiness for the same. Preparations have already started with the retentions and auction already taking place. The auction took place in Kolkata back on December 19 and it was the first time when the City of Joy hosted the same.
62 players were sold even as 62 cricketers remained unsold. The other 202 players’ names didn’t come up. The tournament is now set to get underway on Sunday, March 29 and will continue until Sunday, May 24. The schedule for the T20 extravaganza is yet to be announced though.
Delving deep into the respective squads, there are trump cards, the teams will depend heavily on. However, a few players also exist who could end up failing miserably.
In the article, let’s take a look at the probable best and worst performers in IPL 2020: –
Chennai Super Kings
Best Performer- Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir is 40 years old, yet has been going great runs. The former South African is still a sought-after player in domestic T20 leagues across the globe. Even the Super Kings pinned hopes on him for the next season. In 2019, the Lahore-born Tahir churned out 26 wickets at an economy rate of 6.69.
Tahir was one of CSK’s five players, who played all the 17 matches. On a slow-and-low Chepauk strip, it won’t be a surprise if he weaves magic. After last year’s IPL, Tahir plied his trade, first for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and then the Jozi Stars. The spinner did well both in the CPL and the MSL.
Worst Performer- Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur has loads of potential on his shoulders, something which has earned him a spot in the Indian national team. But the Mumbai pacer has often been guilty of leaking too many runs in crunch moments. The 28-year-old was a part of the Super Kings last season and had a torrid time.
Though he took eight wickets, he was one of the most expensive bowlers for CSK with an economy of 9.36. Despite the poor show, the franchise has shown faith in him and retained him for the next edition. It now remains to be seen whether or not the fast bowler can pull of a spectacular show.