5 players who shone hit in IPL 2020

Intro: Here is a look at five players who have hit the refresh button

  1. Jasprit Bumrah (Age: 26, Team: Mumbai Indians)

The right-arm pace bowler, who is in all the three Indian squads for Australia tour, had come off an injury late last year and was looking rusty in the few games he played earlier this year. The Covid-19 break didn’t let him get much practice. However, he seems to have got his rhythm, pace, and zing back.

Wickets so far in IPL: 23 @15.74

 

  1. KL Rahul (Age: 28, Team: Kings XI Punjab)

The right-handed opener had been doing well for India in limited-overs format before the Covid-19 break. But thanks to his fine form and captaincy at IPL, he has made the Test squad, too, and has been picked as Virat Kohli’s deputy in the two limited-overs squads. Rahul led KXIP from the front, top-scoring, and leading the overall IPL run-scorers’ list even though his team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Runs in IPL: 670 @55.83

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (Age: 34, Team: Delhi Capitals)

The left-handed batsman, who is in the limited-overs squads for Australia, had gradually got back into the India squad with decent performances following injury at last year’s World Cup. Dhawan is second in the run-getters’ list just behind Rahul and has at least two more games to add to his aggregate. He made history at this year’s IPL by becoming the first batsman to score back-to-back centuries.

Runs in IPL: 525 @47.72

  1. Mohammed Shami (Age: 30, Team: KXIP)

The right-arm fast bowler, who like Bumrah, finds a place in all three squads for the tour of Australia, has had a good IPL and is locked with three others — Trent Boult, Jofra Archer, and Yuzvendra Chahal — at the third spot in the wicket takers’ list with only a slight dip in average that pushed him below the other three.

Wickets in IPL: 20 @23.00

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal (Age: 30, Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The wiry leg-spinner, who is in India’s limited-overs squads and had been off-colour in T20Is before Covid-19, ended as RCB’s top wicket-taker. His strike rate — he took a wicket almost every 16th ball — was impressive too. He picked at least a wicket in every game except two.

Wickets in IPL: 20 @19.05

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