With the advent of T20 leagues like Big Bash League (BBL) and Indian Premier League (IPL), the game of cricket has, over the years evolved from not just the game but also a source of business, entertainment, and money-making.Not only do these leagues help young players to show their talent and earn their national call-ups, but it also helps established players in rediscovering their lost spots in their respective international teams. Although these are great platforms, many of players, despite great performances go unnoticed for one or the other reason. Before you read about the underrated players from the previous season of IPL, learn how to start with online betting at betrallyindia.com.
With people now able to make money through betting sites, they should also know who to put their money behind with the next season of IPL less than six months away.Here we bring you a list of ten most underrated players from the 2019 edition of IPL.
- Moeen Ali, RCB
The 32-year old English all-rounder who was playing his second season of IPL played some brilliant knocks for a team that looked out of their groove for the most part of the season. Ali scored 220 runs in 11 matches that he played in at an outstanding strike rate of 165.92 with three half-centuries.
He also bagged six wickets at a decent economy rate of 6.96. The players’ performance mostly was overshadowed by the hype surrounding the star-studded batting line-up that included likes of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. Currently, he will have a lot to do for his franchise in the next season.
- David Miller, KXIP
The South African destructive middle-order batsman, fondly known as the Killer Miller, has been the batting mainstay for KXIP over the years.
But his performances in the 2019 edition in the limited opportunities were just about fine. But stellar performances by likes of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at the top made it look bleak.
Miller scored 213 runs in 10 games with a strike rate of just under 130 with one-half century to his name. Everyone who placed a bet over him made huge profits in some of the matches.
- Shubman Gill, KKR:
Riding high upon the expectations of Indian fans who are touting him to be the next big thing of Indian Cricket. Shubman Gill had a decent season in 2019 IPL with 296 runs from 14 games he played at an average of 32.88.
Gills’ performances were mainly overshadowed by another middle-order batsman Nitish Rana who was in his blue patch during the season. Gill also scored three half-centuries in the season.
- Surya Kumar Yadav, MI
Another player who was overshadowed under a star-studded line-up was Surya Kumar Yadav.
Ruled by skipper Rohit Sharma, the line-up included Quinton De Kock, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya, who made Yadav’s424 runs in 16 outings look nothing more than mere figures. Yadav scored two half-centuries and scored 424 runs at strike-rate above 130 and an average of over 32.
- Shane Watson, CSK
The aged Australian Kangaroo was under the scanner of fans all through the tournament despite having decent outing across the season.
He also silenced all his critics with a swashbuckling knock in the final of the tournament by almost taking his team over the line.
Further, he remained eclipsed by Faf Du Plessis, MS Dhoni, and Bravo, who won the games for CSK. Watson silently scored 398 runs in the season at a strike-rate of 127.
- Mohammad Nabi, SRH
One of the main reasonsbehind the rise of Afghanistan through ranks, Mohammad Nabi, had an above-average outing at the 2019 IPL season, he played eight games for SRH and scored 115 runs while also bagging eight wickets in the process.
He remained out of the limelight because of the destructive form of his team’s openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
- Karun Nair, KXIP
The stylish right-handed batsman, Karun Nair, was ignored by his franchise all through the tournament and made into their playing XI only once where he scored five runs.
Driven by the performances of Gayle and KL Rahul at the top, KXIP didn’t tinker much with its middle-order limiting the opportunities for Nair.
- Yuvraj Singh, MI:
Once a bad boy in the dressing room of the Indian Cricket Team, Yuvraj Singh, failed to find a spot for himself in playing XI of MI thus more than four times in the season despite scoring a half-century in the limited opportunities, he was said to sit outside.
So the next season of the IPL is less than six months away, brace yourselves and knock who can be your best bet for the new season.