The Indian Premier League is almost over. Only the final duel between Gujrat Titans and Rajasthan Royals is left. IPL was created to provide young stars a big stage to show their talent in front of the cricket world. Every year many underrated players get a chance to show their capability and potential. IPL also gave many astonishing players to world cricket.
In this year Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Tilak Verma, Rahul Tripathi, and Rajat Patidar are some of the Indian players who left an impact throughout the season. Also the foreign players like Shimron Hetmyer, Tim David, and Dewald Brevis are some of the names who took opportunities and delivered good performances.
On the other hand, some good players were given opportunities, meanwhile, a few of them were benched throughout the season or given games with few chances. The main reason for this is because everytime try to make a combination for which some players pull out the maximum outcome. And for this specially the overseas ones had to kind of sacrifice their position.
In this article, we take a look at players who were benched almost throughout the season and should have been given few chances.
- Glenn Phillips
This Kiwi player is one of the most brilliant T20 cricketers. He was in Sunrisers Hyderabad but was not given too many chances for the franchise as Kane Williamson was the first choice.
- Karun Nair
Nair was picked by Rajasthan Royals this year. But did not get as many matches as the others. He only played just three games this year and scored just 16 runs.
- Manan Vohra
After spending the entire season in the pavilion Vohra got a chance in the knockout game against RCB in the Eliminator. As it turned out, the pressure fell upon him and he was not able to deliver. Vohra was once a regular in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab
- Tim Seifert
Seifert is another Kiwi batsman who played T20 cricket all over the world. However, playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, Seifert played a few initial games and once David Warner came, he was on the bench.
- Yash Dhull
He was the under 19 skipper. Signed up by Delhi Capitals. But he failed to get a spot in the playing XI.
- Arjun Tendulkar
Son of Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun was getting his much awaited IPL break with Mumbai Indians this season. However, that did not happen as he was on the bench for the second season straight.
- Mohammad Nabi
The former Afghanistan skipper was picked up by KKR for 1 crore but he was not given a single game. Surprisingly KKR had as many as 21 players playing for them this year but still, Nabi didn’t get a chance.
- Rajvardhan Hangargekar
The CSK authority said that he is a part of their plans for the future. They further added that they did not want to expose Hangargekar before he was ready with his full potential.
- Siddart Kaul
Kaul played only one match for RCB in this season. He spoke about playing alongside Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis in the IPL but that did not go in that way.
- Lungi Ngidi
Ngidi is the best example that to be benched throughout the season is South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi. He was a regular feature when he played for CSK but Delhi Capitals were not able to use his potential.
- Raj Angad Bawa
Another India U-19 player, who came into this IPL with a huge reputation but did not chance this time. Delivered best performance in the T20 World Cup but could not show any of that this IPL season