IPL 2020: List of best and worst value for money players
There’s been many ups and downs in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). At the end, Mumbai Indians have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title for the fifth time.
The almost two-month battle ended with the final match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. Batting first, Delhi scored 156 runs. In reply, captain Rohit Sharma’s innings of 68 runs off 51 balls and Ishan Kishan’s innings of 33 off 19 balls helped Mumbai retain the title with a five-wicket win.
However, IPL isn’t just a simple tournament, there’s been many calculations about money. Franchises pay a lot of money for the cricketers to be involved in their team. So normally expectations are always very high from their side.
This year, there’s been also many cricketers who have fulfilled their expectations and also some cricketers who have disappointed them.
Here’s some of the cricketers who have been best and worst value for money:
Best value for money cricketers:
Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Salary- $27,000: He got this year’s ‘Emerging of the Player’ award. The 20-year old left-handed batsman scored 473 runs in 15 matches with 5 half-centuries in his debut season.
T Natarajan (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Salary- $53,000: He’s one of the best death-over bowlers in this year’s IPL. The 29-year old left-arm bowler took 16 wickets in 16 matches with the economy of 8.02.
Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab), Salary: $134,000: The national team opener was one of the best opener in IPL 2020. The 29-year old right-handed batsman scored 424 runs in 11 matches with 2 half-centuries and 1 century.
Wriddhiman Saha (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Salary: $161,000: The national team wicket-keeper just changed the scenario of the team after he got chance in playing XI. He scored 214 runs in 4 matches with the average of 71.33.
Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings), Salary: $215,000: The former South Africa captain was the standout performer for Chennai this season. He scored 449 runs in 13 matches with the average of 40.81.
Worst value for money cricketers:
Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders), Salary: $1.6m: The Caribbean all-rounder didn’t perform according to his potential at all and it looked like his magic was gone. He scored 121 runs in 10 matches and got just 5 wickets.
Kedar Jadhav (Chennai Super Kings), Salary: $1.05m: One of the worst performers in this year’s IPL undoubtedly. He scored just 62 runs in 8 matches with the strike-rate of just 93.93.
Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Salary: $1.14m: The big West-Indies star all-rounder passed a forgettable season this year. He scored just 117 runs in 10 matches and took just 6 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab), Salary: $1.4m: The Australia all-rounder failed to fulfill everyone’s expectation as scored just 108 runs in 13 matches and took 3 wickets.
Sheldon Cottrell (Kings XI Punjab), Salary: $1.14m: The left-arm West Indies fats bowler was fully flop throughout the tournament. He took just 6 wickets in 6 matches with the economy rate of 8.80.