The Unlucky players who missed the IPL20 playoffs

The Unlucky players who missed the IPL20 playoffs

Published on: Nov 10, 2020

While the best sides in this year's IPL tournament made it to the top four, the same cannot be said about some players. Some batsmen in IPL teams that did not make it to the playoffs did their best, but could not steer their teams into the playoff stages. Here is a list of some of the star players that missed out in the playoffs compiled into an " Unfortunate XI" line-up.

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul is amongst the standout star names not to feature in the latter stages of this competition. As the current holder of the Orange Cap, Rahul was just one win away from reaching the knockout stages, but their last two losses became their undoing. Together with Rahul, Mayank Angrwal formed one of the most lethal partnerships in the opening rounds. Agrawal had his most successful season with a strike rate of 156.45. Another KXIP player who will be gutted to miss the playoffs is Chris Gayle. Having been side-lined for seven games, his inclusion to bat still made a huge impact. It will be a shame that fans will not see him in action again in this year's edition. If you fancy your chances at this year's competition, you can consider betting on your favourite team at a legit and trusted site such as Comeon Sportsbook

Players from other IPL teams

Kolkata Knight Riders Englishman Eoin Morgan was so far one of the best middle-order batsmen of the season. However, the lack of support from other areas of the squad meant his season ended earlier than he had hoped for. Ravidra Jadeja was one of the best Indian players in the tournament. The Rajasthan Royals player is third on the list with a strike rate of 171. Although Chennai Super Kings did not enjoy an eventful season, Sam Curran did all his best to try and inspire his teammates but to no avail. Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Rahul Tewatia earned himself a cult-like status in an impressive showing against KXIP and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is also the first player to complete a double of 200 runs and 10 wickets in this season's competition. Rajasthan Royals player Jofra Archer had the second-highest strike rate after the conclusion of the group stages. Mohammed Shami had an impressive showing against Mumbai Indians where he was up against Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma. The KXIP player defended five runs against the duo who are now on the verge of a 5th IPL title after reaching the final. Varun Chakravarthy is the last player on our " Unfortunate XI" team not to feature in the playoffs. He managed to get 5-20 against Delhi capitals, making it the best performance in the league stages. He would go on to finish his season on a high of 17 wickets in 13 matches, meaning he would have had greater returns had his side been involved in the latter stages of the tournament. His impressive performance also saw him earn a place in India's T20 side for their upcoming Australian Tour.