IPL 2020 will begin this Saturday with a clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi. There is a lot of buzz around the upcoming edition of the Dream11 IPL because, for the first time in the tournament’s history, the full season will be played in the UAE. Also, September will host the tournament for the first time.
The attention will majorly be on the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and other stars. However, in this article, we will have a look at the five underrated players who could make their mark in IPL 2020.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Gurkeerat Singh Mann is a former international player, who impressed a lot in the limited opportunities that he received at RCB last year. Bangalore will probably use him in the middle order again during IPL 2020 and he could prove to be a match-winner for the team.
Jayant Yadav – Mumbai Indians
Another former Indian cricket team member on this list is the off-spin bowling all-rounder Jayant Yadav. The fans feel that Mumbai Indians have a weak spin bowling attack this year, but Jayant could prove to be very effective in the UAE.
Harshal Patel – Delhi Capitals
Harshal Patel is a right-arm medium pacer who can also hit a few big shots in the middle. Patel performed brilliantly in the domestic season last year. Hence, it would be wrong to write him off heading into IPL 2020.
Jagadeesha Suchith – Kings XI Punjab
Jagadeesha Suchith was a match-winner for Mumbai Indians once upon a time. His stocks have fallen over the last few years but Suchith could emerge as a match-winner for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020.
Rahul Tripathi – Kolkata Knight Riders
At Kolkata Knight Riders, the focus will only be on Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, and the international stars. However, Rahul Tripathi can surprise the fans with his performances this year. If KKR use him as an opener, Rahul will be the player to watch out for.