The Indian Premier League is the toughest and most competitive T20 tournament. To make a name for themselves, the youngsters try their best to beat the experienced one. Apart from that, the experienced players try to make a comeback in the circuit by excellent performances in this lucrative league. Currently, it is very difficult for a player to settle in this league.
If the above-mentioned situations do not give you an insight into the competitiveness, well you will be surprised to know that the race to playoffs last year lasted till the final league match! The teams who were present at the bottom of the table managed to make it to the upper half of the table. Adding on, the youngsters like Ishan Kishan and Nicholas Pooran destroyed a few bowling attacks. It will be interesting to see how they perform in the upcoming season.
Talking about the players who failed last year, well, there were plenty! These players failed to make a mark on the big stage and as a result, their team had to suffer. However, few players failed to perform impressively in the IPL, but they had a good impact in the Big Bash League. Here is the list of 5 flops in IPL 2020 who did well in BBL 2020-21:
5. Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams was roped in by the Delhi Capitals for the thirteenth season of the IPL. He was brought in as the third seamer for Ricky Ponting’s squad as Rabada and Anrich were leading the bowling attack. For Sams, this was the biggest stage as he had never faced something big like the IPL. Already playing for a strong team, there was an added pressure on him to make a name for himself.
Well, it looks like the pressure got the better of him as he had a poor debut season. He was included in the playing eleven for three matches only. During those three matches, he had a poor economy rate of 9.5 and was unable to pick up a wicket. This never helped his team as they struggled during the latter half of the tournament. And, the absence of the third seamer meant that the Delhi Capitals struggled to choke the Mumbai Indians in the final.
However, Sams had a brilliant BBL season. During his recent stint with Sydney Thunder, Sams took 11 wickets in 9 matches with an economy rate of 8.51. Talking about his average, he had an average of 23.70 in the Big Bash League. For a player who had a terrible IPL season, this is a much better performance. Therefore, Sams makes it to this list of 5 flops in IPL 2020 who did well in BBL 2020-21.
4. Alex Carey
Alex Carey is another Australian player who was a member of the Delhi Capitals last season. With a strong batting lineup, there was little space for Carey to make a name for himself during the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League. However, Rishabh Pant’s injury meant that Carey was given a chance in the playing eleven. In the only season he played, Carey scored 32 runs off 29 balls.
A strike rate of 110.34 was never enough for Carey to cement his place in the playing eleven. Therefore, he had to warm the benches for most of the season. Also, this meant that he was released from the squad before the 2021 auctions. Well, this might cost Delhi a solid player in the form of Carey.
The Australian keeper smashed 425 runs in 13 innings in the BBL 10. A strike rate of 122.13 speaks about this composure at the crease and he has a century to his name this year. Well, it looks like the Aussie keeper has found his form! Therefore, Alex Carey makes it to this list of 5 flops in IPL 2020 who did well in BBL 2020-21.
3. Adam Zampa
The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a relatively better season last year. The men in red managed to reach the playoffs last season but were knocked out by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. One of the major factors for the team’s failure has been the over-dependency on Virat Kohli and ABD. Even though they have single-handedly managed to drag the team out of trouble multiple times, others have failed.
One of the vital players in their squad was Adam Zampa. The leg-spinner was roped in by the management as an option for Chahal. However, Zampa could not make an impact this year. During the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League, he took only 2 wickets with an economy rate of 8.36. Although the economy rate was manageable, the fact that he took only 2 wickets is not acceptable.
However, he had a fantastic BBL season. Zampa took 19 wickets in 12 marches. He had an excellent economy rate of 7.35 and had the best bowling figure of 5-17. A strike rate of 14.30 speaks volumes about his caliber as a T20 specialist. Therefore, we might witness franchises playing a game of tug of war to include Zampa in their squad. Therefore, he makes it to this list of 5 flops in IPL 2020 who did well in BBL 2020-21.
2. Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe is another member of the RCB squad who makes it to this list. The youngster was included in the playing eleven regularly during the initial phases of the tournament, Known for his fluent batting, Josh opened the batting with Aaron Finch. However, the duo failed to make promising starts for the team. The opening failure meant there was pressure on the middle order batsmen and hence, they choked.
During the last season, Josh scored only 78 runs with a strike rate of 101.29. This was never enough for Josh to cement his place in the playing eleven. Subsequently, he was dropped and could not make a return to the squad. Adding on, the management decided to release him ahead of the 2021 IPL auction.
Well, he had a turnaround tournament in the BBL for the Sydney Sixers. He was a member of the champion team that went on to defeat Perth in the final. In 16 innings, Josh scored 508 runs with an impressive strike rate of 149.41. Apart from that, he had an average of 31.75, which means because of him, the Sixers had terrific starts!
1. Glenn Maxwell
The Kings XI Punjab had the most destructive batting lineup during the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Well, they were unable to make it to the playoffs even after a superb comeback during the final phase of the tournament. Before moving to another auction, the management has decided to let go of one of their most prolific batsmen, Glenn Maxwell! The Australian all-rounder had a horrible IPL season last year.
During the thirteenth edition, the Australian all-rounder scored only 108 runs off 106 balls! Adding on, he could not score a single six and had to contribute with the ball to ensure that the team was able to exert pressure on the opposition. With the ball, Maxwell had a decent outing as he bowled with an economy rate of 8.04. But, this was never enough for him to retain his spot, therefore, he was released.
However, the “Big-Show” was back in form and was a vital contributor to Australia’s victory over India during the ODI series. Apart from that, he scored 379 runs in 13 innings in BBL 2020-21. Talking about his strike rate, he had a brilliant strike rate of 143.56 with the highest score of 71. For a batsman who failed in the most lucrative league, these are excellent figures. Therefore, Maxwell makes it to this list of 5 flops in IPL 2020 who did well in BBL 2020-21.
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