IPL 2020: 5 players who despite a good start have failed to produce results ahead of IPL playoffs

This IPL 2020 season has seen the rise of many new names. Be it Kings XI Punjab’s Ravi Bishnoi, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Devdutt Paddikal or even Chennai Super Kings Sam Curran; these players have made important contribution for their teams. However, not all players have had the same story. There are some who despite having a great start to the season, have kind of faded away ahead of IPL playoffs.

InsideSport brings you 5 such players who made impact in the first half but are struggling in the second leg of IPL 2020.

– Shubman Gill, Kolkata Knight Riders:

With two fifties and 254 runs, Gill had a strong start to his IPL 2020 season. His highest score of the season is 70 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second game. However, he has struggled to make the same impact in the second half. In his previous four matches, Gill has managed to score just 67 runs.

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in first 7 games

Date TEAM

Runs

2020-09-23 KKR Vs MI 7
2020-09-26 KKR Vs SRH 70
2020-09-30 KKR Vs RR 47
2020-10-03 KKR Vs DD 28
2020-10-07 KKR Vs CSK 11
2020-10-10 KKR Vs KXIP 57
2020-10-12 KKR Vs RCB 34

 

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in 2nd half of IPL so far

Date Team Runs
2020-10-16 KKR Vs MI 21
2020-10-18 KKR Vs SRH 36
2020-10-21 KKR Vs RCB 1
2020-10-24 KKR Vs DD 9

 

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Rahul Tewatia, Rajasthan Royals

Rahul Tewatia’s 53 runs innings against Kings XI Punjab is still amongst the best of the season. However, Tewatia has struggled with consistency. Nonetheless, he still managed to contribute 20-30 odd runs in every second game in the first half of the season.

However, since the start of the second half, he has faded away. He has scored 35 runs in his last four games.

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in first 7 games

2020-09-22 RR Vs CSK 10
2020-09-27 RR Vs KXIP 53
2020-09-30 RR Vs KKR 14
2020-10-03 RR Vs RCB 24
2020-10-06 RR Vs MI 5
2020-10-09 RR Vs DD 38
2020-10-11 RR Vs SRH 45

 

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IPL 2020 stats: Performance in 2nd half of IPL

2020-10-14 RR Vs DD 14
2020-10-17 RR Vs RCB 19
2020-10-19 RR Vs CSK 0
2020-10-22 RR Vs SRH 2

 

Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals

Few flamboyant innings and then back to mediocrity, this has been the story of Sanju Samson’s IPL career. The Rajasthan Royals batsman started the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in a similar fashion. After striking a confident 74 and 85 in the first games in Sharjah, he has failed to reach double figures, let alone a big innings. After a long wait, Samson produced a useful innings against Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in first 7 games

2020-09-22 RR Vs CSK 74
2020-09-27 RR Vs KXIP 85
2020-09-30 RR Vs KKR 8
2020-10-03 RR Vs RCB 4
2020-10-06 RR Vs MI 0
2020-10-09 RR Vs DD 5
2020-10-11 RR Vs SRH 26

 

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in 2nd half of IPL

2020-10-17 RR Vs RCB 9
2020-10-19 RR Vs CSK 0
2020-10-22 RR Vs SRH 36
2020-10-25 RR Vs MI 54

 

Priyam Garg, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Priyam Garg has been the find for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. His impressive 51 runs knock against Chennai Super Kings brought him into the limelight. However, he has struggled to keep up with the competitive nature of IPL. Besides the half-century against CSK, he not been able to cross the 20-run mark, let alone a big score.

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in first 7 games

2020-09-21 SRH Vs RCB 12
2020-09-26 SRH Vs KKR 11
2020-09-29 SRH Vs DC 0
2020-10-02 SRH Vs CSK 51
2020-10-04 SRH Vs MI 8
2020-10-08 SRH Vs KXIP 0

 

IPL 2020 stats: Performers in 2nd half IPL

2020-10-11 SRH Vs RR 15
2020-10-13 SRH Vs CSK 16
2020-10-18 SRH Vs KKR 4
2020-10-24 SRH Vs KXIP 3

 

Prithvi Shaw, Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals decision of benching Shaw in their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders tell the complete story. Unlike his first half of IPL 2020, where he scored two fifties, Shaw has struggled in the second of the season. In his four games, he has managed to score just 11 runs so far.

IPL 2020 stats: Performance in first 7 games

DD Vs KXIP 5
DC Vs CSK 64
DC Vs SRH 2
DD Vs KKR 66
DD Vs RCB 42
DD Vs RR 19


IPL 2020 stats: Performers in 2nd half IPL

DD Vs MI 4
DD Vs KXIP 7
DC vs MI 0
DC vs CSK 0