Dream11 IPL 2020: The 13th season of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) is nearing its end. It has been a season like no other. In nearly two months, IPL has managed to keep fans and experts alike with its nail-biting contests and multiple climaxes, not to forget the battle for playoff berth stretching to the last match of the league contest. It has also seen a virtual passing of the baton, with the rise of youngsters. Some of them had even managed to impress BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
The former Indian captain in an interview named six players who amazed him with their performances.
Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals
Samson made his way into the T20 side for India tour of Australia. In 14 matches, the RR batsman scored 375 runs at a strike rate of 158.89. The 25-year-old had started the season with a bang, scoring back-to-back fifties. However, after a string of bad performances, he bounced back, amassing 138 runs in the final three games of the league games.
Rahul Tripathi, Kolkata Knight Riders
He might not be amongst the top performers, but his inclusion in the KKR had helped them get the needed depth in the tournament. In 11 games, he has scored 230 runs at a strike rate of 127.07.
Varun Chakravarthy, Kolkata Knights Riders
Varun Chakravarthy was probably the best performer for KKR this season. His best performance of the season came against Delhi Capitals, where his five-wicket haul had kept the two-time champions afloat in the IPL playoff race. In 13 games, Chakravarthy took 17 wickets at an economy of 6.84. He will be going to Australia as part of the Indian T20 squad.
Shubman Gill, Kolkata Knight Riders
Gill with his score of 440 runs in 14 games, is amongst the highest run-getters of the season. Although he did not play at his usual No.3 position, the Punjabi boy had perfectly adapted to his new role as an opener. He has been included for the Test and ODI squad for India tour of Australia.
Devdutt Padikkal, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Padikkal has been the find of the season, both for RCB and BCCI. The youngster is the front runner to bag the emerging players’ award. Furthermore, he is also the highest run-scorer for RCB with 472 runs in 14 games.
Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians
“SKY” as he is called by his teammates had certainly proved to his mettle especially with his performance in absence of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. In the last four games, he scored 167 which included one fifty. Although he was not included in the squad for India tour of Australia, Ganguly said that “he will soon break into the team”.