5 benched players who should get chances in the second week

These players aren’t short of talent, but need luck to go in their favour.

Ishan Kishan of the Mumbai Indians
Ishan Kishan of MI plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first week of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all done and dusted with some nail-biting finishes coupled with a few one-sided contests. Except Sunrisers Hyderabad, all the other seven teams got a win under their belt in the first week of the competition.

All the teams looked good with a perfect mix of Indian and foreign players in their group and the team managements looked to develop an apt combination that suited the conditions in the UAE. Due to this reason many star players were benched in the first week of IPL 2020.

While some teams tasted early success with those combinations, teams like CSK, RCB and SRH paid heavily due to their rusty and inconsistent performances. In this article, we will discuss some names of benched players, who should get a chance in the XI from the second week of the league.

Here is the list of players, who should get a chance in the second week of IPL 2020: –

1. Chris Morris (RCB)

Chris Morris DD
Chris Morris of DD. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Bangalore-based franchise kick-started their campaign with a 10-run win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening encounter of this season. In their second match, things went against RCB as they lost to Kings XI Punjab by a massive margin of 97 runs.

Punjab’s skipper, KL Rahul, smashed 48 runs in the final three overs of the innings and took away the match from RCB. The death bowling of RCB really looked terrible and they gave lots of chances to Rahul to score runs. RCB were clearly lacking a bowler who can bowl with a decent economy in the death overs and Chris Morris was a decent choice to fill that space in the team.

The South African all-rounder was bought by the Bangalore franchise for a whopping price of INR 10 crores and was benched in their first two games, giving chances to Australia’s young wicket-keeping batsman Josh Philippe. Morris, who had an impressive season in the Big Bash League is expected to take over the death bowling department of RCB in their next encounter against Mumbai Indians on Monday.

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