Pat Cummins takes INR 1,66,07,142 per wicket as of now!
The 13th season of Indian Premier Leagues started on a perfect note. In the first 12 games, we saw two Super Overs, several nail-biting finishes, and some incredible performances. While uncapped and less expensive players like Rahul Tewatia and Mayank Agarwal were outstanding in their teams’ first three games, most of the expensive players of IPL 2020 have disappointed their fans.
The biggest buys of this season, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Sheldon Cottrell haven’t impressed with their game yet and the formula of constructing your team around 3-4 big players looks faded now. Rajasthan Royals, the team that usually banks on young Indian players has beaten one of the most successful sides and all the credit goes to their uncapped and inexperienced players.
Still, several other teams like, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad are quite dependent on their big fishes to perform in every game. So we decided to compare how the big names have performed in this season by comparing their salary of the first three games with the return they produced.
Here we compare the salaries of the 5 most expensive players of IPL 2020 and their performance in the first three games:
5. Rishabh Pant (Salary- 15 crores) | INR 3,34,821 per run
Rishabh Pant, one of the most anticipated youngsters in Indian cricket came into the tournament with a lot of baggage. He was dropped from the Indian team after his disappointing run as a first choice wicketkeeper after MS Dhoni retired. KL Rahul replaced him and captured the position with his outstanding performance.
He hasn’t looked in fine touch this season as his performance has been below par as per his standards. Though his team ended up on the winning side in the first two games, he looked fairly uncomfortable in the middle. Also, before hitting Abhishek Sharma for two consecutive sixes in the third game, he didn’t slam a six for 75 balls in IPL and that’s the longest he has been away from hitting a maximum in IPL.
Rishabh Pant was retained by Delhi Capitals for 15 crores as he has been one of the most amazing hitters in the IPL history. With no experienced finisher in Delhi’s side, Pant’s role is to stay there till the end utilize the death overs with his power-hitting ability. He has scored 96 runs till now and each one of them has cost INR 3,34,821 to the Delhi franchise.