5 Players who might be axed after the first four weeks

These players haven’t quite performed to expectations in the tournament thus far.

Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The delayed edition of the IPL 2020 has reached the halfway mark successfully in the wake of the global pandemic. Amidst the Covid-conundrum, the authorities have left no stones unturned to ensure that the players remain in the best of spirits.

Stepping into the fifth week of the cricket blockbuster, it goes without saying that the matches have made the fans run high on emotions. The cricketing carnival has gotten the viewers to stick to their television sets until the final bowl is delivered by the bowler.

With neck-to-neck matches, justifying the standard of the sporting event, players need to remain on their toes to find a place in the playing eleven. On that note, this article sheds light on the players who may face the brunt of ordinary performance.

Without, any further ado let’s take a look at the players, who might be benched for the upcoming week in IPL 2020:

1. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane (Photo Source: Twitter)

The typical textbook cricketer encapsulates a wide array of shots in his batting arsenal. The Mumbai-based batsman grabbed the ball of opportunity thrown at him with both hands. The right-hander representing Rajasthan Royals drew heaps of praises for his majestic 98 unbeaten against Kings XI Punjab in 2012.

Delhi Capitals traded Rahane from the Royals in the window transfer prior to the IPL 2020 auction. He was brought for a whopping price of INR 5.25 crore. However, the top-order batsman found it difficult to find his name in the playing eleven in the ongoing season owing to the stupendous opening pair in the form of Prithwi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.

Of late, the Capitals handed him the opportunity to justify his exorbitant price. However, he failed to convert his chance in the three outings.  He has scored meagre 25 runs with an ordinary strike rate of 73.52. Eventually, the out-of-form professional appears to grab the red eyes of team management staring towards him.

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