5 Players who might be axed from Playing XI in the upcoming matches

With some thrilling last over finishes and two Super Over finishes, the on-going edition is providing a lot of entertainment to the fans.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

We are almost at the halfway through the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League and the current season has been quite entertaining up to now. With some thrilling last over finishes and two Super Over finishes, the on-going edition is providing a lot of entertainment to the fans.

All the teams were looking good with a perfect mix of Indian and foreign players in their squad and the team management were looking to develop a perfect combination of Playing XI that suits the conditions in UAE. Due to this reason, many star players were benched. Some players got chance in the Playing XI but they failed to perform for the team.

While some teams tasted early success with those combinations, teams like CSK, RR and KXIP had paid heavily due to their rusty and inconsistent performances by their unbalanced Playing XI. In this article, we will discuss some names of players, who might be dropped from the XI in the upcoming games.

Here is the list:

1. Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)

Sunil Narine and Glenn Maxwell
Sunil Narine and Glenn Maxwell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

One has to feel bad for the Punjab-based franchise as they lost some close encounters in this season already even after fighting hard. They are currently standing at the bottom of the points table with just one win in their 7 games but if things had gone right for them, they could’ve been with three or four wins after the first half of the season.

The team is totally relaying on their skipper and Mayank Agarwal as their middle order is looking fragile with none taking the responsibility of finishing the games. Glenn Maxwell, who was bought by the Punjab franchise before this season for a whopping 10.75 crore, has failed miserably, becoming a burden of the side in the ongoing season.

In 7 matches so far, Maxwell has scored 58 runs at an average of 14.50 and at a strike rate of 95.08. He has also bowled 7 overs and picked a wicket at an economy of 9.28. With the ‘Universal Boss’ Chris Gayle warming the bench, Glenn might be dropped from the Playing XI from the next week.

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