The many stars of IPL 2020: from established Bumrah to uncapped Natarajan

The likes of KL Rahul, David Warner, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada have maintained their remarkable consistency in the IPL, which has also lived up to its high reputation of unearthing rare talent year after year with the emergence of Devdutt Padikkal. , Ruturaj Gaikwad, T Natarajan and Varun Chakravarthy.

The following players, including established stars and greenhorns, have delighted millions of people glued to television throughout the nearly two-month T20 extravaganza with outstanding performances this season.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul in action at IPL 2020 (BCCI / IPL)

In his first year as captain, Rahul led the way, crushing 670 points at an average of 55.83 to become the tournament’s top run-getter. For the third year in a row, Rahul has made the tournament his own, having amassed 593 and 659 points in the previous two seasons.

Under his leadership, Kings XI Punjab made a commendable comeback after losing six of their first seven games to win the next five. In the end, the inconsistency cost the team a place in the play-offs, but the performance promised a lot for the 2021 season.

David warner

The many stars of IPL 2020: from established Bumrah to uncapped Natarajan SRH players David Warner and Manish Pandey in action. (PTI / photo file)

Warner became the first IPL cricketer to score more than 500 points for the sixth consecutive season, which should be enough to place him in the club of “IPL Legends”.

The skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad was once again instrumental in guiding his team to the play-offs, not only with the bat, but also as a leader. His team upped their game in the second half of the tournament to place in the top four.

T Natarajan

The many stars of IPL 2020: from established Bumrah to uncapped Natarajan T Natarajan in action at IPL 2020 (BCCI / IPL)

The left arm stimulator, alongside Warner and Rashid Khan, contributed significantly to the Sunrisers’ progress in the tournament. In the absence of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Natarajan stepped up his game and threw yorker after yorker to finish with 16 wickets at 31.50.

After Varun Chakaravarthy’s shoulder injury came to light, Natarajan, who comes from a humble background, got his first call in India for the T20 series in Australia.

Kagiso Rabada

The spearhead of South African pace was the reason Delhi Capitals contested the play-offs last season and he once again proved his immense worth by winning 30 wickets at 18.26, the tournament’s most, to take his team in a first final. Rabada and fellow South African Anrich Nortje, who picked up 22 wickets, made one of the best new ball pairings of the tournament.

Shikhar dhawan

As the Delhi capitals struggled to find a stable opening combination throughout the IPL, Dhawan’s contribution of 618 races to the top became even more significant.

The sleek southpaw slammed his first 100 IPL before becoming the first man to crush consecutive hundreds in tournament history.

Devdutt Padikkal

With 473 races in his first season, Padikkal gave the Royal Challengers Bangalore the much-needed stability at the top of the pecking order in addition to reducing the workload on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The southpaw, with his sleek running style, has shown he’s here to stay and has been aptly named the emerging 2020 IPL player.

Ruturaj Gaekwad

Ruturaj, MS Dhoni Gaekwad in action. (BCCI / IPL)

It was quite a roller coaster ride for rookie batsman CSK, who contracted the coronavirus before the tournament and when he got the chance it seemed like he wasn’t ready for the high pressure environment of the tournament. ‘IPL. After scoring 0, 5, 0 in his first three outings, Gaekwad redeemed himself by scoring three half centuries in a row.

His team did not qualify for the play-offs for the first time, but they have surely found one of their future stars in Gaekwad.

Varun Chakravarthy

The many stars of IPL 2020: from established Bumrah to uncapped Natarajan Varun Chakravarthy in action during IPL 2020 (BCCI / IPL)

It was an unforgettable season for the architect turned mystery turner. The fact that he performed in front of a seasoned artist in Kuldeep Yadav showed the confidence KKR had in him. And Chakravarthy didn’t let his team down, picking up 17 wickets at 20.94, including a five wicket transport.

He received a ‘surprise’ call from India for T20s against Australia following his IPL exploits, but a shoulder injury ruled him out of the series, clearing the decks for Natarjan to make his debut. international.

Ishan Kishan

The pocket wicket beater has had a groundbreaking season for future Mumbai Indian champions. Kishan came of age in a season where he had to mix up batting positions due to Rohit Sharma’s injury, but delivered with 516 points to 57.33.

Jasprit bumrah

Despite being out of cricket for six months, MI spearhead Bumrah led the opposition with 27 wickets at 14.96. He and Trent Boult (25 wickets) got the ball talking in the power play and both were equally effective in the death overs.

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