The Indian Premier League is an important place where every year many new faces emerge and many players get to feature for the national team because of their performances in IPL.
But there are times when some players lose their place in the national side due to their poor performances in the IPL and due to new players with huge potential looking for an opportunity to prove themselves.
The 11th edition of the IPL is in its second half and we look towards 5 such players who were a part of the national squad, but might not feature again soon due to poor performance in IPL.
1. Manish Pandey
The batsman from Karnataka was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whooping 11 crores in the 2018 auctions, but Pandey could not justify his value, having scored 158 runs from 8 matches with strike rate of 112.85.
Due to Hyderabad’s winning run in the tournament has not glared the failures of the right-handed middle-order batsman. Moreover Pandey could not cement in his position in the national ODI side even after getting an ample amount of chances.
Due to Pandey’s immature batting and the batting exploits of his state-mate KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu, he might soon lose his place in the national side.
2. Mohammad Shami
All has not been going well for Mohammad Shami as he is currently going through the worst phase of his career.
He landed the national contract having battled personal controversies, and later managed to be fit just before the IPL as he was involved in a road accident earlier.
But his performance with the Delhi Daredevils has not been good as he had taken 3 wickets from 4 matches with an economy of 10.40 and average of 48, which is unacceptable.
This has led to the loss of faith of the Delhi management and Shami is now warming the bench as Umesh Yadav has come up with some incredible performances.
He is already in the reserve side for the national side due to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, and might lose his place as a reserve if his current woeful form continues.
3. Axar Patel
In this case, it is not about performance but the lack of opportunities. Axar was retained by Punjab in the 2018 auctions, but could not find a place in the side as captain Ashwin has already got a winning team, and might not change the combination for a while.
Moreover it is not new how India has always overlooked the performances of a left-arm slow bowler, with Murali Karthik and Pragyan Ojha being the prime examples.
Besides that the rise of wrist spinners, like Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, have made quite impossible for finger spinners, like Axar, to make their way into the national side.
4. Washington Sundar
The 18-year-old came with a big reputation in the 2018 IPL as he was bought by Bangalore for 4 crores, as RCB decided to pay the huge price due to his performance in the recent Nidahas Trophy where he was selected the Man of the Series.
He was taken for his ability of off-spin bowling and also his batting in the lower order. But he could not perform well, even under skipper Virat Kohli, which might prove a big negative point for him.
He has taken just 4 wickets in 7 matches with average of 48 and economy of 9.6, which might not be enough to secure a national spot.
5. Jaydev Unadkat
He became the highest bid Indian bowler in the history of IPL as he was bought by Rajasthan for 11.5 crores in the 2018 auctions.
Although he was the second highest wicket-taker in the 2017 season with 24 wickets from 12 games, he could not do justice to his price this season.
Having played eight games, he has managed to take 7 wickets at an average of 39 and economy rate of more than 10.
His unsuccessful campaign has been because of the expectancies that came with the huge price tag, which the Bengal pacer could not deliver.