We all like to bet on the favourite, whether it’s the best team or even your favourite cricket player. But several players have been underrated who have more potential than we know and can be the star of the IPL. With the latest IPL cricket betting tips available, it’s essential to take a look at these players and see where their strengths lie and if possible if their time to shine is in the upcoming IPL.
Mitchell John McClenaghan
The New Zealander holds the position of bowler for the Mumbai Indians and plays domestically for Auckland in New Zealand. Though the cricketer has been playing in the IPL since 2015, he has never won a Player of the match award even once. Still, McClenaghan shows true potential, which is why we believe him to be one of the top 5 underrated players in the IPL.
The young athlete is a medium to fast bowler but has been among the second quickest bowler in ODI to take 50 wickets, an impressive feat indeed. The bowler has been consistent in his position with the Mumbai Indians and always presented in the Indian Premier League despite not having the best international resume. Though he hasn’t performed as much as playing internationally, he has delivered and played consistently for the Indians.
In the past, Pathan heated international headlines with skill and his ability to hit hard. However, throughout the years his prowess has dimmed, and it’s almost as if the masses have forgotten all about the right-handed batsman. After his initial impressive stint with Rajasthan Royals, Pathan was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011. The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise bought him in 2018 and released him just ahead of the IPL 2020 auction.
Despite his cooling career, the 37-year-old player has constantly shown stellar performance in at least three matches of every season, making him an essential player and by far one of the most underrated players for the IPL. However, with controversial news surrounding the player, it’s a wonder if he will ever play in the IPL again.
The young cricketer performed beautifully last year in the IPL 2019 and has been ranked as one of the best players for RCB. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team have been making headlines as it is believed that the all-rounder can take the team to new heights in the IPL 2020. Ali may have only played in one IPL, but he has been part of several T20 leagues and has shown great promise.
Another all-rounder that has a long love affair with cricket and should be more valued is Rajat Bhatia. The 40-year-old player has had his fair share of various teams and has played in Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiants and Tamil Nadu cricket team. His mark was made when he won the Newport League and qualified for the Champions League Twenty20. But his true talent would be bowling for his team and averages about 28.45.
Pandey has been disregarded over the years and hasn’t become a star player despite his multiple achievements in the IPL. One of his greatest achievements was scoring the IPL century as an uncapped player; this was a first for an Indian player and remains impressive to date.
Back in the IPL 7, Manish won Man of the Match by scoring over 90 runs. Pandey has an incredible track record and can be reliable in the IPL; now it’s just to see if he will be the star player many perceive him to be.
Several players are overlooked and should have had their few minutes of fame but have yet to steal the limelight. The upcoming IPL will reveal some more star players with skill, and we hope to see some older players obtain what they deserve.