Due to COVID-19, almost every country declared lockdown and it affected almost every sector including cricket many big cricket events like IPL and other big series are postponed or cancelled.


India’s biggest summer spectacle the Indian Premier League is on the verge of becoming a no show in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.  IPL is the world’s richest cricket league, whose brand value last year was $6.7 billion, according to the US consultancy firm Duff and Phelps, is a parade of top international stars, but it also scores for the talent that it unearths.

David Warner and Jasprit Bumrah are among those who rose from IPL’s hustle and bustle, plucked out of obscurity as raw, young talent, and launched into stardom. Many young players, or those just looking to be noticed, dream of taking the IPL route to national selection.

This year, they fear missing out, with no guarantee what the next season will bring up If IPL will cancel, everyone who is related to IPL directly or indirectly will suffer badly. According to an estimate, there will be a loss of 4000 Crore Rs. But with the financial loss, some players will suffer even more.



Let’s take a look at These are five players:



1) Rishabh Pant:






Wicket Keeper and brutal batsman of the Indian team. He remains in the team but couldn’t find a place in the playing XI. Situations become more worse for him when KL Rahul replaced him as a wicketkeeper. Thus if IPL will not happen, then it may be possible he will be the part of the squad but will not be in Playing XI.




2) Shivam Dube:



                Shivam Dube with MS Dhoni




Pacer all-rounder came in the Indian team in absence of injured Hardik Pandya. Due to bad performances can’t replace Hardik Pandya. It will become difficult for Dube in case of IPL cancellation.




3) Sanju Samson:




Sanju Samson was part of Rajasthan Royals from 2018 and got 2 chances in the Indian team as well but badly failed to cook the opportunity. With the same logic, selectors will judge Sanju Samson on basis of past bad performance.




4) Krunal Pandya:





 Left-arm off-spinner and all-rounder Krunal Pandya is part of Mumbai Indians. But his competitors Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja continuously playing in all three formats and perform. If IPL doesn’t happen then Krunal Pandya can’t show his T20 skills.




5) Suresh Raina:



Suresh Raina in action for CSK





Suresh Raina was not in the Indian National team and along with that he did not play any other domestic league. If IPL will not be played, then it will become difficult for Suresh Raina to become part of the upcoming T20 Worldcup. Suresh Raina was totally dependent on the IPL-2020.

 

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  • Soumyadip Chatterjee
    Soumyadip Chatterjee
    May 3, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Superb article. Great writing.

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