IPL 2020 looks the most balanced tournament in its history as every team has the potential to beat the opposition on its day. As the tournament is being held at a neutral venue, there is no concept of home games and hence, no team can exploit home conditions.
Hence, the conditions and playing grounds are the same for every team, and hence, it has spiced up the competition. Besides, there have been a few important finds of the tournament as some players have finally made their presence felt.
Cricwizz takes a look at few finds of the tournament.
1) Devdutt Paddikal
RCB have finally found a stable opening pair in Devdutt Paddikal and Aaron Finch. But it has been Devdutt who has outshone Finch and has easily been the find of the season. He has slammed 3 fifties for RCB so far, and all in winning causes. He has been stylish, cool, and creative with his strokeplay, without taking any undue risks. He has scored so far 178 runs @ 36.50. He has been the perfect foil for Finch, and sometimes, he has overtaken his experienced opening partner in Finch.
2) Priyam Garg
He is just 19, but SRH have shown great faith in him to persist with him despite the batsman flattering to deceive in the initial few matches. But Priyam got his chance to settle down and scored a few runs when the top four were gone inside 10 overs against Chennai Super Kings. Garg completed a brilliant 51 not out to help SRH post a competitive total. Thanks to his efforts, SRH managed to eke out a 7-run win. Garg’s show got him noticed and proved he is a player of the future.
3) Rahul Tewatia
When Tewatia came out to bat against Kings XI Punjab in a huge chase, he struggled initially to put bat to ball, and consumed a lot of deliveries, without scoring much. But in the death overs, he exploded, hitting Sheldon Cottrell for 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals made a record successful chase.
Tewatia also played a few useful cameos in the next few innings. His leg-spin bowling has been top class, and he is easily turning out to be all-rounder of the season, and the find of the tournament.
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