5 England players who failed to shine in the IPL
England boasts a plethora of T20 specialists but most of them have failed in the IPL.
If the IPL has to be described in one word, then 'humongous' would be the apt word to use. To a large number of audience it reaches to the exposure the players get to the money splashed in the league, the IPL has stemmed itself as one of the unsurpassable leagues.
The teams try hard to find the right balance between the 7 Indian players and 4 overseas stars. However, the toughest part will be to choose 4 foreign stars from a host of overseas players in the squad.
Talking about England cricketers, not many Englishmen have been part of the IPL squadron but some of them have really impressed with the opportunities that have come their way. Ben Stokes has garnered the highest bids for two successive season while Kevin Pietersen was the face of the IPL teams he represented and perhaps some of the England players over the years have merely failed to shine at the event.
Here are the 5 England players who failed to shine at the IPL:
5. Sam Billings
The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman has plied his trade in the IPL for 2 seasons now with the Delhi Daredevils and in the forthcoming season, he will play for the Chennai Super Kings after being bought for his base price of 1 Crore.
The 23-year-old represented DD in the previous two editions of the IPL and out of the 11 games he played Billings only scored a handful of runs. His aggregate IPL tally is at a mere 226 runs with an IPL career average of 22.6.
Billings who captains Kent in England's County cricket is a well-established player in the T20 circuit. He has fared well for Islamabad United, Sydney Sixers but when the occasion is the IPL, Billings has failed to make a mark.