IPL 2018: 5 replacements who have failed to perform
These players, who were brought in as replacements for players who were unavailable, have flattered to deceive.
The 11th season of the IPL is in its final lap and teams have started to put their best foot forward. This edition of the league has provided fans with a lot of entertainment and some superb cricket.
The cricketers have given their all on the field and in the process, succumbed to injury meaning replacements have had to be roped in. Teams have been forced to make personnel changes which have resulted in a change of plans midway through the season.
While few replacements were able to perform well, most of them failed miserably. We look at 5 such players who were brought in as replacements but flattered to deceive:
#5 Junior Dala
Delhi Daredevils' campaign was rocked when Chris Morris was ruled out of the season midway. To compensate for Morris' loss, Daredevils signed fellow South African Junior Dala. Dala had impressed everyone with his pace in the T20 series against India just before the IPL but, unfortunately, was unable to showcase that it in the marquee T20 league.
After waiting in the wings for a long time he finally got his opportunity against RCB. The pacer was taken to the cleaners and gave away 34 runs in the 3 overs that he bowled. He still has a chance to redeem himself as he might get some more matches to showcase his talent.