IPL 2018: 5 T20 specialists who have played less than 2 matches in this year's IPL
Out of the many players who show interest to participate in the IPL, only a chosen few get an opportunity. As usual, this year too there is a mix of experienced campaigners like Watson, Gayle etc. and youngsters like Zadran, Sandeep Lamichane, etc. The captains along with the team management decide if they want to go for "horses for courses" policy or go with a settled combination. Depending on that choice, some players get a lot of opportunities while others have to warm the benches.
In this year's IPL injuries to many main players meant that a lot of foreign players got an opportunity to play for their respective franchises. In spite of that, there are a few players who hardly got matches to play. Here is the list of T20 specialist who have hardly played any games this season.
#5 Mark Wood
Unfortunately, the fast bowler from England featured in just one match in his first season in IPL. It was majorly due to the playing conditions that he was not chosen. Imran Tahir was preferred as the pitches in the sub-continent aid spinners. When there were flat surfaces, CSK preferred to have an extra batsman in the form of Sam Billings to beef up their middle order. The fast bowler from England is known for his pace and, he constantly bowls at speeds over 140kmph. Mark Wood was one of the few foreigners who went at a relatively low price during the auctions. CSK snapped him at his base price of 1.50 crores.
He has played just one match, making his debut against Mumbai Indians. He had a forgettable outing as he went for 49 runs and did not pick up any wicket.