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IPL 2018: Top 4 silent performers of the tournament so far

ANALYST
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8.40K   //    23 Apr 2018, 23:52 IST

Every season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) brings some cricketers into the limelight. They become the hot topic of discussion at every cricketing conversation and their names reach the houses of even those who are extremely indifferent about the game - such is the popularity of the tournament.

But just like in a real-life scenario, there are certain heroes who do not stay in front of the cameras all the time and whose names do not circulate amongst the commentators much often, but they play a vital role behind their team's success. Let us have a look at 4 such cricketers who are silently performing their roles brilliantly in this season.


#4 Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)

Gopal has been RR's most economical bowler
Gopal has been RR's most economical bowler

Before the IPL, INR 11.5 crores player Jaydev Unadkat was expected to be Rajasthan Royals' prime bowling asset and hence he was the one most discussed. After a blistering knock of 33 runs from just 11 balls in the last game against Mumbai Indians, Krishnappa Gowtham has made a name for himself as well.

Amid so many big names, a certain Shreyas Gopal is criminally underrated. Sold for just his base price of INR 20 lakhs, Gopal has picked up 5 wickets in 6 games. While the rest of RR's bowling line-up has received a beating, Gopal is the only one who has been successful in keeping a check at the run flow. Gopal's economy rate is around 7 runs per over, making him one of the most economical bowlers of this year's IPL.

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