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IPL 2019 : 3 Underrated players to watch out for

Abdul Rahman
Top 5 / Top 10
04 Feb 2019, 19:19 IST

Mitchell McClenaghan will play a key role for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of IPL
Mitchell McClenaghan will play a key role for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of IPL

The 12th edition of Indian Premier League will commence on 23rd March. One of the best T20 league in the world, IPL has always been a great platform for players to showcase their talent. There have been many players like David Miller, James Faulkner, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya etc. who have shot to fame after performing well in IPL. Some of these players also got to play international cricket because of their performance in IPL.

Contrary to this, there has also been many cricketers who never got their due credit despite performing well consistently. These players have been a silent performer for their franchises and are unsung heroes of the Indian Premier League.

So here, we will take a look at three underrated or underappreciated players to watch out for in the upcoming season of IPL.

#3 Mitchell McClenaghan

The left-arm Kiwi quick, Mitchell McClenaghan is a specialist T20 bowler who plays in various T20 leagues all around the globe. The New Zealand bowler plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL and has been a consistent performer for his team in last four seasons of the tournament. But he never got the praise he deserves despite performing well consistently. He played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians winning the IPL title in 2015 and 2017 as he picked 18 and 19 wickets in the respective seasons.

So far, the 32-year-old has played a total of 51 matches in IPL for Mumbai Indians and has picked 68 wickets at an average of 24.43 and economy rate of 8.55 with 4/21 being his best figures.

Mitchell McClenaghan will be looking forward to perform well in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. He will be key bowler for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019. It will be interesting to see how Mitchell McClenaghan will perform in IPL 2019.


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