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IPL 2019: Biggest asset for each team

Sunil Joseph
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Hardik Pandya (Image Courtesy: IPLT20.com/BCCI)
Hardik Pandya (Image Courtesy: IPLT20.com/BCCI)

The IPL is now drawing to a close. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will now clash in the finals. This match is expected to be an amazing match. Two of the most successful franchises in IPL history will clash to determine who is the absolute best. One cannot think of any better way to end this exciting tournament.

Now that the cash rich league is drawing to a close, it is time to analyze each team’s performance over the season. On analyzing the players’ performances, it is noticed that each team had a asset player who was responsible for their team’s success. Some of these players even helped their team out in more ways than one.

This post points out those players who are the biggest asset for their respective teams.

Disclaimer: Players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner have not been considered as it is well known that these players are the biggest asset for their respective teams.


Kings XI Punjab - KL Rahul 

KL Rahul (Image Courtesy: IPLT20.com/BCCI)
KL Rahul (Image Courtesy: IPLT20.com/BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab’s performance this year was similar to their performance last year. They started the tournament well and were in contention for a playoff spot for most of the tournament. However, towards the business end of the tournament everything went downhill for them. In fact, they only won one out of their last five games.

Their batting looked bleak this year and was their weakest point. Too much responsibility was left on the shoulders of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. Rahul was their standout batsman this year as well. He scored a lot of runs and was striking the ball freely. In the 14 games he played this season, Rahul managed to score 593 runs at a strike-rate of 135.38. He also finished the tournament as one of the leading run scorers.

Clearly, Rahul is their biggest asset at the moment. It is quite scary to think what would happen to this team if they didn’t have Rahul in their squad. 

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