IPL 2019: One underrated player to watch out for in each team
Cricket is a game which now involves entertainment, business and various other factors other than the sporting aspect of it. Expert's opinion, popularity and style have become needful for those aspiring to make it to the top of the rungs in the game. Not all cricketers get the credit which they deserve and go largely unnoticed when the bigger picture is seen.
There are also those cricketers whose brilliant performances have always gone under the radar due to being overshadowed by some or the other reason. These underrated players have a lot to lose and to gain from their position. While there's no pressure on them to perform, they lack popularity and don't get the praise they deserve.
IPL is no different from this stat, there are many underrated players even in the IPL and most often than not, they get covered by few other star players in the team.
In this segment, let's take a look at one underrated player to watch out from each IPL team.
Chennai Super Kings - Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner is the biggest underrated player to watch out for at CSK. While his injury last season made the headlines, little was heard when he was signed. Santner is one of the best all-rounders in the world right now and has the right balance between his batting and bowling though he usually bats lower down the order. He is a good timer of the ball and is a genuine batsman. He's also a crafty left-arm spinner known for his arm ball and the one which skids on to the bat.
He will be of great importance if CSK play in Chennai as the track supports spin bowling. Also, his presence will provide the side batting depth when they play him and he's most likely to play after the Proteas and English players leave for the WC preparations. Though he has been praised by few experts, he's largely a underrated player who can shine this season.
David Willey is another underrated player to watch out for.