5 players who have surpassed expectations in ISL 2
The second edition of the Indian Super League has definitely lived up to expectations. We've seen a few brilliant close games and some amazing individual performances. There are a few players who have announced their arrival on the grand stage with their consistency and ability to make the difference in key encounters.With the league now in the knockout stages, these players will have an important role to play if their teams want to have a shot at winning the title. We take a look at 5 players who have surpassed expectations so far:
#1 Sameehg Doutie
Atletico de Kolkata finished the league stages in second position and were fairly comfortable towards the end of the group stages. However, things weren’t looking that rosy for them after they lost three games mid-season and Sameehg Doutie was one player who played a vital role in helping change his team’s fortunes.
Earlier, Atletico de Kolkata boss Antonio Habas didn’t trust Doutie enough to start him, but the South African has surprised us all with his energy and smart play. He has scored 3 goals and has 6 assists to his name in just 10 appearances. The South African winger is now the first name on the team sheet after his brilliant performances and is riding high on confidence.
Doutie has played in South Africa his entire career until he signed for the defending champions of the Indian Super League. The 26-year-old is a youth product of Ajax Cape Town, and also started his senior career there before signing for Orlando Pirates.
He also played for Supersport United and Bidvest Wits in South Africa and represented his country at various youth levels.