Thursday, 3 May 2018

A few England players just gathering dust in the IPL and no-one playing particularly well.

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The IPL is just about over half way through. It has to said I can't really see how any English players can be credited with playing particularly well. Some are literally gathering dust as they have not played at all, or played just one or two games then dropped.

Ben Stokes has played the most games eight in total. But has only taken ONE wicket and most of the time getting smashed around the park. Batting started well but most recent Innings have produced 0 and 1. So could his place be vulnerable?  

Most others have played just four games maximum. Jason Roy's 1st game was the highlight with a fantastic 91, but followed by a 5 and 1 and he seems to have been dropped after just three games. Perhaps he will play again. Perhaps. 

But there are a few players that really are gathering dust. David Willey CSK, not played a single game. Mark Wood also CSK, just played the one game, got smacked around the park. Dropped. Chris Jordan similar to Mark Wood just one game for Kings XI.

Moheen Ali RCB Not played if anyone needs a rest from Cricket it has to be Moheen, instead he is making up the numbers but not really resting. Alex Hales finally got a game on 29th April for the Sunrisers and scored a good 49, so he should play again. Tom Curran  has played four games for KKR and dropped, he got a bit aggressive with wicket of Watson, a little over the top. 

I am afraid that does not make good reading, it is poor show from our "superstars" and I can't see how this experience is really helping a great deal. As no-one comes out of this so far with a good record. All pretty stressful though. You might expect they will return with less confidence. Not really what we expected or need. You might hope a few of them would do well, but its a pretty lousy record so far. Time to improve, well if they get picked, maybe. But don't really see it myself.

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