A host of Indian and overseas cricketers will partake in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League edition of 2020 in the UAE. The IPL is a massive platform for all the cricketers, whether domestic or foreign, to make their case for national selection. The Indian cricketers, in particular, have immense opportunities as seven out of eleven in any game are the domestic ones.
However, there are a handful of Indian cricketers, who might sadly warm the bench the entire season. It might be due to their performances in the past seasons or better candidates at the disposal of a particular franchise. As such, with the competition that exists in IPL for spots, the chances of cricketers with not enough credentials in T20s might further get diminished.
We take a look at five Indian cricketers who might warm the bench the entire season of IPL 2020:
Saurabh Tiwary began his career with Mumbai Indians, playing only seven matches in 2008 and 2009 and making 23 runs. Saurabh Tiwary went on to feature in all 16 fixtures the following season, making 419 runs alongside three half-centuries as Mumbai Indians reached the final.
The southpaw went on to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Delhi Capitals too without eye-catching returns. Since 2017, he has been part of Mumbai Indians and it was the last Tiwary played in IPL. With little recent experience in the cash-rich league and plenty of credible options for Mumbai, the middle-order batsman is unlikely to get a game.