Playing in the cash-rich league is a dream for many international players. One successful season at the IPL and your fortunes can change like how. While massive bidding took place at the auctions for foreign players who had done well in their respective domestic leagues, not many of them have performed up to the mark so far.
5. Tom Curran
The Englishman was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a replacement for Australian speedster Mitchell Starc. Curran played his first game of the season against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Although Curran took two wickets in the game, he ended up being on the expensive side as he conceded 39 runs in 3 overs. Sam Billings took him apart in the middle overs as CSK chased down 203.
4. Akila Dananjaya
Dananjaya gave away 47 runs without taking any wicket in his spell. DD’s Rishabh Pant made it hard for him to settle and smashed him for boundaries at will. Mumbai can use the services of Adam Milne who has come in as a replacement for Pat Cummins. It is unlikely that Dananjaya would get another chance.
3. Mark Wood
The English speedster was bagged by CSK for Rs 1.50 crore at the auctions. A specialist at the death overs, Wood has been impressive at the domestic circuit as well as for England. In his debut match against MI, it was a different story. Wood gave away 49 runs in his four overs and was wicket-less.
2. Evin Lewis
In his next outing, Lewis got off to a decent start and made 29 from 17 balls before he bowled by SRH's Siddarth Kaul. Lewis showed glimpses of what he can do in his third game as he scored a quick-fire 48 from 28 balls against DD. After a disappointing start, Lewis is putting in some decent performances.
1. D’Arcy Short
From his base price of Rs 20 lakh, he went on to fetch Rs 4 crore. However, in his first game against SRH, Short was on 4 from 4 balls when he found short of the crease. A direct hit from Kane Williamson ended his debut innings. He only manage to score 21 runs in his 3 IPL’s innings