4 popular players who are yet to play a game in IPL 2023
Usually, young Indian stars who have started to do well will get consistent chances in IPL. Especially with IPL now being a 10-team tournament, no youngsters will be denied a chance. However, there are a few unlucky players who are having this problem. In this article, we take a look at four popular players who are yet to play a game in IPL 2023.
Impact Player now has a big role to play in IPL. While most fringe cricketers from previous IPLs are expected to get consistent chances, this is not happening in some cases. We take a look at a few of them in the below headings:
1) Shivam Mavi - Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans invested a lot in Shivam Mavi at the auctions. The player then made his India debut and also left a decent impression. Despite this, he is yet to play in IPL 2023. Veteran Mohit Sharma has also got a chance and he also won the Player of the Match award. Now, the chances look further bleak for the Uttar Pradesh cricketer. It needs to be seen how his trajectory traverses in the upcoming days.
2) KS Bharat - Gujarat Titans
KS Bharat is one of the popular players who are yet to play a game in IPL 2023. Even before the season, it was clear that Saha would get a few games and if he fails, KS Bharat would get a chance. However, Saha is still doing well and although the injury of Kane Williamson gave a glimmer of hope to Bharat, the likes of Sai Sudarsan and Vijay Shankar have done well and have assured themselves of consistent opportunities.
3) Kartik Tyagi - Sunrisers Hyderabad
Getting a place in the playing XI which already has three quality Indian pacers was always going to be hard for Kartik Tyagi. The player is yet to play a game in IPL 2023 and it is unlikely that he would get a lot of chances. For a player who is seen as one of the future stars of Indian bowling, this break in IPL was not desired.
4) R Sai Kishore - Gujarat Titans
R Sai Kishore is also one of the popular players who are yet to play a game in IPL 2023. The Tamil Nadu spinner did well for GT in the last few games of IPL 2022 and helped the team win the trophy. However, the team is going ahead with a single spinner and hence, Sai is yet to get a game. However, as the tournament continues, the pitches will surely ask for another spinner and Sai will be in the front seat.