IPL 2020 is very much likely to happen as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the final process to finalise the schedule of the 13th edition of the IPL. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to host the IPL 2020 between September and November 2020.
Overseas players are important parts of the IPL tournament. In an IPL match, each team can utilise the maximum of four overseas players, so the team management always put the special attention in this part.
Though the IPL franchises have the tendencies to pick the best overseas players, some of them hardly earn an opportunity in a full season due to various reasons.
Here we are talking about the top five overseas players who can hardly get playing opportunity in the IPL 2020.
Tom Banton (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The 21-year-old England wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Banton hasn’t made his IPL debut yet. The IPL 2020 will be his maiden IPL experience where he will serve for the KKR.
Banton has played three T20Is and 34 T20s where the wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 58 runs (average 18.66) and 944 runs (average 30.45) respectively. He has already hit one century in T20 career.
KKR wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is the captain of this side. While the maximum four overseas players can be used in the IPL playing XI, it is very hard to think that the KKR team management will select the overseas wicket-keeper in a match, except the skipper’s unavailability or setting any other specific duty in the batting line-up.