IPL 2018: 5 players who made an immediate impact after being called upon
To do well in the IPL, it is vital to have a strong squad. Teams try to cover all bases by buying players according to their needs at the auction. In the initial stages of the tournament, the playing XI includes big names and those that have done well in the past rather than on current form.
With teams having a lot of options to choose from, good players do not get enough chances.
This year has been no different as players have had to wait for their chance before they were given an opportunity to perform. We will look at 5 such players who made an immediate impact after being included in the playing XI.
#5 Alex Hales
Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a major blow ahead of the IPL as their captain, David Warner, was banned from participating in IPL 2018, and he was replaced by England opener Alex Hales. SRH has won a lot of matches because of their fantastic bowling, but have found themselves in precarious situations because of their weak batting.
Dhawan got injured when he was in full flow, and the middle order has been inconsistent. This prompted SRH to give Alex Hales an opportunity, and the Englishman delivered, giving much-needed stability to the top-order.
In the two matches that he has played so far, he has made 90 runs at an average of 45 runs. Even though these are early days for Hales in IPL 2018, he seems to be the solution to SRH's batting woes.