13 Sep 2020: IPL 2020: Underrated players who could have maximum influence
Over the years, we have witnessed several underrated players in the competition come forward and make their presence felt.
IPL 2020 will be no different in this aspect.
On the same note, we look at some of the underrated players who could have maximum influence.
Nitish Rana: Nitish Rana can light up KKR's campaign
When we speak about Kolkata Knight RIders, the talk revolves around Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins.
However, Nitish Rana is someone who being away from the spotlight, can do a commendable job for the side.
He scored 344 runs in 14 matches last season at 34.40.
Rana is expected to bat at number three and will have a crucial role in hand.
Mohammed Nabi: Mohammed Nabi can be a dark horse for SRH
"According to me, he is the most underrated player in T20 cricket," said Gambhir Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
Nabi, who will represent Sunrisers Hyderabad, claimed eight wickets and scored 115 runs in eight games last season.
Recently, Nabi shined in the CPL 2020 season.
Keemo Paul: Keemo Paul is pretty crucial for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals boast of a solid all-round side and the focus has been mainly on the Indian batsmen, besides pacer Kagiso Rabada and newcomer R Ashwin.
However, West Indies' Keemo Paul could be a vital cog.
Paul claimed nine wickets in eight matches last season and can contribute with the bat too.
His deceptive slower balls and searing yorkers could be crucial for DC.
Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali's presence can make RCB more flexible
Moeen Ali made an impressive comeback in the T20Is for England recently.
The senior all-rounder was one of the few foreign players retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
His contributions with the bat in the middle order, besides a few overs of off-spin can help RCB.
He can bat at different slots, which will allow RCB to be more flexible.