IPL 2020: 5 biggest disappointments for KXIP in IPL 13

KXIP made a big turnaround from their earlier poor streak to winning 5 out of their last 7 matches.


The salute celebration didn't last long for Cottrell in IPL | BCCI/IPLSheldon Cottrell was one of the hottest players in the IPL 2020 auction and after a bidding war, KXIP bought him for INR 8.5 cr. This was on the basis of his performance for the West Indies in the 2019 World Cup and his ability to swing the ball in all conditions.

Cottrell was to take the new ball with Mohammad Shami and was expected to give KXIP some early wickets. Cottrell picked 6 wickets in 6 matches he played, giving away runs at an economy of 8.80. Much of that economy was due to the 30 runs he gave away in one over against Rajasthan Royals in a match in Sharjah.

IPL 2020: WATCH- RR's Rahul Tewatia mimics Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebration after beating KXIP

That over itself hurt the reputation of Cottrell, as Rahul Tewatia hit five sixes in the over, four in a row as KXIP lost a match that they should have won as before that over, RR needed 51 runs in 18 balls. But that over turned the ride in favor of RR, who won the match and pocketed two easy points.

Cottrell kind of lost some confidence after that match and didn't make the playing XI on many occasions after that match.


By Jatin Sharma - 03 Nov, 2020

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