IPL 2020 will always have a special place in the hearts of the cricket fans because it was the first cricket tournament to take place after the COVID-19 outbreak. The entire world was waiting for a big event, and the BCCI made the big decision of organizing the Indian Premier League behind closed doors in the United Arab Emirates.
Several big names of world cricket gathered in the UAE to participate in the competition. Some players withdrew from the competition due to the bio-bubble rules, but it was a successful tournament which received enormous viewership numbers.
Mumbai Indians won that IPL season under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Fans would remember almost all details of IPL 2020, but a majority of them might have forgotten that these five players also played in that season.
1. Murali Vijay played for CSK in IPL 2020
Veteran Indian opener Murali Vijay played for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 season. It proved to be his last season. Vijay played three matches, scoring 32 runs, with his highest score being 21.
2. Alex Carey played for DC in IPL 2020
Australian wicket-keeper batter Alex Carey made his debut in the 2020 season. Since Rishabh Pant was in the squad, Carey did not get regular opportunities. He played only three matches, aggregating 32 runs at a strike rate of 110.
3. Chris Green played for KKR in IPL 2020
Australian all-rounder Chris Green made his only IPL appearance for Kolkata in that season. He bowled 2.5 overs, conceding 24 runs, bagging zero wickets.
4. Tom Banton
Another KKR player to feature on this list is Tom Banton. The England wicket-keeper made his debut in that season, scoring 18 runs in two matches.
5. Joshua Philippe
Joshua Philippe made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020. The Australian wicket-keeper batter played five innings, scoring 78 runs.