This year’s IPL also saw many superstar players. But, at the same time, some players were very disappointed. There was a lot of expectation from players like Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Hooda and Umran Malik. But, she failed completely. Punjab’s most expensive player in IPL history, Sam Curran, continued to struggle. Hari Brook also continued to struggle with the exception of a century. Against this backdrop, a look at 10 flops this season…
Prithvi Shaw: Known as the rising star of Indian cricket, Prithvi Shaw managed just 106 runs in 8 matches with a half-century this season. He scored 46 runs in his first 6 matches and this poor performance saw him dropped from the next few matches. Shaw was played in the last two matches. Shaw scored 54 off 38 balls against Punjab. But, he failed again against Chennai.
Mayank Aggarwal: Agarwal, who was trying to revive his career while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, was quoted Rs 8.25 crore. But, Agarwal failed completely. Agarwal had to settle for 270 runs in 10 innings from this team coached by Bayan Lara. He celebrated his only half-century in the last match of the season against Mumbai Indians of Hyderabad. Mayank scored 83 runs in 46 balls in that match. But, it was too late.
Dinesh Karthik: Dinesh Karthik, who was once regarded as a great finisher, was dismissed four times this season. He now has a record of zero dismissals in the IPL. So far he has been dismissed 17 times without even opening an account. This RCB wicketkeeper-batsman managed to collect 140 runs in 13 matches this year. Later he was dropped and Anuj Rawat was given a chance.
Deepak Hooda: Hooda, who plays for Lucknow Super Giants, had to settle for just 84 runs in 12 matches this year. Eight times single runs were included in this. Surprisingly, he was batting at number three this season.
Harry Brooke: England’s batting sensation Harry Brook was signed by Hyderabad for Rs 13.25 crore. But, Brook failed miserably this year. With the exception of a brilliant 100 off 55 balls against KKR, Brooke did not show any charisma in his first season. He scored 190 runs in 11 innings.
Sam Curran: Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the IPL auction after Punjab shelled out a whopping Rs 18.50 crore. But, here on the platform of IPL, he had to struggle continuously. His bowling was most disappointing. He could take only 10 wickets in 14 matches. In batting he scored 276 runs with a half century.
Umesh Yadav: KKR’s Umesh Yadav managed to take just one wicket in the first eight matches and was dropped from the team after that. He had to sit in the reserves for the rest of the match. This season was very disappointing for him.
Jofra Archer: Jofra Archer, who is coming back from injury, was unable to produce his usual penetrating strike at all. After undergoing minor surgery in Belgium, he tried to play in a few matches. But, he failed. After playing 5 matches he had to leave the team. Archer took only 2 wickets in 5 matches with an economy of 9.50.
Kagiso Rabada: Rabada, who is one of the fastest bowlers in the world, has not been able to show any charisma in this year’s IPL tournament. This also resulted in Punjab having many good options in foreign bowlers. Rabada played only 6 matches. He was able to take 7 wickets. His economy rate remained between 10 runs.
Umran Malik: Umran Malik, who was the find of the IPL season last year, did not find a tune this year. The fact that the new Hyderabad management led by Bayan Lara did not believe in his abilities was also a contributing factor. Umran took 5 wickets in the first 4 matches. But, in the meantime, it also turned out to be quite expensive.
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