IPL 2022: 5 Players Who Disappointed The Franchise As Well As Fans In The Tournament. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 15th edition is currently underway and has witnessed some memorable matches in the last 2 weeks. Every team has played to the best of their abilities. While teams such as Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders & Royal Challengers Bangalore have played consistent cricket and are placed at the top 3 positions in the IPL 2022 points table. The defending champions and the most successful team in IPL history, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table. This time, a lot of key players, who were purchased for a big amount in the mega auction, have failed to perform for their team. Let us look at 5 players who disappointed the franchise as well as fans with their performance in the tournament.
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IPL 2022: 5 Players Who Disappointed The Franchise As Well As Fans In The Tournament
The captain of Mumbai Indians and one of the most successful batsmen in IPL history, Rohit Sharma, has witnessed a quiet IPL 2022. His failure at the top of the order is one of the reasons why Mumbai Indians are languishing in the second last position in the IPL 2022 points table. In 4 matches, he has managed to score just 80 runs, which clearly is below his expectation. Rohit Sharma will have to score runs at the top for Mumbai Indians (MI) to make a comeback in the IPL 2022.
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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s dismal performance in the IPL 2022 is a serious cause of concern for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Regarded among the most promising batsmen in the last 2 editions, the right-handed opener has failed to justify his worth. His failure has made the CSK top-order look very volatile. In 4 matches so far, Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored just 18 runs. He needs to start scoring runs quickly, else, we might see CSK having a repeat story of their performance in IPL 2020.
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One of the best foreign players to have ever played the IPL, Keiron Pollard, seems out of touch in the IPL 2022. The allrounder has not been able to score brisk runs as and when required. 47 runs in 4 innings and just 1 wicket is not the type of stats he had wished. Pollard’s role for Mumbai Indians is of paramount importance. He holds the responsibility of giving the finishing touch to the innings along with taking wickets. But, he has failed in both the departments so far.
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All eyes were on how Ravindra Jadeja performed as the captain for Chennai Super Kings. But, the performance in the first 4 matches shows that he has failed to lead the team in a better way. His captaincy pressure is clearly visible in his performance both as a batsman and bowler.
In 13 overs bowled so far in 4 matches, Jadeja has picked just a solitary wicket and has scored only 66 runs. He has been through heavy criticism over the last week. Jadeja needs to find ways to perform both as an individual and the captain for CSK in IPL 2022.
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After taking the captaincy of Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal seems too stressed regarding his batting. After scoring 32 runs in the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored single digits in the next three games. In 4 games so far, the Punjab Kings captain has scored just 42 runs. A player of such a stature will have to find ways to get back to form as early as possible because he holds the key for the Punjab Kings at the top of the order.