Flopped XI of IPL 2021
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been suspended by BCCI due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. The competition was getting heated up day by day as the fans have witnessed some nail-biting encounters including the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians rivalry.
However, the situation got serious when the mystery spinner of Kolkata Knight Riders' has tested positive for the deadly virus along with his teammate Sandeep Warrier.
The next day, the experienced spinner of Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra and the wicket-keeper batsman from Sunrisers Hyderabad Wriddhiman Saha got affected by the virus.
However, in this article, we are going to see the flopped xi of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The xi has some big names as well.
The opening batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders didn't live up to the mark of both the fans and team management. From 7 games, Shubman Gill has scored only 132 runs that he played at an average of around 19.
Moreover, he didn't score a single fifty in this season and struggled on many occasions to get the runs. His lack of contribution with the bat made him take place in the list.
The pillar of Sunrisers Hyderabad's batting line-up, David Warner has played some runner ball knocks in the 14th edition of the league.
As a result, the management of Hyderabad decided to drop David Warner from the team and named Kane Williamson as the new captain in place of him.
He has piled up 193 runs in 6 games with an average of 32.15 including two fifties to his name. But what made the Australian batsman to dropped from the side is his slow strike of below 111.
The left-handed batsman from Mumbai Indians was in brilliant form during the previous season. But Ishan Kishan failed to do the same in this season as he struggled a lot on Chennai's surface.
He scored only 73 runs from five matches that he played at an average of below 15. Moreover, he had a poor strike rate of well below 83. He has to make a comeback in the final leg of the tournament which is planned to commence of September window.
The 2019 World Cup winner Eoin Morgan has made it to the xi after having a bad time with Kolkata Knight Riders. The left-handed batsman has scored only 92 runs that he played at an average of 15.32 and bagged three ducks in the league.
Moreover, he has failed to lead his side and lost many games in this edition. As of now, the KKR fans might want Dinesh Karthik to take the leadership responsibilities on his own shoulders.
Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, the left-hander has been one of the fine and clean hitters of the ball. On his day, he can go through any best bowling alley and can win the game single-handedly for his side.
But this time, Pooran has struggling to get runs to his account as he bagged four ducks in this season. His inconsistency has affected Punjab Kings as they failed to chase or post the runs on many occasions.
The tall and strong Shivam Dube has the ability to clear the fence at ease. However, he has failed to give his best whenever his team wanted from him. The all-rounder has scored only 145 runs even coming to bat at No.3.
Moreover his strike rate and average were not impressive at all. Also, he didn't create any impact with the ball as well. That's why he was added in flopped xi of the IPL.
The flamboyant Baroda all-rounder has been the regular name on the cards of Mumbai Indians. Along with the big man Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya has dominated many best bowling line-ups by coming down the order.
Coming to this season, Hardik Pandya didn't make any big impact with the bat as he scored only 52 runs from as many games he played. He didn't bowl a single delivery in this edition as Rohit Sharma doesn't want to give a lot of workload to him.
Like Hardik Pandya and David Warner, Shardul Thakur is also a regular member of his franchise in the cash-rich contest.
After giving some best performance on the international arena, the right-arm pacer has been brutally hit by the batsmen in both powerplay and the slog overs of the game. He played 7 games this season and picked up 5 wickets while maintaining his economy of 10.33.
It will be a surprise to see one of the best swing bowlers in the cricket arena in the flopped xi. But if luck was not on your side, even a lion can miss his prey.
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After showing his experience and quality bowling for his national team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was expected a lot from his franchise. The latter has picked only 3 wickets for his team with an economy rate of well above 9.
Yuzvendra Chahal was once a leading wicket-taker for both India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. But the right-arm leggie is struggling a lot to take wickets on both platforms.
In the recently concluded IPL which has been suspended by BCCI, he has picked up only 4 wickets with an economy rate of 8.27. The RCB fans are still believing that Chahal could take his side over the victory line.
The experienced pacer for Punjab Kings, Mohammed Shami has not seen in the flow with the ball. Due to his lack of consistency, KL Rahul's side failed to defend the target on many occasions.
From 8 matches, he has bagged 8 wickets for his team at a decent average of around 30. Let's see how the right-handed pacer going to perform in the final leg of the tournament which is going g to commence soon.