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The Worst XI from IPL 2022

Below is a list of the 11 worst players in the Indian Premier League 2022 group stage. Find out who made the unfortunate list:

Rohit Sharma continued his poor run for MI vs LSG in IPL 2022 (Courtesy: iplt20.com)
By Karthik Raman | May 29, 2022 | 4 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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This is arguably one of the best IPL seasons ever, with all 10 teams having the ability to win the coveted Indian Premier League. However, even within these teams, there were a few players who did not perform, and here is a list of the 11 worst players in the IPL 2022 group stage. Find out who made the unfortunate list:

Rohit Sharma ©

The captain of the Indian Cricket team and Mumbai Indians has been dismal this season and has registered his worst ever IPL season. While all the focus was on Kohli, people have seemed to miss out on his performances. In the 14 games that he has played, he has averaged only 268 runs at an average of 19.14 runs per match. 

Ishan Kishan (WK)

When you are bought for Rs 15.25 crores, the least you can do is to play averagely. However, the 23-year-old has had a horrible season where he made 418 runs, most of them when the season was over for Mumbai Indians with a strike rate of 120.11. For a player with his caliber who has been playing in the IPL for the 7th time, he should have done much better. 

Kane Williamson

The Kiwi captain of the national team and Sunrisers Hyderabad has not had a season to remember at all. In fact he has had a negative impact on a team that could have made the playoffs very easily. The opener made only 216 runs at a strike rate of 93.5 in the world’s best t20 league, and even after being pushed down the order, he just was not able to lead from the front. 

Mayank Agarwal

Another captain bites the dust. Captaining at the big stage has its issues and it definitely got the better of Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal. A player who has scored 400 + in the past few seasons did not turn up for the team when he was needed the most and was only able to score 195 in 12 games where he averaged 16.25 runs even after going down the batting orders. 

Venkatesh Iyer 

The past year has been very eventful for the Madhya Pradesh man, from being retained by Kolkata Knight Riders and starting for the Indian cricket team, he has been arguably one of the worst players for KKR this time around. As an opening batsman, he scored 182 runs at an average of 16.55 and a strike rate of 107.69 (at least it was better than Kane Williamsons’) and as a bowler he had an economy rate of 11.50. And if KKR makes you to stop watch cricket all together, you can start watching Kabaddi and get on Kabaddi betting sites to play and win (something that KKR is not able to). 

Shahrukh Khan

The name of SRK and the performance of KRK. As an explosive middle-order batsman, Shahrukh has scored 117 runs in 8 innings averaging 16.71 runs at a strike rate of 108.33 with a high score of 26 runs for Punjab Kings. He would lead the middle order of this team, which if played would struggle to score 120 runs in a game. 

Kieron Pollard

It is time that the big man from the West Indies finally retires from the Indian Premier League too. A legend of the game and arguably one of the best T20 players ever to grace the tournament and the cricket pitch. He has had another season to forget with the Mumbai Indians with an average of 14.40 runs and a strike rate of 107.46 as a batsman this year. As a bowler, he has been decent with an economy of just under 9 per over in the 6 games he bowled where he picked up 4 wickets too. 

Ravindra Jadeja

Another day, another captain fails to meet the expectations. Getting captaincy from MS Dhoni is a massive pressure and along with that leading the reigning champions makes the pressure compound. But a player such as Ravi Jadeja should not have excuses for his own performances this season. The Chennai Super Kings’ former captain averaged only 19.33 runs as a finisher batsman in 10 games and picked up only 5 wickets in the same number of games as a spinner with an economy rate of 7.52. As per Rajabets, he was supposed to lead his team to win the IPL and had odds of winning the trophy of just under 6. This time around everyone understood the pressure he was under with the performance of the team, but he should have led from the front and set an example. 

Pat Cummins 

Captain of the Australian red ball team and winner of the ICC T20 World Cup 6 months ago, Pat Cummins was awful for KKR. In the 5 games, he played before getting dropped he had an economy of 10.69 runs. With the expectation of being the lead bowler, he should have been much better for the team, however, he was useful with the bat once where he scored a 56* for a winning cause. Overall as a bowler, he let the team down and should have been miles better.

Varun Chakravarthy

Another player from KKR, Varun Chakravarthy, and the mystery spinner who played so well in the previous season was abysmal this time around and was eventually dropped before being picked again. In the 11 games that he played, he was able to only pick 6 wickets at an average of 8.51 runs. If he and Narine fired on all cylinders, KKR had a chance of making it to the playoffs this year. 

Chris Jordan 

The England International who is known to be a death-over specialist could not live up to his standards. In the 4 games, he played before being dropped he had an economy rate of 10.52. Needing 48 in the last 3 overs in a match against Gujarat Titans, he was whipped by Rashid Khan for 25 runs in his first 4 balls and eventually lost the game.

Reserves: Mathew Wade, Mohammad Siraj, Ambati Rayudu, Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Riyan Parag.  



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