5 players who didn't perform in IPL 2021 and doing wonders in IPL 2022

A handful of reputed players failed to deliver in the previous season of the competition, and they will look to make a mark this season.

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Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Indian Premier League (IPL) is regarded as a stage for unearthing rare talents who go on and represent their national teams. It also serves as a platform for out-of-favor players to make a mark for themselves, and make a good chance of returning to the national side. These are still early days into the 15th edition of the glamourous T20 league, but there has been no shortage of exceptional individual performances.

A handful of reputed players failed to deliver in the previous season of the competition. Since the IPL returns after a gap of just under six months, they are keen to put in consistent performances to make up for the poor show in 2021. A few of the players, who underperformed in 2021, have already been grabbing the headlines this season with their match-winning contributions, with either bat or ball. In this article, we take a look at the 5 players who didn’t perform well in IPL 2021 and doing wonders this season.

5 players who didn’t perform in IPL 2021 and doing wonders in IPL 2022

1. Shimron Hetymer

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The hard-hitting batter has certainly made his presence felt at his new franchise, Rajasthan Royals. The southpaw has managed to score 168 runs in just four innings for the Royals, at an average of 84.00. He has been dismissed just twice so far, and all his knocks have come at crucial junctures in the match. Rajasthan Royals do not necessarily have a pure finisher in their ranks, however, Shimron Hetymer has taken up that role, despite walking in as early as No.5.

The West Indian batter scored an unbeaten knock of 59 runs off just 36 balls against Lucknow Super Giants, which helped Rajasthan post a respectable total on the board. A late flurry of runs from Hetymer’s willow helped his side clinch a narrow victory to reclaim their position at the top of the table. This is the youngster’s fourth season in IPL, and one can say that he has certainly arrived on the big stage.

The left-handed batter managed to score just 242 runs in 14 innings at Delhi Capitals last time around. In 2020, he scored 185 runs at an average of just 23.12. The West Indian made his IPL debut with Royal Challengers Bangalore back in 2019, where he played just five games, scoring 90 runs. Given his past struggles in IPL, this season has been a massive upgrade so far.

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