IPL 2021: Flop XI from the first week of the season

Flop XI from the first week of IPL 2021

RCB has started their season with two straight wins while Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost both their matches so far.

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The first week of the Indian Premier League 2021 is done and dusted. Out of the seven matches being played so far, two matches in Mumbai had some really high scores while the other five matches have been not so good for the batsmen. Four of those five have been played in Chennai while the other two being in Mumbai. 

In this one week, fans have witnessed some tight matches and the quality of cricket has been as high as one would expect with the IPL. However, some players have not started their campaign on a high.

Here is a round-up for the week, with the Flop XI of the first week of the 14th edition of the IPL:

1. Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha of SRH. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad was forced to start with Wriddhiman Saha as an opener during the latter half of the IPL 2020 season, in order to accommodate Kane Williamson. The plan had worked well for them then. However, in IPL 2021, Saha has returned with scores of 7 and 1 in the two matches so far.

He scored a painful 9-ball 1 against Bangalore when Hyderabad needed him to score quickly with the new ball on a pitch where the ball was going to hold up in later overs. Going by the stats, Saha’s average in Chennai is second-worst for him at any venue, while his strike rate has been the lowest at the venue.