IPL 2018, 5th Week: Five Players who disappointed this week

IPL 2018, 5th Week: Five Players who disappointed this week

Manish Pandey is currently a part of the most successful side this season, but his contribution has been very minimal.

Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Another exhilarating week in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw some classy and outrageous cricket in action. Whilst the likes of Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler and Ishan Kishan fall in the outrageous category, the likes of Kane Williamson, Prithvi Shaw, and Shikhar Dhawan showed their class.

This week also saw one team confirm their place in the top 4 and they are none other than the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They extended their winning streak to 6 this season and looking well on course for their second IPL title. Led by the ever-outstanding Kane Williamson, they have been inexplicably brilliant this season.

Whilst there were some heartening moments on one side, there was some agony on the other. Delhi Daredevils are virtually out of the tournament whilst the likes of RCB are literally hanging on the peripheral side of the edge. Some big players failed to impress the fans last week and that had a huge impact on their title chances.

Here are the five big players who failed to help their side in a good way.

1. AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Many might be surprised looking at this name on the list, that too right at the top. But in the two games RCB played in the last week, AB de Villiers has failed to work his magic. He registered single-digit scores in two important games against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kings. RCB’s fate is no more in their hands as far as their qualification scenario is concerned after these two losses.

The manner of his dismissals was also very disappointing for the fans to witness. In the game against CSK, he completely lost balance attempting a reverse-sweep of Harbhajan Singh whilst Rashid Khan’s googly was too hard for him to pick in the next game. The RCB need him in good form very badly in the next few games is an understatement.