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IPL 2019: Flop XI of the group stages

The tournament, like every year, has managed to produce some amazing talents but also resulted in the dip of form for a few cricketers.

Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant
Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) this time was scheduled a couple of months before the World Cup, which had a severe impact on the form of many players. While some players benefitted profusely, a few youngsters were being considered for the World Cup squad despite having no experience in International cricket, like Navdeep Saini. 

The tournament, like every year, has managed to provide a platform to some amazing talents but also resulted in the dip of form for a few cricketers. Some very prominent names in Indian and world cricket, who either came in with huge expectations or a heavy price tag, found it difficult to match up with the level of cricket this season.

A disappointing facet for some of the International teams is that a lot of cricketers who were picked in their respective World Cup squads lost momentum courtesy this edition.

Here’s the XI of cricketers who were a major disappointment for their franchise:

1. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals):

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Bidesh Manna/IANS)

It really is a sad sight to witness one of Indian cricket’s brightest prospects featuring in such XI. Prithvi Shaw had an amazing debut season last time and also made his Test debut a few months later. But this time around, he came in after recovering from a horrible ankle injury he suffered in Australia and failed to pick up from where he left.

The left-hander registered just 292 runs, out of which 99 runs came in one innings against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi. Keeping that aside, he scored just 193 runs in 13 games, with no other scores in excess of 50. Whilst Dhawan was doing a great job for the side from one end, he didn’t receive the greatest of support from the young stalwart.

DC have qualified for the playoffs and will want the dashing opener to come good and take them through to the finals.

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