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IPL 2019: Flop XI of the tournament

These players couldn't step up when it needed the most and it rather affected their team's chances in the tournament.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: IANS)

The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has culminated with the Mumbai Indians (MI) getting their hands on the trophy for the fourth time. This edition of the league was easily one of the best ever. More than half of the games that were played this season only ended in the final over. Thus, the fans were glued to their seats more often than not in this nail-biting tournament.

While the tournament was a lot of fun overall, there were quite a few disappointments. Be it poor umpiring, sloppy fielding or the poor performances from some of the top players, it didn’t go down well with the aficionadi. A few players, who were expected to be the backbone for their team, ended up being a massive let-down. Some of them have even put their future in a spot with the poor shows.

Here is the Flop XI of IPL 2019:

1. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Although he impressed in his maiden IPL season last year, Prithvi Shaw was a massive disappointment this year. The right-hander has found it extremely tough to get going and the bowlers often choked him with tight lines and lengths. Since there is a lot of footage available now, they exactly know what his weaknesses are. Thus, they were all exploited really well.

Shaw was cramped for room and wasn’t allowed to hit freely on the off-side. He found it tough to get out of his comfort zone and the strike rates took a massive dip. The 19-year-old only brought up two notable performances in the season where he scored 99 and 56. Thus, 155 out of his 353 runs came in just two innings and he could only manage to score 198 runs in the remaining 14 matches.

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