IPL 2019: Team-wise one disappointing capped player this season
Some of the prominent names in the game who will appear in the World Cup for their respective teams chipped in with disappointing performances this IPL.
Updated - May 5, 2019 11:17 am
The business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is here for the fans, where fortunes shift, fairytales are written, heartbreaks are endured and most importantly, drama takes center stage. We will have to wait till the final ball of the league stage to know the fourth team which qualifies for the playoffs, a testament to how close this tournament has been.
This edition has given life to some youngsters like Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Riyan Parag and many others, doing justice to the main agenda of the tournament, to promote young Indian talents. Some veterans like Harbhajan Singh, Chris Gayle and Imran Tahir too defied their age and competed toe-to-toe with these youngsters, showing that class eventually is permanent.
Coming to the bad side, so many cricketers who were expected to bring great balance to the side, struggled big time. Here is a list of one capped cricketer from each team, who turned out to be a huge disappointment.
1. Chennai Super Kings – Ambati Rayudu
After such a sensational campaign last season, no one expected Ambati Rayudu‘s performances to dip so low. His career took a different turn after last season’s heroics, he entered the Indian side, played a majority of the matches as the number four leading up to the World Cup, yet his poor run in late December and early 2019 saw the selectors show a cold shoulder to him.
Rayudu scored 218 runs this season, but most importantly, he failed to keep his strike-rate above 100 (90.83). In this format, for a top order batsman, that is a major failure no matter what. He scored just one fifty despite playing all the games and maintained a below-par average of 21.80. It will take a great mental effort for Rayudu to get through of what happened in the last few weeks.