IPL 2019: Under Performers XI of the tournament so far
Many star names this edition have failed to live up to their reputation.
Updated - Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am
This edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been pretty entertaining and exhilarating for the fans, but there were many forgettable moments as well. While the quality of fielding keeps tipping from one high to another low, umpiring standards came into serious questioning and the situation is pretty much the same with the tournament nearing a finish.
Despite having some of the biggest and well-reputed ICC Elite Panel umpires in the tournament, to witness such debates and controversies is pretty sad. Yet, another facet not many have been discussing is the performance of a few players, who are touted superstars or promising young lads in their sides but have been very poor this season.
Here is a list of the XI players, who have been at the centre of a lot of good stuff in the past, but have been thoroughly underperforming this season, thus not helping their side’s objectives.
Here we bring you the under-performing XI of the tournament so far:
1. Rohit Sharma (c) (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has done a great job in leading his side to such a dominant position in the league table. Yet, there are huge concerns over his batting form. For those who have followed Rohit for a long time, they would know he plays one absolute match-winning knock to break the shackles in a dry patch and maybe, his fifty against CSK was one such.
There’s no doubting his quality though, as he still remains as one of only two captains in IPL history to win three titles and also has the most Man of the Match awards to his name among Indian cricketers. He scored 295 runs thus far in 10 matches at an average under 30, which is pretty under par for a player of his stature.