IPL 2022: Flop XI from seventh week
Virat Kohli's poor form continued in the seventh week of the season.
Updated - May 14, 2022 4:45 pm
IPL 2022 action keeps rumbling on as the tournament enters its most crucial stage. After seven weeks, only Gujarat Titans have managed to seal a playoff berth and have more or less guaranteed themselves a top-two finish. As the league enters its final week, as many as seven franchises are still in the hunt to qualify for the knockout stage.
The dead-end of the tournament is when the top players are expected to step up and start performing for their teams. However, the misery has continued for a few star players, who have continued to deliver underwhelming performances. Call it luck or just poor form, nothing seems to be working in their favor at the moment.
Here is a look at the flop XI from the seventh week of IPL 2022:
1. KL Rahul
KL Rahul has been one of the most consistent batters in the Indian Premier League for quite a few seasons now. The Lucknow skipper did not have the best of weeks with the bat, as he managed to score just seven runs in the two outings. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, a miscommunication with Quinton de Kock led to his run out as he departed without even facing a single ball.
It rarely happens that Rahul goes without scoring in two consecutive matches in the IPL. However, that was the case this week as he was again dismissed for just eight runs against Gujarat Titans. He looked edgy out in the middle as Mohammed Shami got the better of him again this season.
Nevertheless, KL Rahul has played his part in Lucknow’s success in IPL so far, scoring 459 runs in 12 innings at an average of 45.90. The former Punjab Kings batter is second in the Orange Cap List, with two centuries to his name, both of which came against the Mumbai Indians.