IPL 2022: Flop XI from the league stages
There have been forgettable performances from the players who were expected to excel for their respective franchises.
Updated - May 24, 2022 12:31 pm
IPL 2022 has seen special individual performances from some of the biggest names in world cricket. Majestic batting performances from the likes of Jos Buttler and KL Rahul to magical bowling efforts from the likes of Hasaranga and Chahal. And not to forget the unsettling pace bowling by Umran Malik and Kagiso Rabada.
But when it comes to the IPL, you have to take the bad with the good. There have been forgettable performances from the players who were expected to excel for their respective franchises. The numbers make for grim reading, and the display on the pitch was somehow even worse. As the group stages is done and dusted, we look at some of the biggest underperformers of IPL 2022.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer was one of the breakout stars of IPL 2021. The left-hander joined KKR later in the season last year and handing him the opening role proved to be a masterstroke by the KKR management. Buoyed by the southpaw’s performances, the Kolkata side reached the final.
The all-rounder scored 370 runs in his ten innings at an impressive average of 41, including a half-century in the final in a losing cause. On the back of his impressive outing in IPL 2021, the leftie got called up for the Indian squad. The KKR man looked decent for the Blues in the T20s with his all-around abilities.
One of the four retained players by KKR, the Madhya Pradesh man, has looked like a shadow of the man from last year’s tournament. He has just a solitary half-century to his name this season, and his form even saw him dropped from the playing XI. Although he was recalled to the playing XI, the southpaw has overall been poor with his performances.