IPL: 5 outstanding performers from last season who haven’t done well this time

IPL: 5 outstanding performers from last season who haven’t done well this time

These players were prolific performers for their franchises in the erstwhile edition.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kuldeep Yadav (left) of Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: IANS)

With the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) having completed two-thirds of its schedule, we have witnessed some brilliant performances in the process. The batsmen displayed fireworks with their power hitting and the bowlers have been able to turn the match around in one good over. Such is the beauty of the T20 format and the unpredictability around it adds more flavour to the cause.

Speaking of unpredictability, the form of T20 cricketers have wavered from time to time. While some franchise recruits weren’t in their best of forms in the last season, they have made a huge comeback this year. Contrastingly, some star players from the past seasons have many a time disappointed in the succeeding seasons an that’s more IPL than anything. Here let’s have a look at the players who have been awry this season, unlike their form in IPL 2018:

Andrew Tye- KXIP

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Australian T20 bowler winning the Purple Cap in the last season of the IPL came as a surprise to most. In the process, he claimed 24 wickets in 14 games for Ravichandran Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and emerged as a reliable bowler at the death overs. His run also included four four-wicket hauls.

However, in this season of the marquee T20 league, the right-arm fast bowler has appeared only in six games and has conceded a huge number of runs- an economy rate of 9.68- and has been able to bag only two wickets. Even in his national side he has proven to be expensive and hasn’t been a go-to bowler since.