IPL: All-time flop XI in the tournament history

IPL: All-time flop XI in the tournament history

Looking at all-time flops of IPL.

2. Parthiv Patel (wk)

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel of RCB (Photo: IANS)

Being the local boy in the IPL, who could don the wicket-keeping gloves, Parthiv Patel has always been seen as a vibrant left-handed batsman who could give some effective starts while opening the batting. Because of his such acute proposition, Parthiv has in total played for six different IPL teams. The cricketer had started his IPL journey with CSK where he was vividly known to open the batting with the legendary Matthew Hayden. In between, there came his stint with teams like Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, SRH, MI, and RCB.

In his eventful IPL career, Parthiv in his inaugural IPL season under CSK played 13 games and had scored 302 runs at an average of 27.45. In the 2012 IPL season, where he was representing Deccan Chargers, the left-hander had its worst-ever season, wherein in his 14 games, he could only amass a total of 194 runs at an average of 17.63. However, when it comes to his glory days, Parthiv in his three-year stint with MI won the IPL glory twice. By representing the MI team back in 2015, Parthiv in his 40 IPL games scored a total of 911 runs.

Later on, in 2018 he was then picked by the RCB and represented them till the last IPL season. Hence overall, in his 139 IPL matches, the wicket-keeper batsman could reasonably notch a total of 2848 runs at an inferior average of 22.60. All in all, with the kind of talent he possessed, the above numbers hardly seem to be a justification.