The flopped XI of IPL 2021 during the first half of the tournament

The flopped XI of IPL 2021 during the first half of the tournament

Players who couldn't play their parts well in the first half of IPL 2021.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League has been suspended by the BCCI. As the COVID crisis chokes the nation, this move was always on the cards. The players and staff were being tested positive and BCCI has done a good job by suspending the tournament midway. Unfortunately, the fans will have to wait to see their favorite players on the field. 

Although the fans will no longer be able to sit down and watch franchises go head to head against each other, they can look forward to witnessing the action of the World Test Championship and the T20 World Cup. Many players were able to impress the fans and the selectors. Without any doubt, they have a big chance of making it to their respective national squad. 

But, few players have missed out on performing for the squad on numerous occasions. Their failures affected their team’s chances. This might hamper their chance to get a national squad call-up. Hopefully, they will be able to make a comeback wherever IPL resumes. Here is a list of –

Flopped XI from the first half of IPL 2021

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

David Warner has been one of the most destructive batsmen across all formats. Whenever one talks about the Sunrisers, Warner is the first player who comes to the minds of the Orange Army fans. He has been the backbone of the team for more than five seasons. He was the skipper of the squad when they managed to defeat RCB in the finals of the 2016 season.

Since 2014, Warner has managed to score more than 500 runs every season. With the bat, he was the player who could take the game away from the opposition because of his attacking approach to the game. Last year too, he managed to score 548 runs with a strike rate of 134.68. But, this year, he failed both as a batsman and a skipper. 

The Sunrisers managed to win just a single game out of seven. Talking about Warner’s batting, he has managed to score 193 runs from six innings. A strike rate of 110.28 is unacceptable in a tournament like the IPL. When Warner was dropped from the playing eleven, everyone was shocked. Well, unfortunately, he makes it to this squad.