8. Mumbai Indians – Hardik Pandya
In 2021 though, he managed to score only 52 runs in seven matches at a strike rate less than 120. His average has been 8.66. Given these numbers, Mumbai Indians would want him to show some improvement.
7. Delhi Capitals – Ravichandran Ashwin
In the 2021 season though, despite Ashwin coming into the season full of confidence, he failed to get wickets. He kept things tight as always but got only one wicket in five matches.
6. Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner
In the first half, Warner made 193 runs at a good enough average of 32. But the issue was mainly due to his strike rate, which was 110. He was dropped from the team as a player and a captain.
5. Rajasthan Royals – Rahul Tewatia
His economy was 9.75 while his bowling average was around about 100. With these kinds of numbers under his belt, Tewatia might be under a bit of pressure going into the second half of the 2021 season.
4. Punjab Kings – Chris Gayle
In 2018, 2019, and 2020, he averaged around 40 in each season while striking at 146, 153, and 137. But, in 2021, the issues with his inconsistency started being a bit more prevalent.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill
Ahead of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League, there were a lot of hopes which KKR had pinned on the 21-year-old Shubman Gill. Ever since he was bought by the franchise in 2018, he was sort of the future investment for them.
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore – Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB is heavily dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers with the bat. What is often ignored is that there was also heavy dependence on Yuzvendra Chahal in terms of the shouldering bowling responsibility.
1. Chennai Super Kings- MS Dhoni
There isn’t an inch of doubt that MS Dhoni the batsman has been on the decline for quite some time and he is well past his prime. The fact that he hasn’t played a notable amount of professional games since the World Cup in 2019 has also made a difference for sure. And, his form has dropped since the start of the IPL 2020.