5.  Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy picked up 18 wickets in 17 appearances of the 2021 edition. His performances were one of the key reasons for the KKR team to do well in the second half and emerge as the runner-up. Chakravarthy was one of the four retained players ahead of IPL 2022 but had an average start to the season. In 11 matches of IPL 2022, he has six scalps at an economy of 8.51.

4. Harshal Patel

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) used him as the lead pacer in the 2021 edition. Patel scalped 32 wickets in 15 matches at an economy of 8.14 and won the “Purple Cap” as well. Although he has 18 wickets in 12 matches in IPL 2022 but has leaked runs at crunch moments of the game. As compared to his consistent ability to bowl yorkers in the last season, he has missed the mark on most occasions this year.

3. Kieron Pollard

In the last edition, Pollard garnered 245 runs at 30.62 and a strike rate of 148.48. His best innings came against CSK, wherein he scored a sensational 87* off 34. Come IPL 2022, the Caribbean all-rounder has not been the same and is out of touch, resulting in the team being unable to chase down the tough totals on the board. In 11 matches, he scored 144 runs at 14.40 and dropped himself from the team to give chances to the youngsters.

2. Venkatesh Iyer

In his first two IPL games, He continued his fine form, which helped the team to have enough confidence and reach the finals. In this pursuit, he smashed 370 runs in 10 innings at 41.11. Rightfully, he was retained for IPL 2022 as well. But, apart from a knock of 50* in the first half, he failed to contribute in a hefty manner and was dropped from the team. Although, he returned to playing XI, but has been average with his performances.

1. Mayank Agarwal

In the 2021 edition of the tournament, he slammed 441 runs in 12 innings at 40.09, with four fifties, and emerged as the Punjab Kings‘ second-highest run-scorer. Agarwal was retained and was chosen as a leader of the team for IPL 2022. However, he has been able to score only 195 runs in 12 innings at 17.73, which has resulted in the team’s average performance this season.