The Karnataka pacer was bought by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a whopping amount of INR 10 crores, RR’s biggest buy of the season. However, he has not lived up to the price tag. With an economy of around 10, the right-arm pacer has conceded a total of 77 runs in the last two matches. He picked up just one wicket against Mumbai Indians and went wicketless against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Hyderabad-born player looked completely out of form in the game against Rajasthan Royals. He conceded 43 runs in four overs with an economy of 10.75 and went wicketless. However, the 28-year-old is mature and has enough experience. He is the strength of RCB’s bowling department and hopefully, he will make a great comeback in the next encounter.
Sams gave away 32 runs at an economy of 8 runs per over and also went wicketless. In the next game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Aussie gave runs at an economy of 16.67. In three overs, he conceded 50 runs and in the 16th over he leaked 35 runs, allowing KKR to win with 24 balls to spare. So far in IPL 2022, Sams has failed to make his mark.
In the game against Punjab Kings, Bravo gave away 32 runs in three overs at an economy of 10.67 and managed to pick up just one wicket. With the bat, he got out on a golden duck. Bravo pressed forward to defend but the ball looped up in the air before Liam Livingstone plucked a stunning catch off his own bowling.
On the third ball of his innings, the southpaw dragged one to his stumps off Arshdeep Singh without troubling the scorers. With the ball in hand, Jadeja failed to contain runs in the middle overs. He gave away 34 runs with an economy of 8.50 and managed to pick up just one wicket of Liam Livingstone but by that time the damage was already done.
Punjab Kings left no stones unturned to have him back in the 2022 season, shelling out INR 9 crore to avail his services. However, his numbers in the season so far don’t justify his potential. Shahrukh’s poor stint continued this week against Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.
The veteran cricketer has only managed 37 runs in three outings for his new team. He got a start in Gujarat’s first game against Lucknow Super Giants but failed to convert it. Against Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, Wade managed only one and six runs respectively. With young Rahmanullah Gurbaz waiting in the wings, Wade will have to tighten his shoes to retain his berth in the playing XI.
In his third outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the veteran was dismissed by Romario Shepherd on 11. He was eventually dropped from the playing XI against Delhi Capitals. Manish Pandey has been in this situation before and will hope to come out and play some glorious knocks as Lucknow Super Giants chase the elusive title.
Since then, Kohli has been out of runs as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s top-order collapsed in the last couple of games. The 33-year-old talismanic run-scorer scored 15 in the next game against Kolkata Knight Riders. He was quite unfortunate to get run-out on a score of just 5 against Rajasthan Royals.
Gaikwad is known to be a slow starter and he picks up the pace once the tournament gets rolling. The management also backs his abilities and it is only time that the Maharashtra-born cricketer hits the purple patch. CSK will also hope Gaikwad hits the form when the defending champions lock horns with SRH.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive openers in world cricket at present. His ability to play big innings has enabled him to become one of the greatest batters in white-ball cricket. Since 2013, Sharma has been captaining Mumbai Indians and under his leadership, the team has lifted five IPL trophies.