10. Romario Shepherd – SRH

He mustered only 32 runs in the two matches he played so far. Putting up a disappointing show with the ball in hand, he conceded 75 runs while taking three wickets at an economy rate of 9.38 runs per over. Brought into the squad because of his decent all-around performance, he has failed in both the departments.

9. Matthew Wade – Gujarat Titans

After the heroics in the last over the semi-final of the T20 world cup 2021, the fiery Matthew Wade was picked by the Gujarat Titans for a whopping INR 2.40 crore. He has proven himself to be one of the best opening batter any side could ask for. However, he has had a disappointing tournament so far.

8. Yashasvi Jaiswal – Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals have had to struggle with the opening pair so far in the tournament as Jos Buttler is not getting enough support from the other partners. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the prominent pick to open with Jos Buttler, but his lack of form has resulted in him being benched after three games only.

7. Jonny Bairstow – PBKS

Jonny Bairstow, the fierce opening batter from England, made his way into the Punjab Kings for INR 6.75 crore. His tremendous batting skills caught the eye of the Punjab selectors, which earned him the contract. However, he has had a disappointing tournament so far.

6. David Willey – RCB

He has been ineffective with the bat in hand too, being able to muster only 18 runs in the four matches at a strike rate of 60. Willey was brought into the RCB squad with hopes of him providing support to the middle-order and the bowling department too. However, he failed to make a mark in the tournament with the bat or ball in hand.

5. Manish Pandey – Lucknow Super Giants

Manish Pandey was picked up by the debutant team Lucknow Super Giants after being released by SRH at a whopping price o INR 4.60 cr. He was an integral part of SRH in the previous three editions of the Indian Premier League and was bought by LSG due to his reputation as a reliable middle-order batsman. However, his performance has been below par in the tournament so far.

4. Ajinkya Rahane – Kolkata Knight Riders

Rahane has mustered only 80 runs in the five innings he has played so far. He was brought into the Knight Riders squad in hopes of putting together a strong opening pair. However, he failed to make a mark in the tournament so far, failing to provide support to his opening partner Venktaesh Iyer.

3. Devon Conway – Chennai Super Kings

Devon Conway also made his way into the 2022 IPL after being picked up by the defending champions Chennai Super Kings at a decent price of INR 1 crore. His constantly well performance for New Zealand earned him the contract. But he has not been given any chance since the first match of the season against KKR in which he failed to make a mark.

2. Rovman Powell – Delhi Capitals

He was picked up by the Delhi selectors in hopes of strengthening their middle-order as well as their bowling department. However, he has failed to deliver in both the departments. His under-performance in the tournament has made him the worst pick for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022.

1. Daniel Sams – Mumbai Indians

He has been ineffective with the bat, scoring only seven runs in the three matches he played so far. Sams has also conceded 169 runs in the 15 overs he has bowled so far in the tournament at an average economy rate of 11.27. He also bowled the second most expensive over in the history of IPL in the match against KKR.