IPL 2022's 'Flop XI' - An Off-Season For The Big 'Stars' Of Cricket World
IPL 2022 Flop XI: A Star-studded XI who have failed to perform in the first half of the league stage of the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2022: The IPL 2022 started on March 26th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and since then more than half of the league stage matches have been played. Where many new stars have impressed the cricketing fraternity with their fresh skills, many renowned and expensive players have gone without marking their presence with their performance.
Here's the flop XI of IPL 2022 after 37 matches of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League.
Openers - Ruturaj Gaikwad & Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings' opener Ruturaj Gaikwad are having a terrible season with the bat till now. 5-time IPL winning captain Rohit has scored just 153 runs in 8 innings, averaging a mere 19.13, with a top score of 41. While the orange cap holder of the last season, Ruturaj Gaikwad has averaged just 15.43 this season, scoring 108 runs. Gaikwad's top scorer this season has been 73. Both these openers were retained by their respective franchises ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Middle Order - Virat Kohli, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana & Shahrukh Khan
This season has been a nightmare for the former RCB captain Virat Kohli. 'King Kohli' has scored a mere 119 runs in 8 matches, averaging 17 with the best score of 48. Kolkata Knight Riders' Venkatesh Iyer has scored 126 runs in 8 matches and his teammate Nitish Rana has scored 143 runs in 8 matches. Punjab Kings' youngster Shahrukh Khan has scored a mere 98 runs in 7 matches. Kohli and Iyer were retained by their respective franchises ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction, while Nitish Rana and Shahrukh Khan were bought back by their former teams in the auction for 8 crores INR and 9 crores INR respectively.
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