IPL 2023: OneCricket's Flop Team of the Tournament
Harry Brook failed to deliver for SRH in IPL 2023 (Source: AP Photo)
After a long saga of 74 matches, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) has come to an end. The Chennai Super Kings have been crowned the champions for the fifth time. Well, this tournament will be remembered as the most intense edition ever.
While the tournament has presented many youngsters with opportunities, and they displayed the best of their skills. But some players had the chance to make the best of the big stage but failed to do so. In this article, we will take a look at the team of the flopped players for IPL 2023.
Narayan Jagadeesan (KKR)
After a brilliant run in the domestic circuit, Narayan Jagadeesan was expected to perform well in IPL 2023. KKR picked him up in the mini-auction and expected him to be at his best. But be it lack of proper backing or his inability to play the game situations, the IPL 2023 turned out to be a below-par season for Jagadeesan. He scored just 89 runs in 6 innings at an average of 14.83 and a strike rate of 109.87.
Prithvi Shaw (DC)
Prithvi Shaw failed to deliver for DC in IPL 2023 (Source: AP Photo)
Prithvi Shaw was one of those players for whom this season was identified as a breakthrough year. But Shaw failed miserably and was one of the prime reasons why DC did not do well as a team. He scored just 106 runs in eight innings, with one half-century in which he scored 54 runs. So in the remaining seven innings, he scored 52 runs, making him the second opener in this team.
Deepak Hooda (LSG)
Deepak Hooda has had a miserable IPL 2023 with the bat. He scored just 84 runs in the tournament from 12 matches at an average of 7.63 and a strike rate of 93.33. LSG tried him as the number three batter, but he never got going and finds a place in this team.
Harry Brook (SRH) ✈️
The English batter's bidding earned much attention during the mini-auction ahead of IPL 2023. Harry Brook had done well in Asian conditions before the tournament, and there was real hype around him taking the IPL by storm.
But Brook was a disappointment for SRH; the team management tried to slot him in different batting positions, but the young English bloke failed to deliver. In 11 innings, Brook scored 190 runs, of which 100 came in just one inning against KKR.
Aiden Markram (KKR) (c)✈️
Aiden Markram failed to deliver as the batter and the captain of SRH (Source: AP Photo)
The South African was made the skipper of the SRH team after he led the franchise (Sunrisers Eastern Cape) to a title in the SA20. But in IPL, he failed as a skipper and failed to deliver in his prime trade, i.e., batting. Markram scored 248 runs in 13 matches and played some good little cameos but failed to make any big contribution for the team. The failure of Markram, the skipper of SRH, finds him as the captain of this team.
Dinesh Karthik (RCB) (wk)
Dinesh Karthik failed as a finisher for RCB in IPL 2023 (Source: AP Photo)
After a brilliant season in IPL 2022, where he finished off many matches for the team, Dinesh Karthik was seen as a key cog in the RCB machinery for IPL 2023. But in this edition, Karthik went through a torrid time and failed the team many times when they needed him the most. He scored just 140 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 134.61 and an average of 11.66.
Riyan Parag (RR)
Riyan Parag was no where near his best in IPL 2023 inspite of given plenty of chances (Source: AP Photo)
One more young player who could have had a breakthrough season was Riyan Parag. He was backed at different stages and was tried out in different roles by the Rajasthan Royals team management. But Parag failed to deliver in all the roles where he was tried out. He scored just 78 runs in 7 matches at an average of 13.00 and a strike rate of 118.18.
Sam Curran (KXIP) ✈️
Sam Curran was sold for a whopping INR 18.50 CR in the mini-auction ahead of IPL 2023. It was expected that he would give a similar performance as he did in the T20 World Cup. But with the bat, he scored 276 runs in 13 innings and with the ball, he just picked up ten wickets while conceding runs at an economy of over ten runs. He failed to justify the price tag that was paid for him, and thus he gets featured in this team.
Jofra Archer (MI) ✈️
Jofra Archer failed to live up to the expectations that were built around him before IPL 2023 (Source: AP Photo)
The English speedster was bought for INR 8 Cr ahead of IPL 2022. But he was injured and could not play in the previous edition. However, before IPL 2023, there was a lot of hype around his comeback and his taking MI to the summit clash with his bowling performances. But he was not fully fit during the tournament, and in the five matches he played, he just picked up two wickets and conceded runs at an economy of 9.50.
Umran Malik (SRH)
Umran Malik impressed one and all with his pace in IPL 2022. But, while all the cricket fans expected to see another outstanding season from him, Malik failed to deliver as per expectations. Malik got just five wickets in eight matches and conceded runs at an economy of 10.85. He is undoubtedly one of those players in IPL 2023 who disappointed a lot of fans.
Rahul Chahar (KXIP)
The Indian leg-spinner was one of the mainstays of the PBKS bowling in this tournament. But Chahar failed to deliver as was expected out of him. Although economical, Chahar could not deliver the wickets that would have given his team an advantage in crucial situations.
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