IPL 2021: 5 big stars who have disappointed so far in IPL 2021: While the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) have already witnessed some tight matches and quality cricket, there have been some promising names who have not started their campaign on a high and failed to deliver so far. Let’s take a look at 5 such stars who has not been able to get going in IPL 2021.
Though CSK is on top, Dhoni’s struggle for the big score is still continuing. Dhoni has been a pale shadow of himself in the recent past as he had crossed 30 only once in the last 13 games & is without a 50 in the last 22 matches.
The CSK captain had a poor IPL outing with bat last season as well where he scored just 200 runs in 14 matches with an average of just 25 runs with a strike rate of 116.27 with a highest score of 47 runs.
One of Mumbai Indian’s integral cog over the year, Hardik Pandya has failed to get going in the ongoing IPL 2021. Capable of cause destruction both with the bat and ball, the Rohit Sharma-led side has missed the all-rounder’s performance this season.
While Pandya has not bowled a single ball yet owing to a shoulder injury he incurred during the India vs England ODI series. Although completely match fit, Pandy has failed to make an impact with the willow as well scoring just 35 runs in 4 games.
Rahul Tewatia was one of the finds of the 2020 season. He scored 255 runs with a good average and a strike rate and also picked up 10 wickets. However, so far in the IPL 2021, Tewatia has looked like a shadow of his 2020’s outing. In the first match, he bowled only two overs and conceded 25 runs from that. With the bat, in that match, he scored only two runs.
In the second match, which was a low-scoring one, he conceded 27 runs from his three overs. Though he contributed 19 with the bat, he wasn’t able to finish the job for the Rajasthan Royals.
Last year, Steve Smith as a captain used Tewatia brilliantly to get the most out of him. Sanju Samson might have to think about how Tewatia could be used in the best way possible.
IPL 2021: 5 big stars who have disappointed so far
Yuzvendra Chahal has looked a touch out of rhythm so far in the IPL 2021. The leg-spinner who has been a regular player in the Royal Challengers Bangalore XI for the past two or three years has struggled to get wickets on the Chennai pitch, which generally supports spin bowlers. In the first match, he conceded 41 runs in his four overs.
His performance did improve marginally in the second match when he conceded 29 runs from his four overs. But, yet again he failed to take a wicket.
In their third match against KKR, Chahal did manage to find a couple of scalps but for RCB to break their streak and win the title, Chahal will have to come back in form in the upcoming weeks.
When Tom Curran was signed by Delhi Capitals ahead of this season, it wasn’t expected that he would be starting in the first XI for them. However, injury to Anrich Nortje meant Curran got an opportunity first up. Unfortunately, his record in the two matches hasn’t been anything remarkable.
Though he did get a wicket in the first match against Chennai, he suffered a brutal assault at the death from his younger brother, Sam Curran. He ended with figures with 1 for 40 in that match. In the next match, he was handed over the responsibility to finish the match by defending 12 runs, which he failed to do against Rajasthan. He gave 35 runs in 3.4 overs in that low-scoring match, without picking a wicket.