IPL 2021 flops: The Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) comppleted the halfway stage last night and so far there we have witnessed some exhilirating contests.
While there have been some brilliant individual performances, we have also seen big names not being able to live upto their reputation. In this article, we take a look at 5 such players who were stars in IPL 2020 but has failed to make any impacrt in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 flops: Rahul Tewatia (Rajasthan Royals)
Rahul Tewatia was the player who shocked everyone in IPL 2020 with his 5 sixes in an over against Sheldon Cottrell and turned the game on its own. Despite all that hype, he has been disappointing this season so far.
Also, Tewatia’s 86 runs have come at a strike-rate of only 128.35 in IPL 2021. Not just with the bat but Tewatia has also failed with the ball too in IPL 2021.
IPL 2020: Runs – 255 (14 matches); Ave – 42.50
IPL 2021: Runs – 86 (6 matches); Ave – 17.60
IPL 2021 flops: Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indian top-order batsman Ishan Kishan, who went on to make his India debut following a breakthrough IPL 2020 has failed to get going in the ongoing season.
The fifth highest run-scorer in the previous edition, the wicketkeeper-batsman was recently dropped from the Playing XI and had to be put on the sidelines following his poor string of shows in IPL 2021.
IPL 2020: Runs – 516 (14 matches); Ave – 57.33
IPL 2021: Runs – 73 (5 matches); Ave – 14.60
IPL 2021 flops: Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Seven games into the IPL 2021 season, Shubman Gill finds himself locked in a struggle to get out of the deep rut he’s in. and his fortunes have mirrored those of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who have only two wins in six games.
Gill was KKR’s rock at the top of the order last year, where he finished as the team’s leading run-scorer but has looked like one of the biggest let-downs in IPL 2021 so far.
IPL 2020: Runs – 440 (Matches 14); Ave – 33.84
IPL 2021: Runs – 132 (7 matches); Ave – 18.85
IPL 2021 flops: Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The IPL 2020 was one of the best seasons for Yuzvendra Chahal, where he picked up 21 wickets at an average of 19.29. In the UAE’s stadiums, where pacers played a much bigger role than the tweakers, Yuzvendra Chahal led his team’s bowling attack with adroitness.
This season, however, his average has more than doubled and the strike rate has also shot up. It would be safe to say that Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar’s consistent returns, coupled with RCB’s consecutive wins, have shrouded Yuzvendra Chahal’s poor form.
IPL 2020: Wickets – 21 (15 matches); Ave- 19.28
IPL 2021: Wickets – 4 (7 matches); Ave- 47.50
IPL 2021 flops: Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)
The Mumbai Indians batsman was once of the integral cogs in the team winning their record 5th IPL title last season. He finished as the second highest run scorer after Ishan Kishan with a total tally of 480 runs.
This season however, he has looked like a pale shadow and has failed to emulate the form he enjoyed last season. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, also had a slow start and will be hoping for their star batsman to get firing in a bid to revive their fortunes in the ongoing edition.
IPL 2020: Runs – 480 (16 matches); Ave – 40
IPL 2021: Runs – 173 (7 matches); Ave – 24.71