5 biggest Underperformers in IPL history

Ravindra Jadeja.

Slow left arm orthodox. A vital asset for the Indian side, Ravindra Jadeja has been a part of IPL since it’s inception. He represented Rajasthan Royals and Kochi Tuskers Kerala before being bought by Chennai Super Kings for approx. Rs. 9.8 Crore in the 2012 IPL auction. Since then Ravindra Jadeja has regularly featured in the CSK line up.
But to his potential and stature. Jadeja is yet to live upto his potential after having played 170 matches in IPL. He has accumulated 1972 runs with an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of 122.08. Ravindra Jadeja yet to register a single 50 plus score for three of the franchise he has played so far. As a lower-order batter, his strike rate is dim low and on odd occasions, he was promoted up the order but his intent and performance did not hinder as he failed to live upto MS Dhoni trust.

As a Bowler, he has taken 108 wickets, with a bowling strike rate of 23.10, an economy rate of 7.57 and bowling average of 29.18. He had taken more than 15 wickets in a season only once, which is slightly poor return given the amount of money Chennai Super kings opt to retain his services for time and time.

Ravindra Jadeja

Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj outstretch his arm, wounded by the Pain, black eye, turned with hardship, he achieved everything he could dream off, he felt a tear swell up in his eyes. He is Man, he is the prime architect in white ball Cricket for India. But his numbers do not live upto his name when it comes to IPL. Yuvraj’s Strike rate in IPL is 129.71 which is lower than his strike rate of 136.38 in T20 internationals. Yuvi looks more secure as compared to pressure of living upto his reputation in franchise league. He never had a break through IPL, scored over 300 times 3 in his career. His best came in 2014 edition of IPL when he scored 376 runs and picked 5 wickets. Return is suspectable when a team pays whooping ₹14 crores in 2014, later next season at ₹16 crores in 2015.

Maybe franchise prefer player brand value.

Yuvraj Singh

Kedar Jadhav.

Attacking Batsman from Maharashtra. A Prolific and Consistent scorer in Domestic and India A matches, Kedar is a vital cog for India national team post-2015 World Cup.

But his record remarkable infact his numbers are below average. Batting Strike rate of 126.49 with an average of 22.95 and four 50s to his name in 79 games. Over 9 seasons, he has scored over 200 only once. And for a franchise who bought whopping INR 7.8 cr, scoring 187 runs for the team in 15 matches across two season is very pretty much an awful return.

Kedar Jadhav

Mohammed Siraj

Touted as Longer format Specialist, During the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy tournament, he was the highest wicket-taker for Hyderabad with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92. Which earn him a Spotlight among franchise. During  2017 Indian Premier League edition he was bought at 2.6crore. Picking 10 wicket for SRH in 6 games but the economy at higher side 9.21. Next season he was bought at  2018 Player Auction for INR 2.20 cr. In 28 games of his IPL career, he has picked 28 wickets in 24 games, with an economy of 9.20 and a bowling strike rate of 19.75. Siraj has performed exceptionally well in the domestic T20 tournament SMAT and his performance for India-A has also been excellent. But the Hyderabadi pacer has turned out to be a total liability in IPL, costing his side a few matches in his short career due to poor bowling in the depth.

Virat Kohli captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore speaks with Mohammed Siraj of the Royal Challengers Bangalore during match twenty four of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018)
Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Stuart Binny

Son of World Cup winning all rounder Roger Binny, he came into limelight in 2013 Edition of IPL. He made his for India in 2014 and represented the national side on 23 international games across the three formats, which was mainly due to lack of depth in the Allrounder department. He has scored over 100 runs in season only once, in 2013 where he contributed in 293 runs for Rajasthan Royals, playing staggering cameos down the order. But since then it has been a downward spiral for him. In 95 matches he has scored 880 runs with a strike rate of 128.84 and average of 19.55. While in bowling department he has been used for just 99 overs in a total of 95 matches he has played, picking 22 wickets with an economy of 7.45 and at an average of 34.45.

Stuart Binny of RR during match 36 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on the 20th April 2019
Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI


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