In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, more than half the matches have been played. This time many millionaire players have disappointed the team with their performance. Kolkata Knight Riders, who have invested big in overseas players, have been hit the most. Here are the top 7 flops.
Australian player Pat Cummins, the most expensive player in the IPL auction, has taken only three wickets in nine matches. His performance has also had an impact on the Kolkata team. Cummins was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore. In nine matches, he has taken just three wickets from an economy of 8.42. However, he did well with the bat scoring 126 runs at a strike rate of 161. He scored a half-century against Mumbai Indians. On the international stage, Cummins, who looked dangerous with white and red balls, has failed to make a mark in the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab has bought Maxwell for auction at Rs 10 crore and 75 lakh. The experienced Maxwell has been unsuccessful both with bat and ball. Kings XI Punjab has to bear the brunt of this. In the current season, Maxwell has scored 90 runs in 10 matches at an average of 15. He has faced 87 balls and has not hit a single six. Apart from this, In bowling, he has managed to take just two wickets.
One of the most experienced bowlers in the history of IPL, Piyush Chawla is having a season to forget this year. The leg spinner was bought for a whopping 6.75 crores this season by CSK. The leggie has scalped only 6 wickets, bedsides going for runs whenever he has bowled. He gave away more than 50 in his second appearance of the season against Rajasthan Royals.
Kedar Jadhav was bought by Chennai Super Kings for over Rs 8 crore in the auction. Till now, Kedar has scored only 62 runs in five innings. He had scored seven runs in 12 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders which was widely criticized.
The left-arm pacer from West Indies was bought by Kings XI Punjab at auction for Rs 8.5 crore. He has taken only four wickets in six matches played in IPL. During this, he gave 8.8 runs per over. After this performance of Cottrell, the Punjab team made him sit on the bench.
Rajasthan Royals hit
Robin Uthappa was with the Kolkata Knight Riders for a long time in the IPL, but was dropped by the team last season. Rajasthan Royals showed immediate interest in Uthappa during the auction and bought him for 3 crores. Talking about IPL, he is an experienced opener but this year he hasn't performed well. Uthappa has been able to score only 128 runs in eight matches at a strike rate of 111.
Jaydev Unadkat, who is also an expensive buy (3 cr) for the Rajasthan Royals, has not performed well for his team. He leaked above 40 runs against CSK and RCB without a wicket. He has only 4 wickets under his name this season.