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IPL 2022 – 3 Overseas players who have not delivered on their hefty price tag

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 has already exceeded expectations. We’ve already seen some spectacular performances just a few days into the tournament. There has been no shortage of excitement, from Rahul Tewatia’s last-over heroics to Pat Cummins’ undefeated 56-run blitz in only 15 balls.

While certain cricketers have stood out, many more have yet to take the tournament by storm. Many foreign cricketers who arrived in India with high hopes have disappointed. They’ve struggled to justify their exorbitant price tag. In this article, we will talk about 3 overseas players who have not delivered on their hefty price tag.

 

Number 1. Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) – 6 Crores

 

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Kieron Pollard, one of the top all-rounders in the game, has been retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) for a hefty fee of INR 6 crore. Over the previous few years, he has been an essential member of the Mumbai squad. His ability to win games on his own makes him a valuable addition to the five-time IPL champs.

In IPL 2022, however, he has failed to live up to his moniker. Pollard has only scored 57 runs in his first five outings. He’s also been unproductive with the ball, taking only one wicket and averaging 10 runs per over. He was given preference over Hardik Pandya, a decision that has yet to pay benefits.

Pollard’s performances in the 15th edition of the league have summed up the Mumbai Indians’ run in the competition. They have lost all five of their matches in the competition and are currently ranked last in the IPL 2022 points standings. Mumbai’s management will be hoping Pollard fires on all cylinders as they attempt to reclaim first place in the race.

 

Number 2. Moeen Ali (Chennai Super Kings) – 8 Crores

 

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Moeen Ali, the hard-hitting English all-rounder, has been hired by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for a hefty INR 8 crore. He was retained following his outstanding performance for the reigning champions in the previous season. He contributed significantly to his team’s victory in the IPL 2021, scoring 357 runs and taking six wickets.

Moeen, on the other hand, has failed to put on a show in this episode. The seasoned all-rounder has only managed 86 runs at an average of 21.50 in four appearances. In addition, he has not taken a wicket in the six overs he has bowled in the four games. Moeen Ali’s poor performance in IPL 2022 has had a significant impact on the franchise, which has had the worst start in IPL history, losing the first four games.

Moeen Ali was picked over South African veteran Faf du Plessis, who has been a key member of the CSK in recent seasons. The opener scored 633 runs and helped Chennai win their fourth IPL title. Moeen will be hoping to make progress and reward the franchise’s faith in him.

 

Number 3. Daniel Sams (Mumbai Indians) – 2.6 Crores

 

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The 29-year-old Australian all-rounder is famed for his aggressive new-ball stints. His outstanding achievements in the Big Bash League (BBL) landed him a contract with the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the princely sum of INR 2.60 crore. His performance in the IPL 2022, on the other hand, has been a fiasco thus far.

He set an unfavourable record for himself during the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He bowled the second most expensive over in IPL history, giving up 35 runs in an over to compatriot Pat Cummins. Sams was finally dropped from the starting XI for the next two games.

He didn’t live up to his name or his high price tag. Sams has only taken one wicket in three appearances, with an economy rate of 12.64 runs per over. The Australian cricketer has only scored seven runs with the bat. He’ll be seeking for an opportunity to impress the Mumbai Indians and other teams.