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IPL 2022 – 5 of the worst player picks of the current season

The franchises are giving it their best as the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League enters its fourth week. We’ve already seen some thrilling performances from the batters and bowlers. As the competition progresses, viewers will be hoping to see more of these outstanding performances.

We’ve seen some incredible performances, from KL Rahul’s century to Wanindu Hasaranga’s outstanding bowling. Aside from these players, some have failed to live up to their franchises’ expectations and have failed to demonstrate their efficacy in the tournament thus far. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 of the worst player picks of the season so far.

 

Number 1. Rovman Powell (Delhi Capitals)

 

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The Delhi Capitals signed Rovman Powell, a strong all-rounder from the West Indies, in the 2022 mega auction. His hard-hitting abilities and efficient bowling drew the attention of the franchise, earning him a contract worth INR 2.80 crore. However, he has only underwhelmed thus far in the competition.

Powell has failed to live up to his reputation as a hard-hitter, scoring only 31 runs in six matches thus far in the competition. He also failed to impress with the ball in hand, bowling at a 17-run-per-over economy rate.

The Delhi selectors chose him in the hopes of bolstering their middle-order as well as their bowling department. However, he has fallen short in both aspects. Due to his poor performance in the tournament, he is the poorest pick for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022.

 

Number 2. Devon Conway (Chennai Super Kings)

 

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Devon Conway was also drafted into the 2022 IPL by the defending champions Chennai Super Kings for a reasonable fee of INR 1 crore, thanks to his consistent excellence for New Zealand. However, he has not been given an opportunity since the first game of the season against KKR, in which he failed to make an impact.

In the eight balls he has played thus far in the event, he has only scored three runs. Conway has not been given enough opportunities because CSK has a well-balanced top-order with both openers in terrific form. This reduces his chances of receiving another chance to play in the yellow jersey.

He has been an effective opener for the national side but has yet to make an impact in the Indian Premier League.

 

Number 3. Ajinkya Rahane (Kolkata Knight Riders)

 

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Ajinkya Rahane, the former vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders after being released by the Delhi Capitals prior to the 2022 mega auction. Due to his reputation and track record as a competent middle-order batsman, KKR offered him a contract of INR 1 crore. However, he has been a letdown for the Knight Riders so far in the competition.

Rahane has only scored 80 runs in his five innings of play so far. He was added to the Knight Riders roster in the hopes of forming a formidable starting duo. However, he has yet to create an impression in the event, failing to provide assistance to his opening partner Venktaesh Iyer. As a result, the Knight Riders’ batting lineup has yet to put up or chase a big total in the competition.

Rahane had great hopes for the Knight Riders. However, he fell short of expectations. Due to his below-par performance at the top of the order, KKR’s entire batting line-up has struggled, and the team is in trouble, having lost three consecutive matches.

 

Number 4. Matthew Wade (Gujarat Titans)

 

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After his heroics in the T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final, the fiery Matthew Wade was signed by the Gujarat Titans for a staggering INR 2.40 crore. He has shown to be one of the best opening batters any team could hope for. However, he has had a dismal tournament thus far.

Wade has struggled with his form, allowing only 68 runs in five innings. He was called up to the squad in the hopes of bolstering their batting lineup, which, unlike their bowling lineup, is devoid of notable personalities. However, he fell short of his team’s expectations.

Wade has been an important member of the Australian team, scoring numerous critical runs for his country. However, he has yet to make an impact in the current season of the IPL.

 

Number 5. Daniel Sams (Mumbai Indians)

 

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Daniel Sams, a fiery Australian all-rounder, was selected by the Mumbai Indians in the super auction in 2022. 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. However, his performance in the IPL 2022 has been below par.

He’s been unsuccessful with the bat, scoring only seven runs in three games thus far. Sams has also conceded 169 runs at an economy rate of 11.27 in the 15 overs he has bowled so far in the tournament. In the match against KKR, he also bowled the second most expensive over in IPL history.

He has failed to reciprocate the Mumbai Indians’ faith in him. Sams was called in as a replacement for Trent Boult, but he was unable to compensate for the Kiwi pacer’s absence.