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IPL 2022 – Players who have faded away after a good start to the season

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 includes a total of ten teams and has been running for more than a month. It will conclude in the last week of May. In a long competition like the IPL, it is critical for each player to maintain their fitness and form for an extended period of time. The momentum usually plays a crucial role for both the team and the athlete, and it is one of the most important aspects influencing their performances.

During the current season, a few players started the tournament on a positive note, allowing their respective teams to win crucial moments and gain an advantage in the matches. However, due to the cutthroat competition among the players in the team, several of them have lost their form and spot on the side. In this article, we are going to talk about players who had a great start to the season but faded away as the tournament progressed.

Number 1. Tymal Mills (Mumbai Indians)

 

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Tymal Mills, an English left-arm pacer, has had success in white-ball cricket. In seven appearances during the BBL 2021/22, he took 12 wickets. Soon after, the Mumbai Indians (MI) acquired his services in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

He ended with statistics of 1/26 against the Delhi Capitals in his debut for MI. He subsequently rebounded with a 3/35 effort against the Royals, his best of the season. In the ensuing match against the Knight Riders, he took two wickets while conceding 38 runs. His performances did not help the team win games, but he was praised for his wicket-taking skills.

His following two appearances, however, yielded numbers of 0/37 and 0/54 against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). As a result, he was dropped from the squad and replaced by Australian pacer Riley Meredith.

 

Number 2. Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)

 

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Ishan Kishan, the most expensive player in the IPL 2022 mega auction, has been a significant disappointment this season. His blunders at the top of the order hindered MI from winning the first eight league matches.

Kishan was fantastic in the first game against the Delhi Capitals, scoring 81* off 48 balls and looking at his best with smashes all over the field. He followed that up with a 54-ball knock against the Royals in the next league game. However, he lost his form following this game, owing to changing his intent and batting carefully till the 15th over, and failing to give substantial contributions.

The penultimate inning, in which the southpaw scored 26 runs on 18 balls against the Royals, showed symptoms of a return to form. His start in this game was a big reason why the team got off to a good start in the competition.

 

Number 3. Ayush Badoni (Lucknow Super Giants)

 

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Ayush Badoni, a young man from Delhi, had been rejected for several years. However, with Gambhir taking over as Super Giants’ coach, he purchased him for the IPL 2022 auction despite being aware of his talent.

Badoni scored 54 off 41 balls in Super Giants’ opening match versus Titans, helping the club to a fighting score of 158 on the board. In the following games, he supplied a late flourish to the team with his six-hitting ability, and he won the games for the team.

Unfortunately, he has lost his best form and has not been able to assist the squad in the last few games. His most recent three scores were 4, 14, and 13. He has scored 138 runs and taken one wicket in ten appearances.