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IPL 2022 – 5 WORST performing players from the seventh week of the tournament

The IPL 2022 action continues as the league enters its most vital stage. After seven weeks, only the Gujarat Titans have secured a playoff berth and have all but assured themselves a top-two finish. As the league approaches its last week, up to seven franchises are in contention for a spot in the knockout stage.

The tournament’s dead-end is when the elite players are anticipated to stand up and start performing for their respective teams. The suffering, though, has continued for a few key players, who have continued to provide dismal performances. Call it luck or bad luck, but nothing seems to be going their way right now.

In this article, we are going to talk about the 5 WORST performing players from the seventh week of the tournament.

Number 1. Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians

 

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This season, Rohit Sharma appears to have no light at the end of the tunnel, as he has failed to deliver any impactful performance in IPL 2022. He scored just 20 runs in two matches this week for the Mumbai Indians, who had a mixed week with one win and one loss.

Rohit enjoys scoring against the Kolkata Knight Riders, but he was dismissed for only two runs. Rohit got off to a good start against the Chennai Super Kings, scoring 18 runs off 14 balls. That did not last long, as he was overtaken by MS Dhoni.

With only two matches remaining, Rohit Sharma would be anxious to get back into the running. He has yet to score a half-century this season, as he has been fired frequently in his twenties.

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Number 2. Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore

 

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This season has been a nightmare for Virat Kohli. Nothing seems to be going right for the Bangalore hitter as the IPL 2022 season enters its seventh week. Kohli was removed for a golden duck against Sunrisers Hyderabad after being duped by Jagadeesha Suchith early on.

Kohli looked like his former self as he got off to a flying start against Punjab Kings. The former Indian captain hit 20 runs off 14 balls, including two boundaries and a maximum. The intensity with which he stepped out to bat was certainly encouraging, and he appeared to be on his way to a big score.

However, as has been the case all season, he was unable to turn his start into a big inning as Kagiso Rabada outplayed the Indian hitter. The 33-year-old batter walked away in surprise following his expulsion, indicating that luck played a role.

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Number 3. Ambati Rayudu – Chennai Super Kings

 

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Ambati Rayudu is an IPL veteran, having played for the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings since 2010. In week seven, the Chennai batter managed only 15 runs. He scored five runs off six balls against the Delhi Capitals, but just 10 runs against the Mumbai Indians.

Given the circumstances of the game, Rayudu was anticipated to start hitting big right away against Delhi. As a result, he cannot be held entirely responsible for the knock. A batting collapse against the Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, provided Rayudu plenty of opportunity to build on his innings and guide his team to a decent total. However, he was unable to do so.

Furthermore, Rayudu’s dismissal against his previous team was perplexing, as he appeared to be in two minds before edging the ball to Ishan Kishan, behind the stumps.

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Number 4. Trent Boult – Rajasthan Royals

 

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Trent Boult has had a difficult IPL season this year, as he has frequently been put to the cleaners. The Kiwi pacer gave up 36 runs in four overs against the Punjab Kings without taking a wicket. He did toss a maiden over before giving up 18 runs in one of his overs.

It was a much better effort against the Delhi Capitals, where he allowed 32 runs in four overs while dismissing Srikar Bharat in the first over. The Kiwi left-arm pacer, on the other hand, failed to worry the likes of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh in what turned out to be a relatively comfortable chase for the Capitals.

Trent Boult had a strong start to the IPL, but his form has dipped as the competition progressed. Given that Rajasthan has yet to qualify for the playoffs, he will try to get back to his best.

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Number 5. Rovman Powell – Delhi Capitals

 

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In recent weeks, Rovman Powell has been one of the Delhi Capitals’ most consistent performances. However, he did not make much of an impact throughout this week of the tournament. The West Indian was dismissed for three runs off nine deliveries against Chennai Super Kings, as Delhi lost by 91 runs.

Powell was not required to bat against the Rajasthan Royals, thus the top order got the job done. His selection is perhaps arguable given that he has only played one inning, but at this level of the competition, one must seize any opportunity presented to a player.

The Delhi Capitals are in a precarious position right now, and they must win both of their remaining games to have a chance of making the playoffs. Powell will almost definitely be needed in the following games.