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ICC World T20 2022 – 3 players who disappointed in the IPL 2022, but are in their national squads for the upcoming tournament

There are certain cricketers who, although not always constant in their form, can be tremendously dangerous on their day. Virat Kohli, for example, was going through a hard stretch leading up to the Asia Cup 2022, but the team management supported the former captain, and Kohli ended up as the tournament’s second-best run-scorer.

As a result, support is critical in assisting a player in overcoming adversity. The three players on our list this time had a disappointing IPL 2022 season, but their respective cricket boards supported them and put them in their teams for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

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Number 1. Matthew Wade (Gujarat Titans)

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Despite being a key member of Australia’s T20 World Cup 2021 winning side, Matthew Wade failed to shine in the IPL 2022. Nobody can deny Wade’s talent, but he failed to produce a single match-winning knock for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022.

Wade scored 157 runs in ten IPL 2022 matches, with the best score of 35 against Rajasthan Royals in the first Qualifier. He had a strike rate of 113.77, which is inadequate for a player of Wade’s talent.

Even though he was a highly successful opener for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, he was unable to match that performance in India.

The wicket-keeper batsman bats in Australia’s bottom middle order and has numerous vital hits there, including his recent scorching century against India in the opening T20I at Mohali on Tuesday (September 20). He will be a crucial player for Australia in the T20 World Cup, and fans will hopefully be able to see Wade return to the IPL for the following edition, even after a mediocre 2022 season.

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Number 2. James Neesham (Rajasthan Royals)

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The Kiwi all-rounder has done very well for New Zealand in recent years, but he has not had many chances or performed exceptionally well in the IPL.

Neesham played just two matches and bowled three overs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022. Neesham failed to take up a single wicket for the runner-ups last season with an economy rate of 9.67. He only hit 31 home runs with a strike rate of 114.81.

The batting all-rounder is an important aspect of New Zealand’s T20 World Cup strategy. Despite his dismal performance in the IPL 2022, the club management believes in him and expects him to play a vital part in Australia.

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Number 3. Odean Smith (Punjab Kings)

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Odean Smith of the West Indies was signed by the Punjab Kings for a staggering 6 crores during the IPL auction ahead of the 2022 season. He was expected to give much-needed balance to the side, but he fell short of expectations.

As a consequence, the 25-year-old was pulled from the tournament starting XI. The allrounder appeared in six IPL 2022 matches for Punjab, taking six wickets at an economy rate of 11.87. Smith only hit 51 home runs with a strike rate of 115.91. As a result, he had a really average performance for the organization in both aspects.

Odean Smith will be expected to play a vital part for the West Indies at the T20 World Cup in the absence of Andre Russell. He is a powerful hitter, but consistency has been his most difficult task. For the West Indies to qualify for the competition’s Super 12, Smith must return to his best form and assist the team in overcoming the hurdle.