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IPL 2022 Flop Players List: Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson among big names who failed to perform

While there were a few who shone in their respective franchise colours, some big names in the cash-rich league failed to perform in this edition of the tournament.

Dev Tyagi Author

Updated - 23 May 2022 11:27 am

While there were several hit makers this time around in the IPL, such as the likes of Buttler, Tewatia, KL, Tilak Varma, “Killer Miller,” Samson and Umran Malik who, time and again, put forth entertaining and inspiring performances, there was also a herd of failures that didn’t impress anyone whatsoever.

But that among the uninspiring lot of the IPL 2022 were big names especially when you consider the international arena, was something surprising.

Though, what was bitterly disappointing was that some who utterly failed to impress in this ongoing season, happened to be captains of their respective franchises!

So which names simply flopped in the 2022 IPL?

1. Kieron Pollard

2022 performance: 11 matches, 144 runs, highest score 25, average 14, took 4 wickets at nearly 9 an over

It might sound a tad bit rude to say but this time around, Kieron Pollard was a giant failure in the IPL, the magnitude of his incapability nearly matching the giant physicality he owns.

In making nothing substantial to note with the bat, the woes exacerbated by the inability to come to terms with spin, Pollard’s staple diet in the IPL 2022 was his consumption of too many dot balls.

It did nothing to help his already struggling team’s performance.

Furthermore, when in an earlier game against the RR, his West Indies teammate Shimron Hetmyer plonked him for 26 in an over, Pollard’s insignificance was further exposed.

You could only sit and wonder- and rather cluelessly so- as to what may have the thoughts been of a man who became the first in the world to play 500 T20’s?

For someone who has gone on to score 3400 plus runs in the IPL- one can only hope that Polly, as he’s called, comes back stronger the next season. But there again – will he be picked to play again?

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