The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded on 29 May with Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) lifting the coveted title. Gujarat beat Rajasthan by seven wickets in the final to emerge as the champions in their debut season itself. Captain Hardik Pandya stole the show with his all-round performance. Meanwhile, RR’s Jos Buttler swept many awards at the presentation ceremony for his prolific run this season.
The RR opener scored a massive 863 runs in 17 matches in IPL 2022. He also scored the most number of 4s (83) and 6s (45). While Buttler completely dominated the run charts, it was his teammate Yuzvendra Chahal who won the Purple Cap with the most wickets this season (27).
This 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was filled with some breathtaking cricketing action. There were some outrageous shots played, some mind-bobbling catches taken, and some dominating innings played. But there were also some disappointing performances from a few big names. So, here we look at eleven such players who failed to make a mark this season and form a Flop XI.
1. Rohit Sharma
Captaining the Mumbai Indians’ side, Rohit Sharma failed to impress in both departments, captaincy and batting. While his team finished at the bottom of the points table with ten losses in fourteen league games, Sharma himself averaged under 20. The Indian skipper could not capitalize on the starts he got and could aggregate only 268 runs in 14 matches. Rohit could also not score a half-century in IPL 2022.
2. Ishan Kishan
Bought for a whopping 15.25 Crores, Ishan Kishan was expected to win games for Mumbai in IPL 2022. But a complete opposite performance came out from Kishan this season. Known for his big hits and aggressive batting style, Kishan played with a considerably low strike rate. Although he scored over 400 runs (418) and average over 30 (32.15), his strike rate was 120.11 in IPL 2022.