The ongoing IPL 10 season is witnessing something really strange in terms of batting performances.
Several top names have failed to get going and currently possess pretty bad numbers according to their standards. What strikes the mind is that these batsmen have typically been the powerhouses of this format and are capable of tearing apart bowling attacks.
We’re almost through the halfway stage of the league stages but, unfortunately, fans are yet to see any fireworks and meaningful knocks coming off their bats.
A glance at the number tells the story that would leave most of the viewers stunned. At present, the batsman with the lowest strike among players who have faced a minimum of 70 deliveries is MS Dhoni!
The players following him on the list are surprising too, as equally established six-hitters like David Miller, Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina have fallen in the ‘poor hitter’s’ bracket this season.
Dhoni, the former Rising Pune Supergiant skipper, seems to have slipped into a dull phase which has made him look completely off colours. He currently maintains a strike rate of just 87.14 after five matches with only 61 runs at an average of around 15 runs.