IPL 2022 Flop XI: The 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is done and dusted now. The tournament ended on last Sunday with the final between debutants Gujarat Titans and inaugural winners Rajasthan Royals.
The Titans thrashed the Royals by 7 wickets to be crowned champions. IPL 2022 witnessed some stunning performances throughout. Jos Buttler became just the third batsman after Virat Kohli and David Warner to score more than 800 runs in a season. He also became only the second player to score 4 centuries in a single season.
Most of the big names performed as per their reputation. Several uncapped and young faces also impressed with their performances in the just-concluded tournament.
At the same time, there were several big name players who completely failed to justify their reputation as well as their price tags. With the tournament now done and dusted, we are taking a look at such players who failed to deliver despite their huge price tags. The franchises spent more than Rs 110 crores on these 11 players only to see them perform poorly in IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Flop XI: Players Who Were Bought For More Than Rs 110 Crore But Failed To Deliver
Openers: Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson:
Two of the biggest names in world cricket – Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson will be the openers of the team. Both the players had disastrous campaigns in IPL 2022 as they failed to guide their respective teams to the playoffs.
They not only failed to deliver as captain but also had miserable outings as batsmen. For the first time in his long IPL career, Rohit could not hit a single fifty in a season. The right-handed batsman, who was retained for Rs 16 crore, got several good starts but just could not convert them.
Eventually, he finished the season with a modest total of 268 runs from 14 games while maintaining a poor strike rate of only 120. The effect of his poor batting was clear on his team as they failed to get going too. Mumbai Indians finished the campaign at the bottom of the points table after winning just 4 of their 14 league games.
Williamson, who was retained by his team for Rs 14 crore, looked completely out of touch in the tournament. Nothing describes his struggle better than the fact that he finished the tournament with a strike rate of less than 94.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper managed to score only 216 runs from 13 games at an average of 19.64 and a strike rate of 93.50. As far as SRH are concerned, they finished at the eighth spot.