IPL 2019: Players Who Fell Below The Expectations

Published 05/14/2019, 2:55 PM EDT

Mumbai Indians won their fourth title at the IPL 2019 defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 1 run. The IPL 2019 was one of the most entertaining editions with the season providing a visual treat to the eyes of the fans. The season showcased the teams competing with each other at a very high level. Even in the last week of the league stages, 5 teams were competing for a place in the playoffs.


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While the teams strive to take the best players at the IPL auction. Some players showed their worth and played some top-class cricket while some players disappointed their franchise and failed to perform in the IPL 2019. Here are some of the top players who failed to prove their worth in the 12th edition of IPL.

1.Dinesh Karthik


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The Kolkata Knight Riders captain failed to perform as a batsman as well as a leader. Dinesh Karthik was one of the biggest disappointments of this season. He scored only 2 half-centuries in 14 matches and failed in the other matches. Karthik was also questioned about his captaincy. Even Andre Russell doubted his decision-making skills.

2. Shimron Hetmyer

The next-gen star of West Indies has already shown the world about his capabilities. He has the capability to score big runs very quickly. In 2018, he scored 259 runs in just 5 games. His impressive performance bagged him Rs 4.2 crore bought by RCB.

He was expected to be a game-changer for RCB but the Guyanese failed to impress in the IPL 2019. In the first 4 games that he played, he scored just 15 runs due to which he was benched in the next games. However, Shimron Hetmyer scored a half-century in their last game of the IPL 2019. But it was too late at RCB was already out of the race for the IPL 2019 playoffs.

3. Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav is struggling with a shoulder injury after the league stage ended. But the all-rounder failed to perform in the previous 14 league matches. He scored just 162 runs with an average of 18 runs and a low strike rate of over 95. Kedar Jadhav never got his form in the IPL 2019 and disappointed the CSK fans.

4. Jaydev Unadkat

The left arm fast-baller could have been an asset for the Rajasthan Royals in the death overs. But he couldn’t capitalize on his capabilities. He was bought by RR with a whopping 11.5 crore Rs.in the last auction. But Unadkat could manage to take only 11 wickets in 15 matches.

He was released in the 2019 auction but Rajasthan against showed faith in him and bought him with 8.4 crore Rs. He had a high economy rate of 10.5 runs. Unadkat took only 10 wickets in 11 matches. He has been the biggest disappointment for Rajasthan Royals in the past two seasons.

5. Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram was bought with a hefty price of 6.4 crore Rs in the IPL 2019 auction by the Delhi Capitals. He has been impressive in International cricket scoring over 6000 runs in T20. But the left-hander failed to score runs for DC. He played a promising inning in the first match against MI as he scored 47 runs in 32 balls.

But the left-hander batsman couldn’t carry the momentum in the next matches. He scored a disappointing 171 runs in 10 matches. It would be interesting to see if DC shows faith in him again in the next season of IPL.

6. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav had been in a good form before the start of IPL 2019. KKR bowling lineup looked strong on paper with the coming of Kuldeep Yadav into the squad. The left arm chinaman failed to perform in the whole season. He dismissed only four batsmen in nine matches with a poor bowling average of 71.50 and an economy rate of 8.66 runs per over.

Knight Riders didn’t show faith in the spinner as they didn’t give him another chance after dropping him. The poor form of Kuldeep Yadav also concerns the Indian team as the team gets ready for the ICC World Cup 2019.

7. Andrew Tye

Andrew Tye finished the IPL 2018 as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He showcased some promising performance in the last season. Playing for the Kings XI Punjab, there were high expectations from the fast bowler in the IPL 2019.

Failing to perform in the IPL 2019, Tye took only three wickets in six matches. The stats told of Andrew Tye explained his sad story in the IPL 2019. He had a poor economy rate of 10.59 with a strike rate of 44 and an average of 77.66.

8. Ben Stokes

The poor performance of the  English all-rounder continued in the IPL 2019. He was the costliest player bought by Rajasthan Royals in the last IPL auction. In IPL 2019, Ben Stokes scored only 123 runs in nine matches at an average of 20.50. He leaked runs with the economy rate of 11.22 and taking six wickets. Stokes has failed to perform in the last two seasons of IPL.

9. Carlos Braithwaite

Carlos Braithwaite did not get many chances in the IPL 2019 but he was bought for 5 crore Rs by the Kolkata Knight Riders. He was not selected in the playing XI in the initial matches. But when the KKR batsmen failed to perform, he was brought in by the skipper Dinesh Karthik. The West Indian Batsman couldn’t grab his chance and scored only 11 runs in 2 matches, letting down his team in two important matches.

10. Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu hasn’t had the best of the IPL. He scored only 272 runs in 17 matches. He failed to give the starts to the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. Rayudu had a poor strike rate of 93 as he failed heavily with the bat. Rayudu was also going with a rough patch as he was not selected for the 15-man squad for ICC World Cup 2019.

11. Robin Uthappa


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Robin Uthappa played one of the worst IPL seasons in his career. He could manage to score only 281 runs in the whole season with a very low scoring rate. His slow innings of 40 balls 47 against MI in their last league match was one of the main reasons why KKR did not qualify for the playoffs. He is the senior batsman of the franchise but he let down his team with his poor batting performance.



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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.