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IPL 2019: Flop XI of Indian players

These players couldn't step up for the team consistently this season.

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Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings players. (Photo: IANS)

After some thrilling encounters, eye-catching performances and chaotic moments, the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has finally come to an end. The extravaganza signed off on a high note, wherein, an inspiring team-effort from the Mumbai Indians ensured that they defeat of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the final. The tournament was surrounded by lots of buzz and some controversies, which will be remembered for a long time.

It also witnessed a few scintillating performances and saw the emergence of multiple young talents. However, the other side of the coin also tells us that there was a bunch of players who had the name and expectations from them but failed to make a mark in the season. Multiple Indian as well as overseas players couldn’t perform up to the expectations and proved out to be massive disappointments.

The onus across franchises and seasons has been on the Indian players to do well and show the way to their teams. But there were a few recognized Indian performers who couldn’t prove their worth and simply flopped this season.

Here, we take a look into the XI of those Indian players, who turned out to be a big let-down in IPL 2019:

1. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Prithvi Shaw had walked into the 12th edition of IPL as one of the most promising players to watch out for. After a superb debut, the lad was expected to set the league on fire with his ornate batting, in this season as well. However, the conjectures about the newcomer didn’t go well as he wasn’t able to maintain his form this time around. The 19-year old, despite scoring a magnificent knock of 99 runs towards the start of the season failed to make a mark in rest of the games.

The dashing opener scored a total of 353 runs in the 16 games for the Delhi Capitals. Out of the above-mentioned figure, 99 runs came in just one game against the Kolkata Knight Riders. If we keep that aside, Shaw’s aggregate falls down to the minimal amount of 244 runs, which he could register in a total of 15 games.

He got off to starts all through the season playing a few delightful shots to start with but perished soon after. Shaw had a star opening partner at the other end in Shikhar Dhawan and should’ve used that as a cushion to get in and then convert the starts into knocks of substance to aid the team. The Capitals, who made a playoffs appearance after the wait of 6 years, were knocked out of the league in the penultimate encounter of the season as they failed to defend the total against the Chennai Super Kings.

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