Mumbai: With the end of the Indian Premier League 2019, the Indian cricket team turns its attention to the World Cup, the mega event that begins on May 30. It’s time for us to start seeing the 15 players that appear in the IPL and analyze how they did in the men’s t20 league.
The analysis is important to justify the selection of the 15-member team to determine if the players are ready to participate in the World Cup.
1) Rohit Sharma: Although the captain of the Indians of Mumbai claimed the fourth title but, as a hitter, the IM captain did not have a decent tournament. Rohit only managed to score two 50 years and that also in the second half of the tournament. The vice captain of India scored 405 runs at an average of 28.92. This performance is below par compared to the number of matches he has played.
2.) Shikhar Dhawan: Despite starting slowly, the first game of Delhi Capitals changed his luck for him and his team after registering 521 races with an average of 34.73.
Dhawan reached form at the most crucial point of the IPL, that is, during the second half of the cricket league. The 521 runs he did including 64 fours is the highest number of limits that has been scored by any batter in this edition of IPL.
3.) KL Rahul: Despite not having support at the other end, KL Rahul only carried his team on his shoulders. In 14 games, it accumulated 593 races. Those 593 careers include six 50’s and one century.
4.) Virat Kohli: for Kohli, this edition of IPL was again forgettable. Kohli managed to mark a century. Although Kohli went on strike, it was too late to impact the tournament. His scored 464 runs in 14 innings.
5.) Mahendra Singh Dhoni: If we are about to give Chennai Super Kings credit for reaching the play-offs, we would give credit to their strong leader, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni only racked up 416 runs in his 12 games with an impeccable average of 83.20. On the other hand, in the field, he had five stumps and 11 catches.
6.) Kedar Jadhav: Besides Kohli, Kedar Jadhav would be another person who did not have a great season. In his 14 games, Kedar scored just 162 runs, but unfortunately he suffered a shoulder injury while running against Kings XI Punjab, knocking him out of the remaining edition.
7.) Dinesh Karthik: The Kolkata Knight Riders skipper had a bleak season at this year’s IPL, as he racked up just 253 runs after 14 innings, and those 14 innings were only two fifties. Despite his lackluster performance, Karthik was fortunate to be selected in the World Cup due to his experience.
8.) Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya desperately wanted to shut up his critics, especially after he made misogynistic comments on Koffee’s show with Karan. The ruling body of Indian cricket, BCCI, suspended Pandya and K L Rahul for almost two weeks.
And as soon as the suspension was lifted, Hardik raised his game. Pandya really wanted to go as soon as the Indian Premier League started, and that was imminent, as he threw 402 runs with an attack rate of 191.42. Along with that, he climbed 14 windows when his team needed it the most.
9.) Vijay Shankar: The inclusion of Vijay Shankar in the team ahead of Rishabh Pant had made eyebrows. However, for him, the IPL season was not as planned, as he only scored 244 runs in 14 games, along with a few capos.
10.) Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja’s IPL can be qualified as average. With the bat, the southpaw did not have much impact, but with the ball, he took 15 windows of his 16 games at an economic rate of 6.35.
11.) Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep Yadav, the Chinaman (who turns slowly with his left hand), was desperate to erase the memory of being beaten by Moeen Ali throughout the park. But Yadav did not have much impact.
12.) Yuzvendra Chahal: Compared to his spin mate Kuldeep, Chahal made a good impact by catching 18 windows of the 14 games he played, and that too with an average of 21.44.
13.) Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Indian Pole, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also did not have much impact in his 15 games. He climbed only 13 windows at an economic rate of 8, and that is not the kind of performance expected of him.
14.) Mohammed Shami: Just as K L Rahul was left with no partners, Shami ripped off the windows while on the side his partner escaped. Shami went to look for 19 windows in his 14 games, and gave his best when his team needed him the most.
15.) Jasprit Bumrah: experts have already started calling him the best bowler in the world, and they have rightly said so. Jasprit picked up 19 windows with an incredible economy rate of 6.63, and climbed those windows in 16 games.