New Delhi. IPL 2021 is considered important for the preparation of the T20 World Cup. 58 out of 60 matches of T20 league are over. That is, the tournament is nearing its end. 10 players of the 15-man team selected for the World Cup (T20 World Cup 2021) have been out of the league. If the performance of 6 of these players was worse than the previous season, then only 4 can be considered good. Captain Virat Kohli also could not perform as expected. However, Rohit Sharma has been able to perform well since last year. The matches of the World Cup are starting from October 17. Let’s know about the performance of these players.
First thing about captain Virat Kohli. Kohli was the captain of RCB. The team lost to KKR in the match of Eliminator. Kohli scored 405 runs in 15 matches of the current season at an average of 29. The strike rate was 119. He scored 3 half-centuries. Talking about 2020, Kohli scored 466 runs in 15 matches at an average of 42. Had scored 3 half-centuries and the strike rate was 121. On the other hand, if we talk about Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, he scored 381 runs in 13 matches at an average of 29. Scored a fifty. In the last season, he scored 332 runs in 12 matches at an average of 28. That is, Rohit’s performance has improved. But their performance still cannot be considered satisfactory.
These 6 players failed in the current season of IPL.
Continuity in KL Rahul’s performance
There has been consistency in the performance of Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul. He has scored 626 runs in 13 matches of the current season at an average of 63. Has scored 6 fifties. During this his strike rate has been 139. He is still on top in terms of scoring the most runs. That is, his performance has been excellent. He scored 670 runs in the last season. Talking about another Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav, he failed miserably in the current season. He could score only 317 runs in 14 matches at an average of 23. Scored 2 fifties. In the last season, he scored 480 runs at an average of 40 and also scored 4 half-centuries.
Hardik and Ishaan Kishan also failed
Team India’s main player Hardik Pandya has still not fully recovered from the injury. He did not bowl in the current IPL season. He could not even do wonders with the bat. He scored 127 runs in 12 matches at an average of 14. Strike rate was 113K. Played the biggest innings of 40 not out. In 2020, he scored 281 runs in 14 matches at an average of 35. The strike rate was 179 and he also scored a half-century. Talking about Ishan Kishan, he scored 241 runs in 10 matches at an average of 27. Scored 2 half-centuries and the strike rate was 134. In the last season, Ishaan scored 516 runs in 14 matches at an average of 57. Had scored 4 half-centuries. The strike rate was 146.
Chahar-Bhubaneswar’s performance raised concern
Mumbai leg-spinner Rahul Chahar could only take 13 wickets in 11 matches. He got 15 wickets in the last season. At the same time, playing for Hyderabad, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar could take only 6 wickets in 11 matches this time. Economy remained around 8. He played only 4 matches in the last season. Talking about 2019, he got 13 wickets in 15 matches. The performance of this fast bowler has raised concerns, as he gives success to the team with the new ball. But in the current IPL season, he could not do anything like this.
Bumrah and Shami’s rhythm remains intact
Fast bowler Mohammad Shami, playing for Punjab Kings, performed brilliantly. He took 19 wickets in 14 matches of the current season. The average was 21 while the economy stood at 7.50. He got 20 wickets in the last season. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah, the main fast bowler playing for Mumbai Indians, proved himself by taking 21 wickets in 14 matches. The average was 20 and the economy was 7.45. He got 27 wickets in the last season. That is, before the T20 World Cup, both these fast bowlers are in good form.