IPL 2018 has almost been in the last phase. As the third and fourth position has been in the contention franchises like Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been working hard to book their berth in the playoffs. But, when franchises have been working hard there are some players who have not been supporting their cause. These players’ failure at the crunching time has become their biggest problem.
So, we come up with the worst XI of this week.
The opening pair of this team will feature Ajinkya Rahane and Jason Roy. Both of these RR and DD batsmen made a good start to the tournament but failed to prove their worth for a long run. RR captain cum opening batsman Rahane has been very slow and failed to give a good start to his team. On the other hand, Jason Roy sparked at the early stage of the tournament but failed to justify his selection.
The top order of the worst XI of this week will feature Karun Nair, the KXIP batsman. Nair failed to prove his credentials once again in the shortest format of the cricket. In the past week, he failed to surpass 50 runs mark. His failure weakened the top order of KXIP, as a result, they have bee suffering. Alongside him MI captain Rohit Sharma has been going through a lean patch of his career. His inability to lead MI from the front made them suffer in this season.
The middle order will feature Andre Russell and Ben Stokes. Both of them are talented and are known for their ability to swing the bat for a gusty inning and take wickets with their ability to bowl fast. However, neither Stokes nor Russell managed to play the role for which they are famous. Alongside them, RR got an all-rounder who doesn’t have an ability to take wickets or swing the bat for a quick score. Binny is a burden for RR.
The worst wicket-keeper of this week is Wriddhiman Saha who failed to prove his credentials as a wicket-keeper batsman. His failure to play the role of a wicket-keeper batsman didn’t hurt SRH but he was demoted to the middle order after asking him to open the innings.
This bowling attack features those who failed to justify their skills and talent. The likes of Mitchell Johnson, Ravichandran Ashwin and Tom Curran failed to prove their credentials in the previous week. While captain Ashwin failed to lead his team with an example retired Australian paceman Johnson seemed past his prime. On the other hand, Curran might faile to soak up the pressure in his debut season in IPL.
Worst team of the week
Ajinkya Rahane, Jason Roy, Rohit Sharma (C), Karun Nair, Andre Russell, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran