IPL 2021 first time in history stopped in between due to COVID-19, though players were in bio-bubble, though the news is coming that this edition would be conducted in September month at UAE. This IPL Edition like previous editions saw unprecedented attention on some of the star players who didn’t perform as per the expectation put on them.

We at CricTrendz have made up a team of 11 players who failed to impact their team performance. Let’s begin shall we –

Top Order:

Manan Vohra (RR)

Though he was having a good performance in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament earlier in this year. He failed to deliver for his team in this IPL. He scored 42 runs from the four matches that he played for Rajasthan Royals eventually loosing his place to younger left arm batsman Yashahvi Jaiswal. But he made his place in this failure XI.

Sunil Narine (KKR)

There was a time when he smacked RCB’s bowlers to help his team score above hundred runs in first six overs in the year 2017, Fast forwarding in 2021 he failed to do the same magic which their franchise would like to see from him. Averaging just 2.5 with the bat he didn’t deliver with a ball either thats making him the perfect opener for this failure XI of this shortened IPL 2021.

Middle Order:

Ishan Kishan (MI)

The last season saw the rise of Ishan Kishan, the dependable batsman – rather than a see ball hit ball kind of player. This edition he found it hard to find his mojo and found himself in precarious situations were he was unable to score runs. He is the wicket-keeper of this team. In the 5 matches he played he scored 73 runs only which was much less than his squad would have expected him to score.

Nicholas Pooran (PBKS)

Pooran made a infamous record this edition of scoring 4 ducks in an edition of this tournament. He found really hard to increase his score from 0 to 1 and failed to score two digit score. In the 7 matches he played , he just scored 28 runs which raised many questions as to why was he not benched for a game or two. With their regular captain out of commission, the onus on those star player was even more which he faltered to deliver.

Eoin Morgan (KKR)

His promotion to captaincy last edition of IPL was among controversy and it had no noticeable change in the way KKR played in that edition. This edition by far has been the same story when this franchise’s campaign or their captain’s form is taken into consideration. He scored 92 runs in 7 matches he played and was able to guide his team to a win in just 2 matches. He is the captain of our team.


Hardik Pandya (MI)

He is known for power hitting, in the last IPL he was one of the trump card in the middle order even more than 15 runs per over scored at the ease. but this time because of his failure Mumbai Indians were struggling to get momentum.He scored just 52 runs from six innings he played in this tournament at a strike rate of 118, for the player like him.this stats doesn’t suits that allows us to include him in this list.

Rahul Tewatia (RR)

His name kind of became synonymous with impossible when he scored those 53 runs against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and winning the match for his team from a seemingly improbable condition. In the 7 matches he played, he was able to get 2 wickets only and scored 86 runs. His team would have liked to have much more contribution from him eyeing the contribution he made to their campaign last year.


Ravichandran Ashwin (DC)

In R Ashwin, Delhi Capitals have made a valuable addition to their ranks through a trade with Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) a season ago. The wily off-spinner has been legendary with his performances – including the recent showings in Australia and against England at home – for the Indian Test team, and was looking to make an impact in IPL 2021 as well. Unfortunately in the 5 matches he played, he scored 7 runs and took a solitary wicket. He left the tournament early to attend to the family needs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)

He has been the lead bowler for Sunrisers and the dip in the performance of the team was the characteristic of his performance too. In the 7 matches he played, he got the better of the batsmen only 3 times and scored 17 runs. Although considered a handy lower-order batsman, he failed to impact the game for the team.

Shardul Thakur (CSK)

In the 7 matches he played he took only 5 wicket and made a solitary run throughout the tournament. His economy also saw an upward graph which is generally not desirable as he went for 10.33 runs per over in IPL 2021.

Jhye Richardson (PBKS)

Aussie bowlers and their obsession with pace is a match made in heaven as young right-arm pacer Jhye Richardson made it to the club, consistently bowling at decent speeds as well as maintaining accuracy at the same time. He was the fourth most expensive player sold in the 2021 IPL auction after the Punjab Kings acquired him for a whopping price of INR 14 cr.  He was unable to justify this 14 cr tag though as he took only 3 wickets in the 3 matches which he played.

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CricTrendz IPL 2021 Failure XI

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