10 Players Who Failed to Demonstrate Their Value in IPL 2023

10 Players Who Failed to Demonstrate Their Value in IPL 2023 – The IPL 2023 final is scheduled for Sunday (May 28), featuring an exciting clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The grand finale, GT vs CSK, will unfold at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in the final of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023. They clinched a thrilling five-wicket win (DLS method) over Gujarat Titans to secure their historic fifth league title. The Indian Premier League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league in India, is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Expensive Buys of IPL 2023

During the IPL 2023 mini-auction, several players succeeded in securing lucrative contracts. However, not all of them lived up to expectations and failed to perform effectively for their respective teams. Consequently, they were unable to demonstrate their true worth. Let’s now delve into the list of the top 10 most expensive purchases in IPL 2023 and evaluate their performances.

Expensive Buys of IPL 2023

Here are the Top Expensive Purchases in IPL 2023.

Adam Zampa – 1Cr for RR

Rajasthan Royals secured the services of Australian spinner Adam Zampa for Rs. 1 crore. Unfortunately, the right-arm spinner failed to deliver an exceptional performance. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal consistently overshadowed him in the playing XI, limiting his opportunities. Zampa managed to take 8 wickets in 6 matches, with an economy rate of 8.54.

David Wiese – 1Cr for KKR

KKR signed David Wiese for a deal worth Rs. 1 crore. However, the all-rounder’s contribution to the team was limited. He featured in 3 games, scoring 21 runs with the bat. Despite bowling in 3 matches, Wiese failed to take any wickets. Furthermore, he proved to be costly for the team with an economy rate of 12.67. As a result, he was eventually dropped from the playing XI.

Manish Pandey – 2.4Cr for DC

Delhi Capitals secured Manish Pandey with a lucrative contract of 2.4 crores for the IPL 2023 season. However, the right-handed batsman struggled to perform well, continuing his disappointing run in the IPL. Pandey’s batting average remained low at 17.78 as he managed to score only 160 runs in 10 games. His strike rate was also underwhelming, registering at just 109+.

Vivrant Sharma – 2.6Cr for SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad acquired the services of uncapped player Vivrant Sharma for a hefty sum of Rs. 2.6 crores in the 2023 season. However, despite the significant investment, the all-rounder struggled to make a notable impact. While he displayed some potential with the bat, scoring 69 runs in a single game he batted, Sharma was unable to contribute with the ball. Out of the three games he played, he failed to take any wickets in the two matches he bowled.

Mukesh Kumar – 5.5Cr for DC

Delhi Capitals acquired the services of pacer Mukesh Kumar for a substantial amount of Rs. 5.5 crores in the current season. However, the right-arm pacer’s performance fell short of expectations as he managed to secure only 7 wickets in 10 games. Although Kumar delivered impressive spells in a few matches, his overall economy rate of 10.51 proved to be quite high and had a detrimental effect on the team’s bowling attack.

Jason Holder – 5.75Cr for RR

Rajasthan Royals made a significant purchase during the IPL 2023 auction, acquiring Jason Holder for a hefty sum of Rs. 5.75 crore. However, the Caribbean all-rounder failed to replicate his previous season’s success. In 3 innings, Holder could only manage to score a mere 12 runs. Additionally, he secured 4 wickets in 4 matches but bowled at a high economy rate of 9.96.

Mayank Agarwal – 8.25Cr for SRH

SRH secured the services of Mayank Agarwal for a whopping sum of Rs. 8.25 crore. Agarwal, who has previously represented India in Tests, struggled to make a significant impact in the IPL. Throughout 10 games, he accumulated 270 runs at an average of 27.0. Agarwal’s strike rate stood at 128+, and his standout performance came in a single game where he scored a commendable 83 runs, marking his only half-century of the season.

Harry Brook – 13.25Cr for SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a major setback with the underperformance of Harry Brook in IPL 2023. Despite the franchise spending a substantial amount of Rs. 13.25 crore to acquire the debutant in the auction, the right-handed batsman struggled to make significant contributions with the bat.

While Brook showcased promise with a century at the beginning of the tournament, he later struggled to find consistency, accumulating only 190 runs throughout the tournament. Additionally, he faced disappointment with three ducks in separate matches.

Ben Stokes – 16.25Cr for CSK

CSK secured the services of Ben Stokes for a whopping amount of Rs. 16.25 crore in the IPL 2023 auction. Unfortunately, the all-rounder’s contributions were limited due to a knee issue, which rendered him unfit to participate in additional matches after playing only 2 games.

During his limited playing time, Stokes managed to score a mere 15 runs. In the later games, he was replaced by Ajinkya Rahane in the middle order. Despite regaining fitness, the management made the decision to keep him benched.

Sam Curran – 18.25Cr for PBKS

The first player on this list is Sam Curran, who made history as the costliest buy ever in IPL history when Punjab Kings acquired him for a staggering Rs. 18.5 crores in the IPL 2023 auction. Throughout 14 games, the left-handed batsman accumulated 276 runs with an average of 27.60.

However, he managed to score only one fifty during the season. On the bowling front, Curran struggled with a high economy rate of 10.22, picking up 10 wickets in 14 games. Overall, he failed to leave a significant impact on his team in the season.

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