Bangalore, May 9: The seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 7) has come to the halfway stage with the 30th match completed last night.
With 30 more games scheduled and final to take place on June 1, we will take a look at the biggest flops (batsmen) in this T20 tournament so far.
Here is the list of Top-5 flops (batsmen)
1. Yuvraj Singh (Royal Challengers Bangalore) - Rs 14 crores
The left-handed all-rounder was the highest buy in this year's players' auction. He was picked by RCB for Rs 14 crores. But Yuvraj is yet to justify his price-tag so far. In 7 matches, he has 141 runs to show, at a strike rate of 108.46. He has one half century, 1 duck, 9 fours and 8 sixes.
In the second half of the tournament, RCB will be banking on Yuvraj to rediscover his old aggressive batting style. It will be good for the batsman himself and the Vijay Mallya-owned franchise.
2. Corey Anderson (Mumbai Indians) - Rs 4.5 crores
New Zealand's Anderson made world headlines when he blasted the fastest ODI century, off 36 balls against West Indies earlier this year. His exploits with the bat just in time before the players' auction, firmly put the spotlight on him. MI paid Rs 4.5 crores for the Kiwi all-rounder at the auction. But just like Yuvraj, Anderson too has disappointed. In 7 innings, Anderson has scored 114 at a strike rate of 104.58 with 10 fours and 4 sixes. However, Anderson, the fielder has been a big hit.
3. Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders) - Rs 3.25 crores
Every new IPL season, there is a lot of hope pinned on Yusuf. His fans expect him to smash the bowlers. But he continues to waste his talent. A big hitter in domestic cricket, Yusuf has not quite translated the same into IPL cricket barring few knocks. In the current season, he has just 59 runs from 6 innings. Due to poor form, he was dropped for one game.
4. Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders) - Retained
KKR captain Gambhir started IPL 7 on a disastrous note. His first three innings with the bat produced no runs. But, after that, he slowly began to find his form. However, by his standards, the left-hander is yet to make a big impact. In 8 matches hes 175 runs at a strike rate of 110.75. He has collected three ducks.
5. Michael Hussey (Mumbai Indians) Rs 5 crores
The veteran Australian left-hander Hussey had a lot of success with Chennai Super Kings in the last six years. This time, he has a new team in Mumbai Indians. But the same amount of success is missing for him. After four failures this season, MI dropped him from the Playing XI. He scored just 30 runs in four innings.