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Kieron Pollard, one of the top all-rounders in the world, has been retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) for a fee of Rs. 6crore. He has been a key member of Mumbai's team in last few seasons, and his ability to win games on his own makes him a valuable asset to the five-time IPL winners. In IPL 2022, however, he failed to live up to his billing. Pollard has only managed 144 runs in 11 appearances so far. He's been unproductive with the bowling as well, taking only one wicket at a rate of 10 runs per over. He was given precedence over Hardik Pandya, as MI decided to keep him in a decision that has failed to pay off.
Virat Kohli, another IPL and Indian cricket legend, is have a worse time of his cricketing career. Kohli began off his season well, scoring 41* against PBKS and 48 against MI, but has struggled since then, getting 3 golden ducks in this season. The top RCB batsman is having a very disappointing IPL season, failing to live up to the lofty expectations he has set for himself over the years. Kohli has only managed to score 216 runs in 12 innings, averaging 18.00. He has been able to get past 50 run mark only once, scoring 58 as a highest score.
Ravindra Jadeja has struggled in the IPL, not only as a new captain but also with the bat and ball. Not only is CSK's all-rounder having a difficult IPL 2022 season, with not only his club wallowing in the ninth position, but he also fails to perform as expected with both bat and ball. Jadeja has only taken 5 wickets this season, with his best bowling stats of 3/39. With the bat, he has only scored 112 runs at a 22.40 average, with a top individual score of 26*.
Ravichandran Ashwin stands among the top names which we’ve seen in the Indian bowling lineup. The star performer of the Indian cricket team has always been exceptional with his wicket-taking abilities where he is known for being an economical bowler that can also hit a great strike rate with his bat. However, so far, Ravichandran Ashwin has failed to present the worth of his Rs.5crore tag, which the Rajasthan Royals have spent on buying him. So far, he has taken only 8 wickets and scored a total of 56 runs in 7 matches.
Last on our list we have the right-arm leg-break bowler, Varun Chakravarthy was retained by KKR for Rs.8 crores. Last year, he had a fantastic season, ensuring that he did not give too many runs despite not picking up any wickets and finishing with an amazing economy rate of 6.58. Chakravarthy's performance against the Delhi Capitals (DC) included a five-wicket haul, securing his spot in India's T20 World Cup team. This season, the 30-year-mysterious old's spell has been lacking. The Kolkata Knight Riders spinner has perhaps had the most difficult spell with the ball as he has only picked up 4 wickets in 8 matches and conceded 247 runs after 28 overs, at a disappointing economy of 8.82.
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