IPL 2018: One player from each team who has disappointed the most
The team managements will want these players to hit the purple patch soon.
The 2018 IPL has seen all the teams play at least three rounds of their matches and most of the teams must have figured out their strategies by now.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are sitting at the top of the table with six points followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with four points each.
Mumbai Indians recently opened their account and are in the sixth position ahead of the struggling Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Every team has a player or two who is spearheading their team's attack.
At the same time, there are players who have been disappointing so far and team managements would want them to hit purple patch sooner rather than later. Let us take a look at a player from each team who has been disappointing in the 2018 IPL.
CSK - Ravindra Jadeja
As an ardent supporter of Chennai Super Kings, this is something that has been in the back of my mind for a while. What was the reason behind retaining Ravindra Jadeja instead of R Ashwin ahead of the 2018 IPL auction?
The all-rounder has hardly bowled in the IPL - only three overs in the first three matches combined and with the bat, he has registered scores of 12 off 13, 11* off 7 and 19 off 13. The only thing of note he has done so far with the bat is hitting the match-winning six during the last over bowled by Vinay Kumar against Kolkata Knight Riders.
All this despite the fact that he has been batting ahead of the in-form Dwayne Bravo in the batting order. The team management should address his role at the earliest as his form as an all-rounder has been a worry for the team in the tournament.