The Indian premier league (IPL), 2018 has witnessed some of the outstanding performances by the players till date starting from Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers to Virat Kohli but some of the hard earned 10 plus crore players couldn’t make up to the expectations and has failed miserably.
The biggest set back is experienced by the Rajasthan Royals franchise whose two biggest shot of 10 plus crore players including England star Ben Stokes and medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat have failed to give back in return.
Rajasthan Royals franchise earned 12.5 crore worth of England all-rounder Ben Stokes who has been part of all the seven matches played so far but Ben scored a total of 147 runs with a strike rate of 123.52 including nine fours and five sixes only.
However, going on the balling side, Ben stokes has fared even worse with just one wicket on his name and poor economy rate of 9.88. The team is hoping for the comeback of Ben like in the previous season of IPL where he had scored 316 runs with 12 wickets in hand.
Another flop for the Rajasthan team is the 11.5 crore earned Jaydev Unadkat who has played all the seven matches so far. The left-arm medium pacer could only have managed to take four wickets at a high economy rate of 10.18.
The 26-year-old Jaydev had a spectacular 2017, playing for Rising Pune when he took away 24 wickets with a best of 5/30 and stand at the third highest wicket-taker over all in the tournament. While going smooth ahead in the ongoing tournament, Unadkat have to change his slower deliveries in the death overs.
Along with the loss of Rajasthan Royals, one more team is paying for their highest bid player, Manish Pandey who has a worth of 11 crores in the 11th season of IPL. The talented right hander Sun Risers Hyderabad player has scored a total of 158 runs including two knocks of 54 and 57 not outs and just leaves 46 runs for the rest matches.
Although Manish Pandey was a replacement of David warner in the tournament but the right-hander has to break the comfort zone and prove himself .