3 IPL 2021 first phase flops, who can make a comeback in UAE.
Vivo IPL 2021: The first phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was scheduled in India, but the officials were later forced to shift the tournament to the UAE. The growing danger of the covid-19 in the country made the work a little bit more puzzled for the organisers who wanted to schedule the entire tournament in India.
The fans engagement in the league has been restricted due to the challenges posed by the dreaded pandemic. For the last two years, the IPL is being played behind closed doors.
Despite having no involvement of the fans, the first phase of the IPL 2021 was a massive hit. The cricketers were able to put up a competitive and exciting show for the fans in the first few matches held in India. Several players broke the shackles and played a good brand of cricket in the matches.
However, a few of them had a drastic outing in the season. Their stature in world cricket didn’t advocate for their performances and had a forgetful outing. No doubt, they will be raring to go and smack in the upcoming second half of the IPL 2021 to turn the tables upside down.
The article down below will discuss 3 IPL 2021 flop players who can make a brilliant comeback in the forthcoming second leg of the fourteenth edition of the IPL in the UAE.
3 IPL 2021 first phase flops, who can make a comeback in UAE:
Hardik Pandya is a household name in the cricketing world. The cricketer has managed to turn the limelight towards him following his innate abilities in the IPL and in international cricket. He has helped his teams, Mumbai Indians and India, to win the matches from stiff situations owing to his sensational hitting.
The swashbuckling all-rounder was recently hit by a pale patch in his cricketing career. Pandya, lately, has been in and out of the squad due to his injury concerns which daunt him till date. In the first seven matches of the IPL 2021, Hardik was able to score a mere 52 runs at an average of 8.66.
The five-time champions, Mumbai Indians, would want their star power hitter to return back to form and make valuable contributions in the upcoming UAE leg of IPL 2021. Hardik himself will be raring to make a comeback.
Bowling all-rounder, Shardul Thakur was one of the main men behind India’s triumph against Australia in tests, earlier this year. He is also proving his worth in the ongoing match against England at the Oval. The all-rounder has, till now, picked two wickets (Rory Burns and Joe Root) in the fourth innings and has plundered two consecutive half-centuries in the Oval test match against England.
The cricketer has paved a way for himself in every format he played. He is brilliant with the ball and digs in swing from the surface and has a knack of whacking bowlers for runs at the back end of the innings.
Thakur had a forgetful first half of the IPL 2021 with Chennai Super Kings. The all-rounder could only scalp mere five wickets in seven matches and was expensive while his contributions with the bat were extremely poor.
The second leg could turn out to be an unforgettable outing, in a good sense, for the bowling all-rounder. He is in a form in the recent Test series with both bat and ball and will aim to continue his golden run in the IPL and further series.
The young Indian batsman Shubman Gill faced heat from the KKR fans after he became a flop in the first phase of the IPL 2021. The cricketer looked out of touch and struggled to score runs. Gill scored 132 runs for KKR in seven matches at a strike rate of 117.85.
Gill ringed the bells of his brilliance in 2018 for KKR and since then he has been their most valuable cricketer. He plundered 440 runs in the last IPL season which was held in the UAE. The cricketer had sweet memories from his last IPL outing in UAE and would love to make some good contributions to the team this time as well.
KKR lacked in all the departments in the first half of IPL. None of their players played consistent cricket and lost control of crunch matches in a matter of few delivers. They lost a few very close encounters due to which KKR could only win two matches out of seven and are placed in penultimate position in the points table.