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5 overseas players who failed to make an impact in IPL 2022

This article enlists five players who failed to make an impact in performances in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League is one of the most competitive T20 leagues in the world. It provides opportunities for Indian and Foreign players to showcase their talent in the game. Since each team can have a maximum of 8 overseas players in a 25-player squad, only the best overseas players usually get a chance to be featured consistently in the Indian Premier League. Most of them make it big and are vital cogs in the teams they play, but not all have a purple patch in the tournaments they play. Here are five overseas players who failed to make an impact in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

1. Aaron Finch (KKR)

The current Australia limited-overs captain, Aaron Finch found no bids in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He was then picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement player for Alex Hales who was ruled out due to bio bubble fatigue. A change in the team would maybe give way for a change in form as Finch traditionally hasn’t been able to make a mark consistently in the Indian Premier League. His career average and strike rate in the IPL is 25,19 and 128.20, both of which are below par not only for a player of his standard but also for any player playing in the IPL. 2022 was also no different as Finch got only 5 games under his belt, in which he could manage to score only 86 runs with an average of only 17.20. Apart from his innings of 58 against Rajasthan Royals, Finch failed to make an impact in IPL 2022.

2. Kieron Pollard (MI)

Kieron Pollard has been one of the mainstays of the Mumbai Indians franchise since his debut in the IPL for them in 2010. He is one of the most feared finishers in the Global T20 circuit and has shown his exploits many a time in the Indian Premier Leggie playing for MI. He was retained by Mi in the 2022 season in hopes of having a solid finisher who could also contribute a couple of over with the ball. Pollard failed to make an impact this season as his number with the bat and ball were ordinary. In the 11 games he played, he managed to score only 144 runs at a below-par strike rate of 107.46, which is his worst performance by strike rate in a season in his IPL career.

3. Kane Williamson (SRH)

A mixed bag of emotions was displayed then Kane Williamson was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad over David Warner. Kane Williamson, being the first retention of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 has failed to deliver in IPL 2022. Having played 13 games, Williamson could only manage 216 runs at a strike rate of 93.51, which Is a cardinal sin in IPL, considering the day and age of T20 cricket. His average of 19.64 was not too good either. Williamson failed to play his role as the team’s main batsman who could anchor the innings and let the other free-flowing ball-striking batsmen like Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, and Aiden Markram play around him.

4. Sam Billings (KKR)

The English Wicketkeeper-batsman, Sam Billings was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders for his base price of 2.0Cr. Billings known to be a good player of both pace and spin and a gun fielder failed to make an impact in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. His numbers were ordinary as he scored 169 runs in 8 games, averaging 24.14. These runs didn’t come in quick succession as his strike rate was also below-par 122.46.

5. Marcus Stoinis(LSG)

The Lucknow Super Giants retained Marcus Stoinis as their second pick for a price tag of 9.2Cr. The swashbuckling All-Rounder has his repute in international cricket as a fearsome batsman and also someone who can contribute with the ball. His 2022 form was a mere shadow of his 2020 performance where he scored 350 runs and picked 13 wickets. In this season, those numbers went down to 156 runs and a paltry 4 wickets. Even though his strike rate was at 147.17, Stoinis failed to convert his starts into big scores and failed to make an impact this season.

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