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IPL 2024: Flop XI of the league stage Ft. Hardik Pandya

Published at :May 20, 2024 at 6:53 PM
Modified at :May 20, 2024 at 6:53 PM
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Karan Rawat


There were a number of prominent players who couldn’t perform upto their standards in IPL 2024.

After 70 exciting matches, the top four teams in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 have made their way into the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have booked a place in the next round. After only four matches, we will have the IPL 2024 champions.

The playoffs will begin on Tuesday with Qualifier 1. Meanwhile, the other six teams, including the defending champion Chennai Super Kings and five-time winner Mumbai Indians, were eliminated. This season has seen some cricketers make their presence felt with some extraordinary performances. But there have also been a few high-profile players that have failed miserably. Hence, we will talk here about the Flop XI of the group stage in the IPL 2024.

Flop XI of the Group Stage of the TATA IPL 2024

1. Devdutt Padikkal (Lucknow Super Giants)

Devdutt Padikkal LSG
Devdutt Padikkal. (Image Source: Instagram)

Dedutt Padikkal found a new team for the IPL 2024 season when Lucknow Super Giants traded him in from Rajasthan Royals. Though LSG had a settled opening pair of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock, Padikkal managed to play some games. Unfortunately, he failed terribly. The southpaw played seven games and scored a total of 38 runs at a horrible average of 5.42 and a best of 13.

2. David Warner (Delhi Capitals)

David Warner DC IPL 2024
David Warner. (Image Source: IPL)

David Warner had a pretty good start when he scored 29, 49, and 52 in the first three innings of IPL 2024. But since then, he lost the form. He was also injured and missed some games in the middle of the season. After his 52, he scored 38 runs in the next five innings, making a total of 168 runs in eight innings at an average of 21, which is totally disappointing for a player of his experience and quality.

3. Ajinkya Rahane (Chennai Super Kings)

Ajinkya Rahane CSK Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023
Ajinkya Rahane. (Image Source: IPL)

Ajinkya Rahane had a brilliant 2023 edition for Chennai Super Kings. But he looked out of form in the IPL 2024 and couldn’t give his team aggressive starts at the top. Rahane got starts in a few games, but couldn’t convert them into big innings. He scored 242 runs in 13 matches at an average of 20.16 and a strike rate of 123.46, with a best of 45.

4. Deepak Hooda (Lucknow Super Giants)

Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. (Image Source: IPL)

Deepak Hooda was another LSG batter who failed this season. His poor form put pressure on the other batters. He mostly played as an “Impact Playe,r” who couldn’t make much of an impact, barring a couple of games. Hooda played 11 matches and scored 145 runs at an average of 18.12 and a strike rate of 138.09, with a best of 50.

5. Liam Livingstone (Punjab Kings)

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone. (Image Source: IPL)

Liam Livingstone was one of the core members of Punjab Kings in the IPL 2024. But he couldn’t deliver according to his pedigree as an international match-winner. The English all-rounder also missed a few games due to a niggle. He played 7 matches and scored only 111 runs at 22.20. With the ball as well, he didn’t do much, securing only three wickets.

6. Hardik Pandya (c) (Mumbai Indians)

MI captain Hardik Pandya IPL 2024
Hardik Pandya. (Image Source: BCCI)

Hardik Pandya replaced Rohit Sharma as MI captain, but it didn’t work out well for the five-time champions. They failed badly as a team and finished at bottom of the points table. Hardik had a forgettable season with the bat. The MI captain scored 216 runs at 18, recording a best of 46.

With the ball as well, he was under-whelming, taking 11 wickets at an expensive economy rate of 10.75. Hardik was perhaps the biggest disappointment this season. Hence, he will be the captain of this flop XI.

7. Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bengaluru)

Glenn Maxwell, RCB, IPL 2024
Glenn Maxwell. (Image Source: BCCI)

Glenn Maxwell is one of the biggest names that failed this season. The Australian all-rounder entered the tournament with fine form but couldn’t continue on that touch. Maxwell played nine games and only scored 52 runs at an average of 6.50 and a strike rate of 123.80, with a best of 28. His six wickets with the ball, though, helped RCB in the end. It is to be seen how he turns out in the playoffs for RCB.

8. Jitesh Sharma (wk) (Punjab Kings)


We need a keeper who can bat in the lower order, and Jitesh Sharma is the perfect guy for this team. However, the PBKS keeper had a horrible season with the bat. He scored 187 runs in 12 innings at an average of 17 and a strike rate of 131.69. His best of 32 not-out came in PBKS’ last league game when he was the captain against SRH.

9. Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals)

Anrich Nortje Delhi Capitals
Anrich Nortje. (Image Source: IPL)

Anrich Nortje will be our overseas quick in this team. The South African speedster had a horrific season with the ball for Delhi Capitals. He returned from an injury in the IPL 2024. Nortje played six games for DC this season and took only seven wickets, and his economy rate was 13.36, which is among the worst for a specialist bowler this season.

10. Mohit Sharma (Gujarat Titans)

Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma. (Image Source: IPL)

Mohit Sharma finished the 2023 edition as the second-highest wicket-taker. But in IPL 2024, he couldn’t replicate those performances from last year. The veteran pacer even registered the most expensive spell in the IPL of 0/73 against DC. He played 12 games and took 13 wickets at an economy rate of 10.89.

11. Shardul Thakur (Chennai Super Kings)

Shardul Thakur CSK IPL 2024
Shardul Thakur. (Image Source: CSK)

Shardul Thakur joined his former team CSK for this season. CSK benched him initially because they had a few options. But later, with some injuries to their pacers, Shardul was given chances. However, his performances were dismal. The pacer played nine matches and took only five wickets at an economy rate of 9.75. His best of 2/61 came against RCB in their last group match.

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