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5 worst picks of IPL 2024

5 worst picks of IPL 2024

Franchises aim to select the top players for their team, but sometimes their costly acquisitions underperform.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is nearing its conclusion, with three teams securing their berths in the playoffs and just one spot remaining. The season commenced with a grand auction, during which Mitchell Starc was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the highest bid in IPL history. Franchises diligently constructed their squads in an attempt to assemble the strongest team for the seventh season. As IPL 2024 draws to a close, we have analyzed the performance of sold players and identified the five worst picks of the season.

Worst IPL 2024 picks

PlayerTeamPrice
Shardul ThakurCSK Rs 4.00 crore
Umesh YadavGTRs 5.8 crore
Shahrukh KhanGTRs 7.4 crore
Cameron GreenRCB Rs 17.5 crore
Yash DayalRCBRs 5 crore

Shardul Thakur

When Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought Shardul Thakur for 4 crores, all were hopeful that the all-rounder would flourish under the leadership of MS Dhoni. But, unfortunately, his performance deteriorated in this season. In eight games, he has picked only three wickets and with the bat, he has scored just 20 runs. 

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Umesh Yadav

The IPL 2024 was crucial for Umesh Yadav to regain his form. The Indian pacer improved upon his previous season’s performance, where he had taken only one wicket. However, despite being purchased for a hefty price of 5.8 crore by the Gujarat Titans, he failed to make a significant impact, managing to take only eight wickets in seven matches.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan was one of the most expensive Indian buys in the IPL 2024 Auction, raising high expectations for the season. However, he managed to score just 127 runs in seven matches for the Gujarat Titans, averaging 18.14.

Cameron Green

Cameron Green was an anticipated trade by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 17.5 crore. In IPL 2023, he proved to be a valuable asset for MI, amassing 452 runs with an impressive average of 50. However, for RCB, he failed to make a significant impact with either bat or ball. This season, he scored 190 runs with a disappointing average of 27.14 and claimed eight wickets.

Yash Dayal

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) invested heavily in bolstering their bowling lineup for IPL 2024, acquiring top bowlers like Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Cameron Green, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, and Yash Dayal. However, signing Dayal for INR 5 Cr raised eyebrows due to his poor performance and injury struggles in IPL 2023.

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