Indian Premier League 2020 has completed the halfway stage and the tournament has already witnessed some good individual performances. However, there also have been some big names who have failed to justify their massive price tags and have been disappointing for their respective sides.
In this article, we take a look at the top 5 expensive buys of IPL 2020 who have failed to deliver so far in the tournament after their franchises broke the bank to secure their services.
Pat Cummins: The Australian pacer emerged as the top buy in IPL 2020 auction as he was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for whopping Rs 15.5 crore. However, Cummins has failed to live upto the franchise’s expectations. In his first game of the IPL 2020, the 27-year-old went for 49 runs in three overs against Mumbai Indians and was even thrashed for his dreadful performance by fans.
Overall, Cummins has bowled 156 delivers in IPL 2020 so far and he has managed to bag just two wickets. Pat has been poor with the bat as well, as he has scored mere 73 runs in seven games. His InsideSport Moneyball’s value for money ranking is 117.
Glenn Maxwell: The Australian batsman has been a disappointment for Kings XI Punjab’s management who invested a huge amount (Rs 10.75 crores) to buy him from Delhi Capitals.
Maxwell has been given the role to lead KXIP’s middle-order. However, in the seven matches played, he has scored just 58 runs at a dismal average of 14.50. To add to the woes, he has failed to produce effective results with the ball too. In the 42 balls bowled, Maxi has chipped just one wicket which came in KXIP’s opening game against Delhi Capitals. His value for money rank is 112.
The Rajasthan Royals pacer has not lived up to the price-tag. After his splendid 2017 performance with Rising Pune Supergiants, he was bought by RR for Rs 11.5 cr. However, he has struggled to lead Royals’ bowling attack and is struggling to come out of Jofra Archer’s shadow. In five matches he has managed to take only two wickets for the team so far this season.
Andre Russell: KKR all-rounder Russell has tried various batting positions yet he has failed to deliver the goods with the willow. After playing seven games, the West Indian has scored just 71 runs at a dismal average of 11.83 and has clinched 6 wickets with a strike rate of 14. Interestingly, Russell, who is known for batting prowess, has hit only five sixes in the tournament so far. His salary is Rs 8.5 crores and his value for money rank is 84.
Kedar Jadhav: It’s a pain to watch CSK’s lower order batsman Jadhav bat at the moment. Given his role, the 35-year old has to bat at a high rate from the start, which he has failed to do. His unbeaten seven from 12 balls during the 10-run defeat to Kolkata encapsulates his season so far.
Overall, Jadhav has scored 58 runs in six games at a terrible strike rate of 98.30. Notably, he is yet to hit a six in IPL 2020. Kedar’s salary is Rs 7.8 crores and his value for money rank is 109.