Cricket has always been in the hearts of Indians. Sometimes few people often get confused about the national game to be cricket rather than hockey. The Indian Premier League has added up to the spike of adrenaline in the cricket fans. So today we are going to let you know some really amazing facts about the IPL.
We have prepared a list of Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL History, so here are the Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL History.
Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL History
10. Albie Morkel
The South African player was one of the first choices of the Chennai Super Kings. The team captain MS Dhoni laid a huge trust on Morkel since the first season of the IPL. Albie Morkel was an all-rounder but failed to impress the team for long, between the span of 2011- 2013 Morkel scored only 280 runs which was considered very low than expected performance. Gradually, his performance went down which was a sign that he no longer had the same flexibility a cricketer requires. So last year Albei Morkel retired from all forms of cricket.
Albie Morkel is at number 10 in the list of Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL History.
Benjamin William Hilfenhaus is also known as Ben Hilfenhaus is an Australian cricketer. As like Albei Morkel, he was also a part of the Chennai Super Kings squad till 2012. His earlier performances were quite impressive and he nailed the seasons by taking 14 wickets in around 9 matches. Noticing his performance MSD retained him for a few more seasons but he started getting into the worst phase of his career from the 2014 season.
Ben Hilfenhaus is at number 9 in the list of Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL History.
8. Axar Patel
Axar Patel has been known for his bowling skills across formats. But he is also the prime example of how a Captain’s insufficiency can blow a player’s IPL career. Patel has been a part of the IPL almost since the beginning but 2018 was the year when he started slipping from his earlier performances. When Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings returned to the Indian Premier League after the ban, BCCI claimed to have a mega auction. During the same time, Kings XI Punjab retained Patel but wasn’t able to manage him for long and failed both as a team and management. Axar failed to impress his fans as he managed to score only 80 runs in the seasons and also had just 3 wickets in his credit out of the 9 matches.
Axar Patel is at number 8 in the list of Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL.
Indian Premier League is a T20 format game where the scope of slow performance is not appreciated because of the same reason Ajinkya Rahane couldn’t cope with the format and inspite of being a decent player failed to impress the team because of his slow strikes. Rajasthan Royals had trusted Rahane for the longest time and retained him for almost 13 matches in 2014 but he failed to spread his magic in the IPL.
Ajinkya Rahane is in 7th place in the list of Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL.
6. Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda is from the Baroda cricket team and stepped into the IPL by playing for the Rajasthan Royals but later shifted to the Sunrisers Hyderabad which made him rise to the fame. Hooda also proved to be lucky for the Sunrisers as Hyderabad went on to win the Indian Premier League in the same year when Deepak joined the team. But his charm couldn’t stay for long and between 2017-2018 he scored just 78 and 82 runs in the respective seasons. Deepak Hooda was also considered to be an occasional bowler but failed as a bowler as well.
Deepak Hooda is at number 6 in the list of Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL.
5. Jayant Yadav
As like Axar Patel Jayant Yadav also came into the clasp of bad captaincy and poor team management. Jayant has been known for his batting skills in Test cricket format. Delhi Daredevils retained him in the Indian Premier League season of 2017 but gave him very few chance to prove his mettle in the T20 format as a result he wasn’t able to spill the beans on his fans as well as the team and got only 6 overs to prove his bowling skills in the tournament.
Jayant Yadav has been standing on the 5th position in the Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL History.
4. David Miller
He was one of the most important and trusted players of Royal Challengers Bangalore and later shifted to Kings XI Punjab. Seeing is performance in the previous seasons he was retained by Kings XI Punjab for 2014. But soon Kings XI Punjab’s decision to retain him was proved to be one of the worst decisions by the team as David Miller scored just a single half century in around 32 matches which was very low than he was actually expected to score.
3. Stuart Binny
Many players have been a part of IPL and later were selected for the national squad. Stuart Binny is among the same list of players. He played in the IPL from 2010 but in the year 2013, he received his appreciation. Rajasthan Royals were too keen to use his potential and Stuart Binny stood on their expectations but soon in the year 2015 received a blow and ended up scoring 197 runs which was much lower than his previous season performances.
Stuart Binny stands on number 3 in the list of Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL History.
2. Pawan Negi
Many times the performance of the player also depends on the team. Pawan Negi is the perfect example. He played for Chennai in his best position but later when Royal Challengers Bangalore by bought him in 2017 he failed to live up to the fan’s expectations. But the Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to stay strong and retained him till 2019 but the scope of improvement in Pawan was observed to be negligible.
The worst mistake by the team management ever is admitting Sarfaraz Khan in Royal Challengers Bangalore in place of Chris Gayle. He was quite an active player when he made a debut in 2015 but just the next year he received a dip in his performance and contributed just 51 runs in the 2016 season.
This makes Sarfaraz Khan rank number 1 in the list of Top 10 Worst Retained Players In IPL History.
So here was the Top 10 Worst Player Retentions In IPL History list. You can also check our latest post on Top 10 Unexpected Signings In IPL History