Worst IPL Player: Who Has Been The Worst Cricketer In IPL?

Have a look at the list of Indian players who have underperformed in the IPL, placing them among the top five poorest performers.

Since 2008, inaugural season of IPL, several Indian players have gone on to become the backbone of the country in the limited over format, particularly T20 like Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and others.

The IPL is well-known for grooming young Indian players in such a way that they perform admirably against world-class cricketers. On the contrary, there are a few players who have failed to capitalise on their opportunities.

Do you want to know who the top five flop Indian players in IPL history are? Then check out this article.

Worst IPL Player: Indian Players Edition

5. Wasim Jaffer

The opening Indian batsman was recognised for his ability to bat deep in Test cricket, where he ranked among the greatest. Yet, the same cannot be said of his IPL stint. Wasim Jaffer was acquired by RCB for the 2008 season, when he batted in 8 innings and scored 130 runs at an average of 16 runs per innings.

4. Aditya Tare

This Indian Player has been a part of the Mumbai Indians’ dugout for a long time, having participated in six IPL seasons. Tare has appeared in 35 IPL matches and has scored 339 runs at an average of 14 runs per innings.

Tare appeared in 15 IPL games during the 2014 season, scoring 126 runs at an average of 15 runs per game. Tare’s best in 35 innings is 59.

3. Sarfaraz Khan

This young Indian batter is a bottom order batting for the Punjab Kings in the 2021 season. During his IPL career, Khan has spent the most of his time with RCB, where he has scored 441 runs in 38 innings while facing a total of 315 balls.

Sarfaraz Khan appeared to have the capacity to represent the country in the early years, but his catastrophic slide has forced him to stay on the bench season after season.

2. Abhishek Nayar

Many IPL fans would be surprised to see Nayar on this list, but consider this: Nayar has batted in 60 matches and scored just 672 runs, giving him a career average of 17.68 runs per innings.

Nayar, who batted in the middle order during his finest IPL days, has never made a half-century in 60 innings. Abhishek Nayar’s best performance was 45 runs in the first round in 2008.

1. Pawan Negi

This Indian all-rounder was the highest selling player in the auction but ended up being the worst Indian player ever to play in the IPL. To begin, Negi is a left-arm slow bowler who has bowled a total of 716 balls, capturing 34 wickets and having an economy rate of about 8.

In terms of bat performance, Negi scored 365 runs in 50 games at an average of 14.03. Also, he has never scored a half-century.

Also Read: IPL Stats and Records: Top 5 Skippers with Highest Runs Scored (cricfiles.com)

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