LONDON: BEN STOKES, The most expensive overseas recruit has failed to deliver the goods with both bat and ball. The English all-rounder has looked a shadow of his former self having scored just 155 runs in eight innings while picking up just two wickets with the ball.
Stokes‘ flop show coupled with Short’s has been the biggest reason for Royal’s abysmal showing. He has not bowled his quota of four overs even once.
KIERON POLLARD: The Caribbean all-rounder has been a stalwart for Mumbai over the years, but he’s been nothing more than a liability this season.
He has scored only 68 runs in six innings while his bowling has been deemed surplus to requirements by skipper Rohit Sharma. This has seen Pollard’s run of 33 consecutive games for Mumbai come to an end with Ben Cutting replacing him in the line-up.
GLENN MAXWELL has just not done any justice to his talents with some shocking dismissals.
Bar one knock of 47, he has looked at sea in the IPL. The Australian has chipped in with five wickets with the ball but has only managed 133 runs in nine innings with the bat.