The IPL provides a platform for players to display their abilities annually, however, certain players may struggle to meet the high demands placed upon them.
Players are selected by teams with large financial offers, but not all of them are able to handle the pressure. In fact, some players who are very expensive often end up performing poorly in the IPL.
1. Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022, has been signed by Gujarat Titans for IPL 2023. Despite his poor performance in the previous season, the defending champions outbid CSK, KKR, and Rajasthan Royals and paid INR 6 crore, which is significantly higher than his initial asking price of INR 40 lakh. He picked 5 wickets in the IPL last season and could very well flop in the upcoming season as well.
2. Rilee Rossouw
DC selected Rossouw for a price of 4.6 crores due to his impressive showing in T20Is against India and the World Cup. However, his performance declined in the latter part of the World Cup and is currently weak in the ongoing SA20 league, which is played on pitches he is familiar with. Therefore, his performance in the IPL cannot be trusted.
3. Cameron Green
Cameron Green is new to the IPL and will make his debut in the 2023 tournament. As a result, he is not familiar with the intense pressure that comes with playing in the IPL. Additionally, Green has limited experience in T20Is, having played in only eight matches for Australia. He is also not a very strong medium pacer, which could make him a target for opposing batters during matches.
4. Mayank Agarwal
The former PBKS captain was let go by his previous team and was subsequently acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a high bid of 8.25 crores because they needed an opening batsman. However, his current form is questionable due to his poor scores and unremarkable performances in domestic Indian matches, as well as his departure from the national team in 2022. Given these circumstances, Mayank is uncertain about his ability to perform well in the upcoming IPL 2023.