IPL 2012 May 27, 2012

Big investments, low returns

Five players who failed to live up to their billing in IPL 2012
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Robin Uthappa
Runs: 405 at a strike-rate of 118.07

Pune Warriors paid a whopping $2.1 million for Robin Uthappa in 2011 as they aimed to build a team around him and Yuvraj Singh. This year, in Yuvraj's absence, Uthappa was expected to infuse explosiveness into the batting order. Uthappa ended up as the leading run-scorer for his team, but failed to give any impetus at the top, in a line-up which begged for some urgency.

Harbhajan Singh
Wickets: Six at 64.00
Economy: 7.11

After losing out his India team spot, Harbhajan Singh needed a strong showing in domestic cricket which, unfortunately for him, didn't happen. But when he took the reins of a strong Mumbai Indians team, it was expected that the bright lights of the IPL would inspire Harbhajan to raise his game, like in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2011 where he led them to the title. But while the team qualified for the playoffs, Harbhajan's bowling form took a massive dip as he went 11 matches without a wicket. His return to international cricket remains in serious doubt after he missed a golden opportunity.

Ross Taylor
Runs: 197 at a strike rate of 115.20

Ross Taylor was traded in from Rajasthan Royals as part of Delhi Daredevils' strategic acquisitions at the start of the season to beef up their batting. His failures went unnoticed initially when Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen were bullying other teams. But when finally the calling came, Taylor looked miserably out of touch. For a player of his class, he had only one big-scoring shot - the hoick towards the leg side and bowlers were smart enough to shut it out.

Irfan Pathan
Wickets: Eight at 58.12
Economy: 7.75
Runs: 176 at a strike-rate of 139.68

Another season, where Irfan Pathan's team and his fans would have hoped to see some swing from the allrounder, ended in disappointment. Sehwag threw the new ball repeatedly to Irfan, who did bowl some good overs at the top but his lack of pace and swing meant that he became cannon fodder for the batsmen. He scored some useful runs, but for his huge fan base that wants him to reprise his form from his early career, he continues to be an enigma. It was a poor season for the Pathan family, with even Yusuf doing little of note besides a game-changing cameo in the playoff against Delhi Daredevils.

Saurabh Tiwary
Runs: 191 at a strike rate of 112.35
Saurabh Tiwary's excellent IPL season two years ago with Mumbai Indians, his physical presence and the fact that he is from Jharkhand (the same state as MS Dhoni) were promising enough signs for Royal Challengers Bangalore to invest $1.6 million. However, that investment is yet to pay any returns as Tiwary wasted a number of opportunities and apart from the last-ball six in the win against Pune Warriors, he struggled to force the pace.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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  • HPurnapatre on June 1, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly is missing from the flop list! He batted in the top order with a strike rate of around 100, didn't field well & ran out Jesse Ryder amongst others! Isn't IPL supposed to be a platform for youngsters to make an impression? A batsman with a strike rate of less than 125 per 100 balls is no good in this form of the game. Sourav Ganguly, Michael Clarke etc. aren't good players for T20 format. Sourav, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Ashish Nehra & Co. also make the list for their pathetic fielding.

  • jimbond on May 31, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Strange to see Irfan Pathan in this list. I think he played his role in the team very well. So much so, that when he got injured, the entire team which was playing very well got unbalanced. And he was getting reasonable swing with the new ball. There are many who have disappointed much more.

  • timtom on May 31, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    Above mentioned players have not contributed to a single victory for their respective teams....THat Robin scored 400+ does`nt count.... he was the best player of PWI...but worst performance by his own standards.. Still Yusuf needs to be No 1 on this list...

  • on May 30, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    @OzHorse SRT- $1.8M , Dravid - $500K, Ganguly- $400K and Clarke - $1M

    Now how can you mix Dravid in this list who performed far better than the rest and his pay 1/4th (almost) of SRT.

    Dravid is great ROI!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    The writer has excluded some big names from the list of failures including names of Sachin Tendulkar and Sangakara. The name of Irfan Pathan has been injudiciously included. His contribution cannot be classified as failure though it may not be a success.

  • crindex on May 30, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    you forgot to mention Ravindra Jadeja of CSK.

  • OzHorse on May 30, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly and Clarke - all overpriced DUDS!

  • muski on May 30, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Guys please understand one thing- when we talk of flops, we are NOT talking of dudes who had "one" off season. Therfore guys like Kohli or Sanga or even our GOD can be excused. The guys mentioned in this list have never ever been peformers in the IPL. I have seen Robin play cricket right from his formative years. He is never going to succeed at the top level of cricket becoz he does not know how to hit the ball along the ground. With due permission from Ian Chappel, Bhajjis Use by date is over. The fact the Ross Taylor is one dimensional is known to most cricket lovers. That does not come as a surprise that he has been sorted out by the bowlers. The less said of the Pathan Brothers the better- you cant blame them for that. They have earned and more money is a short span that nothing motivates them now. Saurabh has done enough to earn the epithet as the " dud of the IPL" .I find that he slipped into a cricket field by mistake. He should be in one of the wrestling melas of Jharkand.

  • on May 30, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan has been disappointing all the season and so also Jadeja. The less we talk about Sachin and Ganguly, better it is for the forum. Harbhajan Singh evidently proved that his form is down the hill and there is no place for him to hide. Irfan performed better than his brother. Jadeja nonperformance was evident and I do not think he should be considered for the T20 world cup. If he, however, finds a place, it is courtesy Dhoni.

  • harekrishnaom on May 30, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    nonsense about jadeja flopping...his fielding was superb and so was his bowling. he just didnt finish the innings well...you cant expect someone to come very late in the innings and smack centuries in every match. you can hit a couple of big shots and bravely try for a couple more. he did quite well.

  • HPurnapatre on June 1, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly is missing from the flop list! He batted in the top order with a strike rate of around 100, didn't field well & ran out Jesse Ryder amongst others! Isn't IPL supposed to be a platform for youngsters to make an impression? A batsman with a strike rate of less than 125 per 100 balls is no good in this form of the game. Sourav Ganguly, Michael Clarke etc. aren't good players for T20 format. Sourav, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Ashish Nehra & Co. also make the list for their pathetic fielding.

  • jimbond on May 31, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Strange to see Irfan Pathan in this list. I think he played his role in the team very well. So much so, that when he got injured, the entire team which was playing very well got unbalanced. And he was getting reasonable swing with the new ball. There are many who have disappointed much more.

  • timtom on May 31, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    Above mentioned players have not contributed to a single victory for their respective teams....THat Robin scored 400+ does`nt count.... he was the best player of PWI...but worst performance by his own standards.. Still Yusuf needs to be No 1 on this list...

  • on May 30, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    @OzHorse SRT- $1.8M , Dravid - $500K, Ganguly- $400K and Clarke - $1M

    Now how can you mix Dravid in this list who performed far better than the rest and his pay 1/4th (almost) of SRT.

    Dravid is great ROI!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    The writer has excluded some big names from the list of failures including names of Sachin Tendulkar and Sangakara. The name of Irfan Pathan has been injudiciously included. His contribution cannot be classified as failure though it may not be a success.

  • crindex on May 30, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    you forgot to mention Ravindra Jadeja of CSK.

  • OzHorse on May 30, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly and Clarke - all overpriced DUDS!

  • muski on May 30, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Guys please understand one thing- when we talk of flops, we are NOT talking of dudes who had "one" off season. Therfore guys like Kohli or Sanga or even our GOD can be excused. The guys mentioned in this list have never ever been peformers in the IPL. I have seen Robin play cricket right from his formative years. He is never going to succeed at the top level of cricket becoz he does not know how to hit the ball along the ground. With due permission from Ian Chappel, Bhajjis Use by date is over. The fact the Ross Taylor is one dimensional is known to most cricket lovers. That does not come as a surprise that he has been sorted out by the bowlers. The less said of the Pathan Brothers the better- you cant blame them for that. They have earned and more money is a short span that nothing motivates them now. Saurabh has done enough to earn the epithet as the " dud of the IPL" .I find that he slipped into a cricket field by mistake. He should be in one of the wrestling melas of Jharkand.

  • on May 30, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan has been disappointing all the season and so also Jadeja. The less we talk about Sachin and Ganguly, better it is for the forum. Harbhajan Singh evidently proved that his form is down the hill and there is no place for him to hide. Irfan performed better than his brother. Jadeja nonperformance was evident and I do not think he should be considered for the T20 world cup. If he, however, finds a place, it is courtesy Dhoni.

  • harekrishnaom on May 30, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    nonsense about jadeja flopping...his fielding was superb and so was his bowling. he just didnt finish the innings well...you cant expect someone to come very late in the innings and smack centuries in every match. you can hit a couple of big shots and bravely try for a couple more. he did quite well.

  • OVEY on May 30, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    ohhoo...i misses the biggest flop of the season...Shaurav tiwari....sorry

  • OVEY on May 30, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    my flop squad is:1.Vettori 2.Harvajan 3.Vinay 4.Jadeja 5.Shourov (c) 6.Yusuf 7.Taylor 8.Sangakara 9.Cristian 10.Kohli 11. Zaheer...owwwww suddenly it looks stronger then Pune...:p :p

  • hafeezali on May 30, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    The list is totally biased. I agree Irfan was not upto his reputation but still not the one to be listed here. Yousef, Ross, Sanga should have been in this ist. Jadeja should be been the No. 1 in he list with his team mates Murali and Ashwin. Murali is more a son-in-law of the Indian Team and Jadeja & Ashwin are Dhoni and Srikanth favourites. Badrinath should get the chance for Indian Squad for all formats. The team selection is totally dominated by CSKs favourites.

  • on May 30, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    For me the biggest Flop is SANGAKARA. Failure captain, Failure batsman and not at all a good strategist. Wonder if someone at Cricinfo likes him very much and wanted to hide him. :-)

    Next biggest flop is CHRISTIAN. Often the reason for DCs failure after a wonderful work by Steyn.

    Other biggest flop wud be Taylor, Yusuf, Tiwary, Jadeja, Shaun Marsh.

    U r being too harsh on Irfan .. he did do well after a comeback after such a long hiatus. Uthapa also did his best.

  • RakeshKumarNoida on May 30, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Where is Sachin, Dhoni (he played very badly except last 2-3 games), Ravinder Jadega, Yusuf Pathan, Varun Aaron and Saurav Ganguly?

  • on May 30, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    for me kohli is the biggest flop... as far as his recent farm in world cricket 364 runs @ avg of 28 and at a strike rate of 111.65...... and than raina... jadeja yousuf and sangakara ........ i m not including sachin/dada/clark/harbhajan.. bcs they r not t20 player .. n the above five r currently playing in our indian team n we are expecting good show

  • joe.joe on May 30, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Worst of IPL 2012

    1.Tendulkar 2.Yusuf 3.Vinay 4.Harbhajan 5. Jadeja (Indian List)

    1.Sangakara 2. Ross Taylor 3.Brendon Macculum 4.Vettori 5.Andre Russell (Over seas List)

  • on May 30, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    Jadeja, Yousuf Pathan, Sachin, Ganguly, Clarke, Manish Pandey, Andre Russel, Sangakara, Kohli and Raina..

    there are many, who did not do justice to their reputation and price tags...

  • The_Legend-Killer on May 30, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    This list should contain saurav ganguly, ravindra jadeja ,yusuf pathan and daniel christian.........,not irfan pathan and robin uthappa........

  • on May 30, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    i dont think jadeja had enough, and long run of oppurtunities... his performance against dc and mi(where he bowled crucial 17th over picking two wkts for 2 runs) wre good enough, i dont think he had miserable season.. in t20 performing consistently is difficult, as it depends upon the situation a great deal.. although i agree he didnt justify the 2m$ tag.. but yousuf pathan was a great let down, he didnt live up to his reputation, and lack of self belief was evident from his knocks...

  • sramesh_74 on May 30, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Looks like the author did not watch the entire IPL. Otherwise why would be leave out Tendulkar and 'Youseless' Pathan??? Let's not even talk about Ganguly as he should not have been playing in the first place.

  • manish1365 on May 30, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    wherw is DHONI's favorite JADDU, and yusuf pathan shoul replace irfan pathan in this list.

  • on May 30, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    you have failed to add schewag in the category of blunderous captains

    FOR A WHOLE YEAR HE BENCHED GLEN MCGRATH, THE GREATEST FAST BOWLER IN HISTORY AND EVEN WORSE NO 11 THAN OUR B.S CHANDRA . MCGRATH BENCHED FOR A FEW RUNS FROM NANNES ETC THIS TIME HE BENCHED MORKEL IN A CRUCIAL IPL ELIMINATOR

    HE SHOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED FOR INDIAN CAPATAINCY IN ANY FORMAT N BALASUBRAMANIAN 28 5 12

  • on May 30, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    This list is itself a flop ! How can u include Irfan instead of Jadeja and Yusuf??? Surprising !!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    what about sangakarra & Mendis

  • on May 30, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    what about sangakkara???????????????????????????????????

  • Varun_R123 on May 30, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    Tendulkar is the flop of the season. In fact Irfan is way better than Sachin this season.

  • natmastak_so-called on May 30, 2012, 6:12 GMT

    where's dada , yusuf , jadeja and sangakkara ?

  • natmastak_so-called on May 30, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    where is yusuf and sangakkara.

  • on May 30, 2012, 5:43 GMT

    even a baby would have had yusuf pathan, ravindu jadeja in the list(if u tell they atleast won one match for their team...so did irfan with his batting and so did saurab tiwary help devillers with strike in one of the best matches).....

  • msrajani on May 30, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    Tendulkar scored much fewer runs then Uthappa with lower strike rate then Uthappa.But still missing in the list......Also the biggest flop of IPL R.Jadega

  • Cric_Wiz on May 30, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Where is Dadu (Biggest Flop-Not only for his own performance but also for his poor team selection), Ravindra Jadeja. This list is incomplete without inclusion of Dadu. In addition, Robin/Irfan played much better than SRT/Praveen kumar. Lyk our comment, this article should be reviewed and modified.

  • waheed1233 on May 30, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Yousuf pathan, raina, jadeja...where are their names?

  • skepticaloptimist on May 30, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    @Venkat Rajagopal - You gotta be kidding me. Only shows the uber-high standards Tendulkar has set for himself. He scored 330-odd runs with a s/r of 119 @29. Yes, while, for a man who is averaging about 40 with a s/r of 120-odd, it's a poor season, it's definitely not a "flop" season by any objective measures. Btw, congrats on the NCAA victory. I'm in class of 2015.

  • SajidC on May 30, 2012, 4:39 GMT

    chuck list author....where is Dada, Smith, P Kumar, Kohli,V Kumar, Jadeja, Taylor..I Pathan had much impressed season!!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    this list appears one sided. where are ravindra jadeja ,R ashwin , yusuf pathan , praveen kumar , brendon mcCullum etc? going by the auction price money Ravindra jadeja was the biggest flop this year , and if robin uthappa can feature in that list ,so should yusuf pathan coz he also had been paid 2.1m$ last yr . Only becoz he ended up with winning side doesnt hide his flows during this tournament , he scored nearly half the runs of uthappa with 2 innings more.same applied to B McCullum, keeping his standards in mind he was lukeworm both with bat n gloves , infact Bislas keeping was better than him ! I agree with bhajji-taylor & S Tiwary but nt with Irfan& robin .jadeja , senior pathan , PK and Ashwin were poorer than these two. or all well if players hired by chennai? though am a devotee of sachin tendulkar , himself and ganguly too were upto the standards they had set b4.sorry to say but smtimes authors here seem to favour some particular team than others

  • kzaman on May 30, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    How come the list is so short!!!!!!!! One of the big flop, Brendon McCullum is not there. He might have scored some runs (289 in 12 matches) but his strike rate was really woeful, 102.12. If Uthappa can be in the list than many more names should have come. Like Sangakara, Virat Kohli, Sachin, Y Pathan, R Jadeza etc.

  • on May 30, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    nothing wrong with Irfan pathan.. to name a few virat kohli, sachin tendulkar, ravinder jadega, MSD, Suresh Raina etc. should be added in this list..

  • venkat4018 on May 30, 2012, 3:53 GMT

    These are not right. The Flops are:

    1. Ravindra Jadeja 2. Yusuf Pathan 3. Harbajan Singh 4. Tiwary 5. Ganguly / Sangakara / Kohli / Uthappa / Bravo (bowling). If uthappa is Flop then Kohli is even worse. Taylor is definitely Flop but if you take out that century, warner was also Flop. Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, RP Singh (Leading wicket taker), V Aaron, Munaf (attitude revealed), Christian, M Clarke, Tiwary, Shukla, Agarkar. So many are Flops. No way irfan pathan can be a Flop. He did his duty perfectly

  • on May 30, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    sachin and saurav ganguly also flop , so as daniel christian, the biggest flop as far as me is Ravindra Jadeja and Yousuf Pathan

  • on May 30, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    Surely Ravindra Jadeja should be at the top of the list, especially given he was the highest paid player in this year's instalment (pretty sure that's right).

  • shah_of_usa on May 30, 2012, 3:14 GMT

    i think they put Irfan's name instead of Yusuf's by mistake

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 30, 2012, 3:11 GMT

    Where are the names of Statchin and Yousuf?

  • on May 30, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja, S. Ganguly, Yusuf Pathan should have been there with some foreign players !

  • maddinson on May 30, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    Jadeja, Yusuf and Vinay Kumar are definately deserved a mentioned here

  • BangCricFan on May 29, 2012, 22:43 GMT

    What about the magical player Yusuf Pathan? One match winning performance among 18 must be a flop for a $2m player.

  • on May 29, 2012, 22:14 GMT

    How can you put Irfan pathan and RossTaylor when your missing :Sangakkara ,yusuf , Jaddu, Valfaty , Tendulkar,Ganguly,and so many other players. Poor stuff from this author...

  • on May 29, 2012, 22:05 GMT

    Where is that guy - BUTLER - Murali Vijay R Ashwin what did he get out of the IPL? Between what did Dhoni do? the whole CSK Team won some matches because of Bravo/Morkel/Hussey/Hulfenus and one Jadeja

  • MWaqqar on May 29, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    In a T 20 tournament played by almost 200 players there have to be more then 5 flops. everybody will produce his own list of five.

  • BarclaysRahul on May 29, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    As Saqif pointed, there are too many flops in this long Ipl that it is tough on the author for listing just 5.With the likes of Jadeja, Vinay, Sachin,Yousuf, Sanga, Vettori, Bollinger, Mishra, Ganguly, Botha, Kohli and the list goes on... Anyone differ?

  • scorpionsXI on May 29, 2012, 21:15 GMT

    Sachin,Jadeja,Mishra,RP singh,Ojha,yusuf

  • TheMeanMachine on May 29, 2012, 21:08 GMT

    Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan have no business being in this list. The author has conveniently missed out Ganguly, Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan, Virat Kohli, Mahela Jaywardene, Brett Lee, Jesse Ryder, Kumar Sangakkara, Venugopal Rao etc.

  • assu on May 29, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    excuse me what wrong with irfan? he bowl very well in powerplays. this list really flop...im agrree with two from the list Harbajjan and sourab tiwari.

  • on May 29, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    yousuf pathan missing lolzzzzzzzzz

  • on May 29, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    Probably one of the most biased authors I have seen on cricinfo. If the author doesnt like Irfan Pathan or loves CSK too much, then its a different story.. Raina apart from his final innings was a flop, so was Yusuf and THE JADEJA ofcourse..

  • on May 29, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    Ravindra jadeja, Paulvalthathy, Yusufpathan, praveenkumar and bowlers of DC except Dale steyn

  • Saqif_rahman on May 29, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    There were so many other flops. It is unfair to name only five of them.

  • shah_of_usa on May 29, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Agree with the list, but this list is incomplete without the names of Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja (the two biggest failures of IPL)

  • RajaSubramanian on May 29, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Where are biggest flops Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan...?

  • on May 29, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    yeah i m totally agree where is jadeja,with almost 2 million dollars contract,he is really a flop show for his team and fans,he should be in this list along with sachin tendulkar

  • on May 29, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    Irfan Pathan atleast performed better than the likes of Jadeja, Kohli, and the great Flopdulkar....

  • on May 29, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja is not in list..Surprising !!

  • on May 29, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    How is Irfan a bigger flop than Yousuf Pathan, Ganguly, Jadeja to name a few.

  • spickandspan on May 29, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    I know it is slightly outside the scope of this article but for me the biggest flop of the season was Paul Valthaty. Hyped beyond all reason during last season he ended up doing nothing this season.

  • skepticaloptimist on May 29, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    Oh on earth can you exclude Yusuf Pathan from this list? 194 runs @19.40 with a s/r of 114. His bowling was worse than Irfan's and he cost $200,000 more than Irfan. Uthappa did far better than Pathan, too, also keeping, and they had the same price. Same goes for Vijay, who, if I can recall correctly was retained, and only scored a 336 runs at a paltry average of 25 and s/r of 130. Take away the one excellent knock he played, and he was absolutely abysmal. Definitely, Uthappa does not deserved to be mentioned here.

  • on May 29, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    where is yusuf pathan in this list....

  • joe.joe on May 29, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    not to forget ....vinay kumar, jadeja apart from one match where he scored and took 5 wickets ..and yousuffff pathan

  • vicky_ibm on May 29, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Where the hell is our dear JADDU :P

  • tima_79 on May 29, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    I dont think this list is complete without the mention of the $2 million dollar man.. Ravindra Jadeja.

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    Helloooo??? Where is Yusuf Pathan.. He should be #1 in the list. Biggest failure of them all..

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    I think you guys forget to mention Tendulkar's Name here. He was also a major Flop in this IPL Edition...

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    RAVINDRA JADEJA??????????????????????

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan, I guess he should top the list?

  • cricketcrazyyy on May 29, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Brendon Mccullum should be in this list.

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    How can you forget to mention Yusuf Pathan ??!!!

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    Fair to include SRT in the list.

  • armchair_critic on May 29, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    I think you are being a bit harsh on Robin. Remember he had 8 matches on the slow pitches of pune,1 in kolkatta and 1 in mumbai.

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    What about Yusuf??? And why is robin uthappa here? yes he did not play very well with respect to his talent but 405 is a lot. yusuf made about 200 runs without even one good innings

  • baskar_n on May 29, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Where is Ravindra Jadeja in this list? He tops them all with his super-flop outing this season

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    jadeja from chennai was the biggest flop

  • NewYorkCricket on May 29, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    Don't understand why Irfan pathan is part of the flops. He was not that bad. Yusuf was pathetic

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    I think Yusuf pathan also included in this list. he is not performing in this year.

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    there are big flops like Yusuf Pathan and even Virat Kohli, Ganguli, Michael Clarke that needs to be mentioned

  • cricdipan on May 29, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Surprise to see, how Gangly is not in the list. He is the Batsman, Scored at an average of 17.86 with a strike rate 98.89. (Lowest of all the failure batsmen, in both average or, strike rate) !!

    Probably even the selector was also not expecting anything better from him, from the beginning of IPL. So, 'No expectation' = "No Chance of Failure".

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  • cricdipan on May 29, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Surprise to see, how Gangly is not in the list. He is the Batsman, Scored at an average of 17.86 with a strike rate 98.89. (Lowest of all the failure batsmen, in both average or, strike rate) !!

    Probably even the selector was also not expecting anything better from him, from the beginning of IPL. So, 'No expectation' = "No Chance of Failure".

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    there are big flops like Yusuf Pathan and even Virat Kohli, Ganguli, Michael Clarke that needs to be mentioned

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    I think Yusuf pathan also included in this list. he is not performing in this year.

  • NewYorkCricket on May 29, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    Don't understand why Irfan pathan is part of the flops. He was not that bad. Yusuf was pathetic

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    jadeja from chennai was the biggest flop

  • baskar_n on May 29, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Where is Ravindra Jadeja in this list? He tops them all with his super-flop outing this season

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    What about Yusuf??? And why is robin uthappa here? yes he did not play very well with respect to his talent but 405 is a lot. yusuf made about 200 runs without even one good innings

  • armchair_critic on May 29, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    I think you are being a bit harsh on Robin. Remember he had 8 matches on the slow pitches of pune,1 in kolkatta and 1 in mumbai.

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    Fair to include SRT in the list.

  • on May 29, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    How can you forget to mention Yusuf Pathan ??!!!