The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has been extremely eventful in multiple aspects. One of the talking points of the season has been the outcome of a few decisions taken either before the season started or during the campaign. A few of them have severely impacted the returns for the franchises involved. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three decisions that have failed so far in IPL 2022.
1) Chennai Super Kings appointing Ravindra Jadeja as the skipper
Just a few days before the beginning of IPL 2022, MS Dhoni gave up his captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja. The move seemed exciting at that time. However, the fortunes have not gone the desired route for CSK this edition.
While the wins have not come regularly, Jadeja’s form has also dropped. He is looking stressed and has managed to get 112 runs and 5 wickets in 8 games. It is a poor record considering he is the first retained player by the team. The team must look to arrest this slump to finish the tournament on a high.
2) Sunrisers Hyderabad retaining Abdul Samad
Sunrisers Hyderabad retaining Abdul Samad is one of the decisions that have failed so far in IPL 2022. Although he has immense potential, the Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder has scored only 226 runs so far at an average of only 14. This season, he could not leave an impression and was dropped from the XI.
Abdul Samad’s replacement Shashank Singh has done well, impressing the viewers with his cameo against Gujarat Titans. However, considering the talent that Samad has, he might not be released. The franchise should back him but had they retained a player like Rashid Khan or David Warner instead of Samad, SRH could have been even stronger now.
3) Kolkata Knight Riders opening with Sunil Narine
Narine has opened for KKR in 39 innings so far. Although the average is only around 18, his strike rate is 175. That is his role and he has fulfilled it. This season, though, Narine was not given that role from the start of the season.
After the repeated failure of the regular openers, Narine opened the batting against Rajasthan Royals. He got out via a run-out without even facing a delivery. In the next game against GT, he could make five runs in five balls. With these two failures, he was sent back to his floater role against Delhi Capitals. It seems that the idea to open with Narine midway through the season has not worked well for the management.