The 2019 IPL has finally come to an end and the Mumbai Indians created history by winning their fourth IPL Championship and becoming the team with the most IPL Championships win in the history of the tournament. The Mumbai Indians won a nail biter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 12 in Hyderabad to win by 1 run.
We take a look at the top 5 players who performed and the top 5 players who flopped during this year’s IPL.
Top 5 Players Who Performed
David Warner: The former captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad made his return to the squad after missing the 2018 season due to his suspension from Cricket Australia. Warner could only play 12 matches for his franchise but made his presence felt. He won the orange cap for the most number of runs. Warner scored 692 runs with an average of 69.
Imran Tahir: Tahir kept CSK in the tournament with some magnificent bowling. He finished with the highest number of wickets to win the purple cap. Tahir took 26 wickets and contributed his success to hard work.
A Russell: set the IPL on fire with his big hitting that won him the man of the series and the strike rate award.
R Chahar: Mumbai Indians decided to back the young leggie and he did not let them down. He showed both control and composure throughout the tournament and made his presence felt in the IPL final bowling his 4 overs for just 14 runs and taking 1 wicket.
S Gill: He was a star for KKR at the top of the order scoring three fifties. The 19 year old has great potential and won the Emerging IPL Player award.
Top 5 Players Who Flopped
V Kohli: did not have a great IPL with the bat and also as a captain. Questions have also been raised about his captaining India at the 2019 World Cup as many consider R Sharma the better option.
Ben Stokes: billed as one of the premier all-rounders in the game, Stokes flopped with both bat and ball for the Rajasthan Royals.
A Rahane: had a chance to make big runs and showcase his captaincy skills for the Rajasthan Royals but failed in both departments and was stripped of the captaincy mid-ways through the IPL.
D Karthik: failed with the bat and also made poor decisions as a captain including not using A Russell higher up the batting order.
R Ashwin: created controversy for himself and his team over his mankading of J Butler earlier in the tournament. The Kings XI captain received flak from the international cricket community for his poor decision making.