IPL 2023: 5 Batsman Teams Ignore For Their Slow Batting

The IPL 2023 is reported to kick start in the last week of March. The 10-team tournament will return to the traditional home and away format for the first time after 2019. The IPL 2023 will be the 16th edition of the tournament and there could be some major retirements either from the IPL or from the shortest format altogether after next year.

Kane Williamson

There has barely been a finger raised over anything that Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson does even when the team and he himself were struggling during last season. SRH failed to make the playoffs, and even suffered 5 straight defeats at one point, with Williamson too having an underwhelming season: 216 runs at an average of 19 and a poor strike rate of 93!

KL Rahul

KL Rahul is the serial attractor of criticism when it comes to striking rate, not helped by his “strike rates are overrated” comment. Rahul has batted at strike rates of 135, 129, 138, and 135 in the past four IPL seasons for Punjab and Lucknow. Even these strike rates are being increased because of some hitting toward the end of his innings.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma’s batting approach had been similar to KL Rahul until last year, before he tried to show more intent this year. However, for some reason or other, Rohit has failed to match his intent with execution.

Devdutt Padikkal

The young left-hander Devdutt Padikkal is stylish in all senses and even is touted for big things in the future - but maybe not in the shortest format. Padikkal has had three impressive IPL seasons - for RCB and for RR - but the strike rate has been a bone of contention.

Faf du Plessis

Seldom anybody questioned RCB captain Faf du Plessis last season for his strike rate - which was an ordinary 127, much lower than from his days at CSK. RCB struggled for a proper opening partner for Faf, and coupled the two openers’ struggles with Virat Kohli’s own struggles, and it remains quite a feat that they reached the playoffs. Du Plessis has issues versus spinners and teams used it well to keep him stuck.