The 2023 Indian Premier League was one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the tournament. The Chennai Super Kings emerged as the winners, defeating the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. They won the final by five-runs to clinch their fifth Indian Premier League title. The 2023 Indian Premier League season witnessed several breath-taking performances from players across the ten teams.
From outstanding batting performances, to thrilling last overs, the season was filled with interesting moments. The players performed exceedingly well this season, playing in vital role for their franchises. The likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill and others put up a great show in the season with their consistent performances. However, a few of them struggled to make an impact in the 2023 Indian Premier League. They couldn’t live up to their potential this season.
The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Jofra Archer, etc were expected to play a key role for their teams. However, their performance in the 2023 Indian Premier League left the fans, experts as well as their teams disappointed. On that note, Let’s take a look at the underperforming XI of the 2023 Indian Premier League.
Openers: Prithvi Shaw and Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma had a below-par 2023 Indian Premier League season, which impacted the batting performance of the franchise. He did play a few good knocks in the season but wasn’t able to be consistent. He gave the team brisk starts but lacked conversion into big scores.
In sixteen matches, Rohit Sharma scored 332 runs at an average of 20.75, and a strike rate of 132.80, with a couple of fifties. Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw too couldn’t live up to the expectations in the 2023 Indian Premier League season. He was touted to be one of the key players for the team, however, he failed to make much of an impact this season.
Prithvi Shaw was also dropped from the team mid-way into the tournament. In eight matches this season, he managed 106 runs at an average of 13.25, and a strike rate of 124.70, with one fifty.