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    IPL 2022: From Venkatesh Iyer To Ruturaj Gaikwad, Last Year's Performers Are Struggling

     Venkatesh Iyer
    Sunil Aswal
    April6/ 2022

    New Delhi: In this edition of IPL 2022, where newbies have performed to the best of their abilities, some of the top batters who did well in the last season of the tournament have struggled to get going. These players, who amassed huge runs in the 2021 edition split into two halves, have not found the mojo which their teams would have liked to see in the first 13 matches of the 2022 edition. IANS takes a look at the performers of last season who have struggled in the ongoing seasons of the league so far. Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) The orange cap holder of IPL 2021 with 635 runs in 16 matches, Gaikwad hasn't been among the runs in 2022 season. The right-handed opener from Pune has managed to score just two runs from first three matches of Chennai Super Kings, including being out for a duck against Lucknow Super Giants. Due to lack of runs from the 25-year-old's bat, Chennai haven't been able to get going with the bat in the first six overs. Chennai will be hoping that Gaikwad, who entered the tournament after recovering from a wrist injury during the T20I series against Sri Lanka, turns his poor start into something spectacular, just like he did in last two seasons of IPL. Venkatesh Iyer (KKR) The breakout star of the second half of IPL 2021 with 370 runs in 10 matches has found his start to IPL 2022 a bit rough. Iyer entered the tournament for Kolkata Knight Riders after impressive performances with bat and ball in the T20I series against West Indies and Sri Lanka. But, in the IPL, Iyer has scored 16, 10 and 3 while opening at the top till now while he bowled once against Bangalore, conceding 10 runs as Harshal Patel took him to the cleaners. Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR) The youngster shined in an underwhelming campaign for Rajasthan Roya ...

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