The Indian Premier Tournament gives cricketers the chance to show off their skills in the world’s most demanding T20 league every year. The chance comes with a lot of pressure to succeed, since the whole world is watching. While many players had outstanding performances, there were a few who fell short of expectations.

1) Anrich Nortje: The return of Anrich Nortje to the floor after a three-month layoff due to a hip ailment went horribly wrong. The South African pacer, who was born on November 16, 1993, and is presently 29 years old, put up a terrible and erratic performance in his maiden encounter for Delhi Capitals (DC) against Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG). As a result, he was eventually dismissed from the squad, and Khaleel Ahmed took his position.

2) Manish Pandey: Manish Pandey, an Indian batter, has been in poor form for quite some time now. The right-handed batsman, who was born on September 10, 1989, and is now 33 years old, was selected by the Lucknow SuperGiants in the IPL super auction for INR 4.6 crore.

Pandey flopped in the first match, and he also flopped in the second and third matches, against SRH and DC, respectively. After three poor performances, the LSG management decided to remove him in the team’s last match against Rajasthan Royals.

3) Mathew Wade: While Wade (born on December 26, 1987 and now in his 35th year) has done well behind the wickets, he has struggled with the bat. With the willow, he’s been dreadful. So far this season, the Australian wicketkeeper-batter has achieved scores of 30, 1, 6, and 19, and this might very well be his last opportunity.

4) Ruturaj Gaikwad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was born on January 31, 1997 and is now 26 years old, is fighting for runs in 2017 IPL. He was the leading scorer last year, winning the Orange Cap, if you recall. He has, however, deteriorated into a pale ghost of his former self this year.

In CSK’s first three matches, the right-handed opener from Pune has only managed to score two runs, including getting out for nought against LSG. His previous two dreadful performances were 16 and 17, respectively, indicating that he was given several opportunities but failed to capitalise. He appeared like he was going to have a good game against RCB, but he died later.

5) Vijay Shankar: Vijay Shankar, who was born on January 26, 1991 and is presently 32 years old, was selected by Gujarat Titans for a fee of INR 1.40 crore. The all-rounder, on the other hand, fell short of the team’s expectations. In any case, the versatile all-rounder must play well for his team in the forthcoming matches.