Five Indian Cricketers Who Underperformed in 2023
Indian players put up some outstanding performances in 2023. Everyone, including KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli, gave their best effort in 2023.
While Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were the top two run scorers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Shubman Gill was outstanding all year, particularly in the ODI format.
Even though KL Rahul did not have a strange start to the year, he recovered from his injury to produce an incredible return.
Some Indian players, nevertheless, also had unsatisfactory 2023s. In2023, they totally let the squad down by not living up to their performances.
Because of their dismal IPL seasons, a few of the players were not selected for the national team whereas some were a total disappointment for the national team.
K S Bharat
In both the ICC World Test Championship and the Border-Gavaskar series, K S Bharat was chosen to be India’s wicketkeeper.
During the five Test matches he played this year, he did not manage to score even one fifty-plus score with the bat.
He had a forgettable 2023 with the Indian Team and played below average as a wicketkeeper.
In red-ball cricket, India’s top No. 3 batsman had an utterly awful 2023. In 2023, he participated in five Test matches but was unable to record a single century.
Pujara disappointed the Indian squad greatly in 2023, especially in the WTC finals, when everyone expected him to leverage his English county cricket knowledge.
He only managed one half-century. His five Test matches yielded 181 runs at an average of 25.86, and following the WTC finals, he was dropped from the Indian Test side.
Although the southpaw had a respectable IPL season, he did not play up to par for the Indian team.
Ishan Kishan had a poor 2023 season overall, particularly in Twenty20 Internationals, save from a strong performance against Pakistan in a match that was impacted by rain during the Asia Cup 2023.
In 11 games, he could only muster 207 runs at a pitiful average of 18.82. With just 456 runs in 17 matches at an average of 35.08, his ODI performances were lacking.
The captain of the 2018 Under 19 World Cup had a poor 2023, hardly scoring 100 runs in the Indian Premier League.
In the 2023 Indian Premier League, he amassed 106 runs at an average of 13.25 in eight innings, with just one fifty-plus score to his credit.
He played well in a couple of the One-Day Domestic Cup matches in England, but he was forced to withdraw from the competition due to an injury.
Due to his patchy record and subpar performances, Prithvi Shaw is not considered a factor for India. This year, he was at his worst and had many fitness difficulties.
In 2023, Rahul Tripathi became one of the select few athletes to make his debut for India.
He was a total letdown for the team, though, as he was unable to deliver on the big stage.
In five Twenty20 International matches in 2023, he failed to score more than 100 runs.
At an average of 19.40, Tripathi could only muster 97 runs in five games. In the IPL 2023, he was likewise a bust, managing just 273 runs at an average of 22.75 across 13 games.