IPL Playoffs is the biggest stage for any cricketer to display his cricketing talent to the world. The four best teams of an IPL season compete in the playoffs, and three out of the four matches in the round are knockout matches. Hence, the players are under enormous pressure to perform well for their teams.
There have been some players who performed brilliantly under pressure and brought their ‘A’ game to the table in the playoffs. On the other hand, the following four players have failed to perform well consistently under pressure and have the worst batting average.
(Please Note: Batters with minimum 300 runs in playoffs are only considered.)
4. Virat Kohli – 25.66 average in IPL playoffs
Virat Kohli is known to be a big-match player. The Royal Challengers Bangalore star has performed in some crucial matches for his side, but surprisingly, his batting average in the playoffs matches is 25.66 only.
3. Ambati Rayudu – 18.58 average in IPL playoffs
Only three batters with minimum 300 runs in playoffs have an average of less than 20. One of them is Ambati Rayudu, who has a batting average of 18.58. He will be in action in IPL 2023 Final tomorrow.
2. Shikhar Dhawan – 18.33 average in playoffs
Another well-known Indian batter to appear on this list is Shikhar Dhawan. The current Punjab Kings captain has been quite consistent in the league stage, but his batting average in the playoffs stands at 18.33.
1. Rohit Sharma – 15.80 average in playoffs
Rohit Sharma owns the record for the lowest batting average among all the batters who have scored minimum 300 runs in the playoffs. The Mumbai Indians skipper has a batting average of 15.80 in the playoffs.