IPL 2015: Week 1: Here are the Top-5 flops

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Bengaluru, April 14: After 8 matches over 6 days in the 8th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 8), there have been huge disappointments from players who attracted big money at this year's auction.

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Defending champions Kolkata Knight Rdiers (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) kickstarted the tournament on April 8. The Gautam Gambhir-led KKR side began on a winning note.

Yuvraj Singh walks back to the pavilion after getting out for 9 against Chennai Super Kings

Though it is too early to judge the performances of players, we will look at the 5 biggest flops from the first week of action

Here are those 5 players who were a big letdown

1. Yuvraj Singh (Price - Rs 16 crores) - Delhi Daredevils

Matches - 2; Runs - 36

Yuvraj, the lef-handed all-rounder attracted a record Rs 16 crores at this year's auction. He was expected to revive the fortunes of DD, who opted to revamp their side for IPL 2015. However, opening 2 games have not seen the old magic of Yuvraj. Do we see a change in the future?

2. Dinesh Karthik (Price Rs 10.5 crores) - Royal Challengers Bangalore

Matches - 2; Runs - 15

Karthik was picked by RCB as their first-choice wicketkeeper. He was bought for Rs 10.5 crores this year. But he is yet to justify that price-tag.

3. Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)

Matches - 2; Runs - 18

Raina, who recently got married, is one of the stars of IPL. He has failed in both the opening games.

4. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)

Matches - 2; Runs - 17

'Sir' Jadeja had a quiet ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. And now he is yet to make a big impact in IPL 8.

5. Ishant Sharma (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Match - 1; Wickets - 0 (0/46 in 3 overs)

Ishant missed the World Cup due to injury. He returned to competitive cricket last week against Chennai Super Kings. That re-entry was a forgettable one. He was smashed for 46 runs from three overs and dropped for next game.

Note: There have been other players who did make it big in the opening week. However, we have picked only the top-5 based on their price, past reputation, expectations from fans and other factors.

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