The 2018 Indian Premier League season has now past through the halfway mark and with 33 games behind us, we are well equipped with enough match experiences to list out players the players which have been successful and failures for their respective franchises.
It helps in cricket, unlike life, that there is a simple metric to judge success and failure, and that is performances and results.
Every year the IPL franchises go into the auction with the purpose of arranging the best possible squad which is, they hope, bereft of weaknesses and filled with depth across all departments. Sometimes a quality player arrives into a season on the back of poor performances and it is at that time a team looks to back their gut feel for him and hope he turns up for them. It is a punt they are allowed to make, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
And so, team COC gets down to analyze five such players who were backed by their team but haven't been able to stand and perform this season so far.