Hooda could not cross the score of 20
Deepak Hooda is the leading batsman of the Indian team in T20 International. Last year, there was a demand to feed him in place of Virat Kohli. Coming in the top order, he scored a century against Ireland. But in IPL 2023, he could not even cross the score of 20 in any innings. His biggest innings was 17 runs. He came down to play from opening to number-7 but the form remained away from him.
Lowest batting average (at least 10 innings) by a leading batsman in an IPL season
7.63- Deepak Hooda (2023)
7.72 – Nicholas Pooran (2021)
10.28- Deepak Hooda (2016)
Involved in three run outs
In the eliminator match, Lucknow Super Giants faced Mumbai Indians. In this, three batsmen of Lucknow were run out. Deepak Hooda was involved in all three. First he collided with Marcus Stoinis at the middle crease. Then Krishnappa Gautam was run out. In the last, Deepak Hooda himself returned only after being run out.
There is danger in Team India too
In 17 innings of 21 T20 matches for India, Deepak has scored 368 runs at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 147. His role in the current Indian team is that of a finisher. But how has Rinku Singh batted in the middle order this season of IPL. Tilak Verma is also presenting the claim. In such a situation, it should not be a surprise if Deepak gets dropped from Team India due to this poor performance.