One of the top bowlers in the Big Bash League is struggling in the Indian Premier League. Daniel Sams, one of the biggest stars of the BBL, is having difficulty with the ball in hand during the current season.
Daniel Sams is a Big Bash League superstar (BBL). The left-arm pacer has 82 wickets at an average of 20.52 in 62 matches. During that time, he also scored 622 runs, with a high of 98 not out and a strike rate of 148.1. The Indian Premier League, on the other hand, has proven to be a difficult nut to crack for the Australian so far. Sams appeared in three matches for the Delhi Capitals in 2020, going wicketless. He was then traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he appeared in two IPL 2021 matches before the tournament was canceled due to Covid. He was unable to compete in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021.
Sams took a wicket in both of his RCB appearances, bowling at a 6.50 economy rate.
Earlier this year, on Day 2 of the IPL mega auction, Mumbai Indians spent Rs 2.6 crore on the Australian after a fierce bidding war with Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai would have hoped for an immediate return on their investment, but they are still waiting.
Sams has played in both of Mumbai’s IPL 2022 matches and has been underwhelming to say the least. The Australian has gone wicketless in both games and has been run out for 89 runs at an economy rate of 11.13.
Overall, Sams has been a huge disappointment in his short time in the IPL.
The Australian has the lowest IPL bowling average in the league’s history (minimum of 25 overs). In seven games, he has bowled 26 overs and picked up a single wicket at an average of 242.
Sams’ only IPL wicket was of Chris Gayle in 2021.
The Big Bash League’s seventh season saw a left-arm pacer break the record for best figures on BBL debut with a magnificent four for 14, but such a performance has yet to be seen in the Indian Premier League.
The Mumbai Indians will be hoping Sams can replicate his BBL performances for them sooner rather than later.