T20 World Cup 2022: Flop XI from the Super 12 stage
David Warner (Source: AP Newsroom)
There were those who were above par with their expectation and there were others who were decent with their performances. However, there were some who let their team down. We bring you a flop XI from the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022 that couldn't justify the talent they possess.
1. David Warner
Hero for Australia in the previous World Cup, David Warner was just a shadow of himself in the edition. 44 runs in four matches at an average of 11 while batting at a strike rate of 107 is no good for a player who has achieved so much.
2. Babar Azam (c)
No one would have predicted that it would be Pakistan's superstar Babar Azam who will have a horrid tournament. 39 runs from 63 balls is as worst as it can get for him on the big stage. However, he did turned the table in the first semi-final against New Zealand.
3. Dawid Malan
Number 1 batter at one stage of his career in the T20I format, Dawid Malan couldn't replicate his valuable knocks. The worst thing was he batted a strike rate of around 82 while facing 68 deliveries in the entire round.
4. Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone (Source: AP Newsroom)
Although, he did grabbed 3 wickets in the game against Ireland, his batting was no way nearer to how he bats. In the four innings he batted, he could only muster 54 runs that too at a strike rate of just 125. Livingstone's big hitting was dearly missed in this mega-event.
5. Tristan Stubbs
While there are so many talented youngsters who are emerging, South Africa's Tristan Stubbs reached the top at no time. However, he succumbed to pressure of the World Cup which led to his mediocre performances. In three matches, he could only manage 31 runs batting at a strike rate of 100 and averaging less than 10.50.
6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Touted to be the finisher for India, IPL's star Dinesh Karthik was poor with the bat in this World Cup where his scores were 1, 6 and 7 in the three innings he batted. Strike rate of around 63, his average was just 4.67. The free flowing hitter for India was a big let down, however, the team remained unimpacted in most cases.
7. Axar Patel
Drafted in the squad as replacement for all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel was a disappointment for the Indian camp. Just three wickets while bowling at an economy of 9, his performance wasn't upto the mark. In the batting department he wasn't good too either where his total run count was 9.
8. Pat Cummins
Recently appointed skipper in ODI format, Pat Cummins was one of the reasons why Australia didn't reached the next stage. While his three wickets in four innings came at an economy of 8.25, his strike rate was as high as 44.
9. Mitchell Starc
For someone who was man of the tournament in 2015 and 2019 edition of the ODI World Cups, this was under par. 3 wickets in 3 matches at economy of 8.5 doesn't prove the lethalness this left-armer possess. Beating in the first game against New Zealand was a major let down.
10. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada (Source: Twitter)
You don't expect someone of Kagiso Rabada's calibre to produce campaigns like this especially in the World Cups. While he was bowling at an economy of 9.44, what did hurt the Proteas were the two wickets he took in the entire tournament.
11. Adil Rashid
Another prodigy that couldn't live up to the expectations was leg spinner Adil Rashid, whose magical deliveries could yield the result. In four innings, he grabbed just one wicket while bowling at an economy of 6.5.