A Successful World T20 came to end with Sri Lanka beating India in the Finals and gave a beautiful send off to them in this T20 format. In a Tournament some of astonishing performances that made it great to look at. There were some performers with a performance under that their level of handling. Sportz Wiki brings a team of poor performers naming it Get Lost XI of World T20 2014.
Here’s the Get Lost XI of ICC World T20 2014:
One of the most anticipated debutants of World T20, Shikhar Dhawan failed to make his mark as he instead made into the team of poor performers. His poor run started during Warm-ups itself. His only good performance came against Pakistan where he scored 30. But after it he managed to score another run in two games. He was duck out against West Indies and got out for just one against Bangladesh after getting lucky twice. His poor show resulted in exclusion from the team.
Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper):
One of the young rising Wicket Keepers de Kock hasn’t done well in this World T20. Except the first game he played against Sri Lanka he hasn’t played any better T20 innings. He started well in the game against SL where he scored a quick 25. Later he recorded poor performance against New Zealand scoring 4 and got out for Duck against Netherlands. He played a slow innings of 29 runs against England. He failed even in the semis against India. Overall, he scored 64 runs in 5 games at a strike-rate less than 100.
Middle Order Batsmen:
Shane Watson (Captain):
Known as one of the devastating All-Rounder in present generation Shane Watson was the biggest disaster of 2014 ICC World Twenty20. Due to his worse performance with both bat and ball Watson has is the captain of out Get Lost XI. He performed horrific with bat as he scored 7 runs in three innings. With the ball he could only pick up 3 wickets in 4 matches and also conceded runs at a rate of 7.86 per over more than his career’s.
Samuels the man behind West Indies’ triumph in World T20 2012 turned out to be a reason to their exit in Semis. He bowled well picking up three wickets in five games and at an economy rate under 7. But his batting that was the biggest negative for his team. In five innings he scored 86 runs at an average of 21.5 and a strike-rate of 81.13 unacceptable in any limited overs format. He scored 19 off 29 struggling against Sri Lankan bowling as the rain came as well as the D/L method. By which West Indies were declared behind the score and Samuels was a main reason.
Yuvraj Singh who played a key role in winning India the T20 WC in 2007 and WC 2011 faced the blame for India’s loss in the final. His slow batting effected the India’s momentum which at the end resulted in putting a below par total that too with wickets in hand. In the six games he played he scored 100 runs and of it 60 coming against Australia in a dead rubber. He wouldn’t have featured in this special team if he wasn’t blamed for defeat as compared to Indian team he was the third highest scored after Rohit and Kohli. But this Final would be remembered more than the Finals he won for India.
Captain of Pakistan Team, who resigned after their exit, was one of those who were responsible because of personal performance also. He could just pick a wicket despite of bowling tight in the four games. Even with the bat he just scored 55 runs in the four innings with his best been just 19 and his strike rate was very poor with 72.36. Being one of Finest All-Rounders of the game he failed to disappoint his team and the supporters.
If there was any record for featuring in Squad of a ICC event consecutively there must be record which includes a player consecutively in Get Lost XI of ICC events, then Shoiab Malik is the creator of the record. He featured in the ICC CT 2013’s Get Lost XI and features even in World T20 2014. He scored just 52 runs in the four games he played of which 26 itself came in a game against Bangladesh where on the other end Shehzad was scoring he just needed to take a single. Even the runs he scored in this World T20 he scored at a strike rate of 100.
One of the biggest reputed all-rounders Thisara Perera once touched heights in ICC rankings also. But his performance other than in the final surely bores every one. In the Super 10 stage he played 4 games where he just scored 47 runs and failed to pick wickets with ball as he conceded runs at a rate more than 10. He was dropped for Semis, but was brought back for the final as Perera has a reputation and good record against India. He wasn’t given the ball though but he scored an unbeaten 23 hitting winning shot.
Morne Morkel known for his beautiful pace bowling along with Dale Styen he delivers for South Africa. He played just two games and that two games were too much for him. In the first game against Sri Lanka he conceded 31 runs in 4 overs and picked two wickets and both weren’t important in the criteria of game. He later was smashed in the game against New Zealand where he scored a half century in conceding runs as he went for 50 runs in the three overs he bowled. In the 7 overs he bowled in the tournament he conceded 81 runs at an economy of 11.57.
The senior bowler of the Bangladesh team Mashrafe Mortaza failed to guide them towards victories. He bowled tightly in the matches he played but importantly failed to pick wickets. When compared to Young Pacer Al-Amin who picked 10 wickets, Mortaza picked just 3 wickets in 5 games. In first 4 games he bowled tight lengths and restricted batmen from scoring but in the game against Pakistan he was given the hammering. He conceded 63 runs in the four overs he bowled and jointly with two other he is in the second place of worst T20I figures.
This Sri Lanka mysterious spinner’s performance in this World T20 was a shocking thing. He was preferred over Hearth in first three games and realized that it was a big blunder to have him in the team. Except a couple of wickets against Netherlands in a record low total match he hasn’t done much to his team. He picked up 4 wickets in 3 games and three of them coming against Dutch team. He went for 44 runs against South Africa and 52 runs against England. He conceded runs at a rate more than 11 in this tournament.
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