The World T20 is over quicker than it began, but again, that is the whole point of the shortest format of the game. Top 10 nations from around the world were in India to take part in the competition and the West Indies defied all odds to dance away the title.
There were some extraordinary performances right from the first game but some of the top players failed to live up to their expectations and let their team down at the biggest stage. Here is a team of players who have failed to have any impact on the tournament this year:
Shikhar Dhawan (India):
After a decent time in Australia, Dhawan lost all his form coming into this tournament and failed to score more than 23 runs in an innings. He scored just 43 runs in 4 outings, always leaving India to deal with an early wicket and finally lost his place to Rahane in the semi-final.
Alex Hales (England):
Though England reached the final, opener Alex Hales found it hard to get going in the sub-continent pitches that were on offer for the tournament. He managed a meager 66 runs in 4 innings at an average of just over 13 and failed to provide his team with a good start in any game.
David Warner (Australia):
The pocket dynamo from New South Wales had a tournament to forget as he was just not able to provide Australia with the kind of innings that are expected from him. He made just 38 runs in 4 outing for his team at an average of just 9.5 runs per game in a forgettable tournament for the left-hander.
Eoin Morgan (England):
Another England batsman who found it hard in India, Morgan showed in patches what he is capable of but could not string a meaningful inning together as he managed to score just 66 runs in the whole tournament. He has played 6 games for the team and managed the highest score of just 27 runs.
Suresh Raina (India):
One of the biggest flops for the hosts, Suresh Raina, India’s best T20 batsman was completely out of sorts in the tournament. In 4 innings he managed to score just 41 runs with the highest score of 30 against Pakistan. His average of just over 10 runs is one of the worst for an Indian batsman.
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh):
With lots riding on his shoulders, Bangladesh wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim let his team down on several occasion this tournament. He scored just 44 runs in 5 outings and failed to clear the rope even once in those games. His average of 11 hurt the Bangladeshis in their hunt for a semi-final spot.
Ravindra Jadeja (India):
Another player who failed to live up to his expectations, Jadeja bowled at an average of 28.50 and an economy of over 7 runs and failed to have an impact on the game at crucial times. With the bat, he just scored 12 runs in the two outings as he had a tournament to forget.
Ravichandran Ashwin (India):
The 4th Indian in the team, Ashwin, had a horrible tournament this year. He bowled 15 overs and gave away 115 runs in the 5 games he played and picked up just 4 wickets in return. He was supposed to be the strike bowler for the hosts but he failed to have an impact on important games for his country.
Mohammad Sami (Pakistan):
After his showing in the Asia Cup, a lot was expected of Pakistan’s premier fast bowler Sami. However, he failed miserably to deliver at the right time going for 93 runs of the 10 overs he bowled in the tournament. He did pick up 4 wickets in the competition but that did not help his team to a place in the semi-final.
Kagiso Rabada (South Africa):
South Africa’s new kid on the block, Rabada has been impressive leading up to the World Cup but failed to deliver when it matters the most as he had a tournament to forget in India. He went for 10.71 runs an over in the 11.4 overs he bowled and though picked up wickets, never helped his teams cause.
Dale Steyn (South Africa):
The biggest disappointment for the Proteas has been the performance of their strike bowler Dale Steyn. Steyn who is not really known for his T20 bowling had little to no impact on the tournament as he picked up just 1 wicket and gave away 68 runs in the 6 overs he bowled all throughout the World Cup.
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