11 Players who flopped in the year 2016

The year of 2016 was a year of spectacle for the cricket fans. Some serious cricket action unfolded across all three formats. The stars stole the limelight and the new ones bagged their opportunities with both hands. The youngsters did not let the break slip through their hands when it beckoned. Consider for example the bench strength of the Indian team. From Jayant Yadav to Karun Nair, all seized their day in style. The English stars, too, rose to the occasion in serious panache.

Be it Keaton Jennings, Haseeb Hameed or Jake Ball. At the same time, some big players missed out on making the year count.  The calendar year of 2016 witnessed a plethora of cricket action and thus served as an ideal chance for players to get their statistics straight. While some of them managed to make the most of it, the others failed to take the stronghold. Here is a list of players who missed out big time to be in the thick of the action in 2016. Check out the 11 players who couldn’t get their acts together in the year.

1. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill of New Zealand. (Photo by Pal Pillai/IDI via Getty Images)

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill had a very low year compared to his outlandish standards. Guptill made the previous season his own with a string of high scores. However, the year of 2016 saw him dwindle as the time progressed. With just two centuries across all three formats in 35 matches, Guptill averaged a mere 36.73 this year.

The World T20 in 2016 was expected to be a tournament where he would shine, but his failure at the top saw New Zealand struggle. His low scores on the India tour saw him dropped from the lineup of the Pakistan Test series. He started showing signs of good form towards the end of the year, which is surely a positive for the Black Caps.


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