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5 cricketers who might face a long-term axe after their repeated failures in T20Is

Of late these cricketers have not been big contributors of their respective sides so they might find themselves out of the equation.

Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The upcoming 12 months will be a roller-coaster ride for the cricketing community as a lot of T20 games will be played around the world. Most of the bilateral series will be the dress rehearsal for the next year’s gala event. All participants will be eager to build a balanced squad and will be laying out different strategies to improve their performances. So the fans will get to see several fresh faces representing their teams.

Along with them, some established stars will also be fighting for their place in the side. Although they have been making regular appearances they have unable to get their act together in the last year or so. Their below-par performances have also affected the team’s fortunes in this format. So those players will be on their toes as their consistency will determine the fate of their T20 career.

Here is the list of 5 cricketers who might face long-term axe after their repeated failures in T20Is

1) Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Seeing West Indies at the bottom of the ICC T20 rankings doesn’t serve well for the world cricket. Though they are the current title holders in this format they have struggled to keep up with the pace of other teams. Moreover, it can be noted that they have lacked discipline in their trade and it is mostly because of the inconsistent performers of the side.

On top of that list is Shimron Hetmyer as he is facing a tough time early in his career. A year ago the youngster announced his arrival on the international stage with a sparkling century against India. At the end of that tour, the Caribbean land was going gaga over the rise of their new superstar. His belligerent striking and fearless mindset excited the cricketing fraternity.

In a turn of events, his journey is at crossroads in a span of 12 months. He is woefully out of form and mainly his T20I stats are mind-numbing. His run-tally of 116 runs in 14 games seems like a horror story of the island nation. The southpaw has the talent to sail through this bad patch but he needs to come around quickly. If he doesn’t then the selectors can put his T20 World Cup dreams to rest.

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