ODI World Cup 2023: Flop XI of second week

Let’s have a look at the non-performing XI of the marquee tournament’s second week.

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Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After two weeks of the World Cup 2023, New Zealand and India are reaping the benefits of playing quality cricket. Both teams are now sitting at the top of the points table and now they are looking to continue their top form so that they qualify for the knockouts without any hassle.

On one side, the players from these two teams are having a great time in the competition while on the other side, some players didn’t meet the expectations of their teams. After the second week, it’s time to know the players who didn’t justify their roles and made it to the list of underwhelming performers. Noting their sub-par performances, let’s have a look at the non-performing XI of the tournament’s second week. (Till AFG vs NZ match)

Here is the flop XI of the second week   

1. Temba Bavuma

South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma has failed to produce anything special from his bat. In three games, he has scored only 59 runs at an average of 19.66. His colleagues Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are looking incredible with their bats while his batting numbers are consistently poor.

Against Australia, South Africa were put to bat first after losing the toss and his responsibility was to provide a fine start to his team, along with his opening partner De Kock. The left-handed opener notched up a match-winning century in the contest while Bavuma fell to Glenn Maxwell after scoring a lethargic 35 off 55.

The Protea captain’s flop show continued against the Netherlands as well. Chasing a challenging total of 246 in 43 overs, he looked completely nervous and gave his wicket to Roelof van der Merwe after scoring 16 runs off 31 deliveries. In the upcoming matches, Bavuma will have to showcase his batting mettle to lead his team confidently in this tournament.

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