T20 World Cup 2022: Flop XI of tournament
Some of the distinguished names in the tournament were unsuccessful in delivering according to their potential.
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After delivering an incredible show for four weeks, the T20 World Cup 2022 has ended with England becoming champions for the second time by defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the final showdown at the MCG. Jos Buttler & his men, in the initial stage of the tournament, looked poor after claiming a not-so-convincing victory over Afghanistan and an unfortunate loss at the hands of Ireland by the Duckworth-Lewis method. But after those two contests, the Englishmen dominated their opponents with their legendary performances and came out victorious in the tournament by going home with the prestigious T20 World Cup trophy.
In this huge event, Sam Curran became the Player of the Tournament with his remarkable bowling figures but before the tournament, some players were predicted favourites to win this award by notching up runs or plucking wickets for their teams. As expected, a few names such as Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav came close with their performances while many other big names disappointed their teams and fans by leaving the tournament with their dismal figures.
Here are Flop XI from T20 World Cup 2022
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was going through a rough patch as both batter and skipper before the World Cup and after the tournament, things have gone worse for him due to India’s shameful defeat in the semi-final of the tournament at the hands of England. As a skipper, Sharma’s decisions were ineffective and he also drew flak from fans.
Sharma's bizarre decisions as captain, such as excluding the leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal from the playing 11 and giving chances to Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin despite their consistent failures with the ball, didn't go well with fans and experts. The captain, after the team’s humiliating elimination from the tournament, also faced backlash for his defensive strategy in the crucial semi-final.
While as a batter too, Sharma amassed only 116 runs in six matches with an extremely low average of 19.33. He also looked uneasy to play against the bowlers in the competition. His conservative approach while batting in the powerplay overs in back-to-back group matches was a danger sign and in the knockout game, it also proved costly for the team. Overall, his performance as a skipper and batter played a major role in the end of India’s World Cup journey with embarrassment.