Cricket in 2018: Flop ODI XI of the year
We have picked an ODI XI of the players who had a disappointing year in terms of their individual performances.
Published - Dec 28, 2018 4:22 pm | Updated - Jan 6, 2019 7:24 pm
The year 2018 is about to end, and we have had the opportunity to witness as many as 256 ODI games. These games produced some exciting encounters, we also testified quite a few excellent performances with the bat and the ball. Once again it was Virat Kohli who dominated the batting charts (both ODIs and Tests) in 2018. Meanwhile, with the ball, it was Rashid Khan who finished as the highest wicket-taker (ODIs) in this year.
A lot of players contributed heavily to their team’s success in ODIs in the year 2018. Howbeit, quite a few of them, failed to deliver the goods for their teams as per the expectations. Thus, while having a look at these players’ performances, we have picked an ODI XI of the players who had a disappointing year. Here is the Flop ODI XI of 2018.
1. Colin Munro (New Zealand)
Colin Munro was envisioned to be one of the most significant players for New Zealand in the year 2018. However, the left-handed batsman didn’t have the best of times as he failed to muster runs for the BlackCaps, especially in the ODIs. In a bid to accelerate the innings, he threw away his wicket more often than not.
The explosive batsman only managed to stack up 254 runs from the 13 ODIs that he played in 2018. While averaging 19.53, Munro hit just two fifties in the year. The numbers seem to be pretty ordinary for a player of his stature. Nonetheless, his best performance came in an ODI series against Pakistan in January this year. In that series, Munro amassed 156 runs at an average of 31.20.