Flop ODI XI of the year 2019
Here's a list of players, who couldn't live up to expectations in ODIs in 2019
Published - Dec 28, 2019 3:58 pm | Updated - Dec 28, 2019 6:34 pm
2019 gave the audience plenty to cheer for. The ODI format wasn’t short of excitement as there were some nail-biters throughout. As many as 150 matches took place, most of which kept the viewers at the edge of their seats. The pendulum of luck kept swinging at regular intervals.
It was also the year when the World Cup in England and Wales took centrestage from May to mid-July. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Pat Cummins and many others showed why they are regarded as the best in the business.
But the year wasn’t a happy ride for a few cricketers, who are otherwise some of the colossal names in the cricket world. Their national teams pinned hopes on them a number of times. Unfortunately, they couldn’t quite live up to the standards they have set over the time period.
In the article, let’s look at the Flop ODI XI of 2019: –
1. Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh’s all-time leading run-scorer in the ODI format, nearing the 7,000-run mark after debuting in 2007. The southpaw has tasted loads of success at the highest level, but the year 2019 hasn’t been kind to him. In 18 ODIs, the left-hander scored 442 runs at a dismal average of 24.55.
The Chittagong-born played at a strike-rate of 72.34, depicting his travails over the time. He got three fifties against West Indies, Ireland and Australia, but was far from his best. The fact that he developed a wrist injury prior to the Tigers’ campaign in the World Cup didn’t help his cause.
To add to his miseries, as a skipper, he lost the ODI series versus Sri Lanka 3-0. In the same series, Tamim scored a mere 21 runs. The away series back in July marked the end of his journey in 2019.