Flop XI of all three formats combined in 2020
These players will be keen on making amends in 2021.
Updated - Jan 1, 2021 10:37 am
The year 2020 was a tumultuous and challenging one for the world. The Coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc and various countries across the world have been left reeling. The cricketing world too, was no exception. The pandemic made the cricketing calendar go awry last year.
The 2020 edition of the IPL which would have been held in the summer months of March, April and May in India in front of packed stadiums with fans cheering on for their favourite outfits was postponed and held only in the months of September, October and November this year. Also, the venue was shifted from India to the UAE and the entire tournament was played there in front of empty stands.
Even the T20 World Cup, which was supposed to be held in Australia between October and November was postponed. In fact, between April and June, not a single international cricket match was played across the world due to the pandemic. And, in the amount of cricketing action that we managed to have, there were some players who experienced tough times. Their fortunes in the year 2020, just like the pandemic, were gloomy.
In this article, let us take a look at the Flop XI of all the three formats combined in 2020:
1. Tom Banton
Its been only a little more than 13 months since Tom Banton made his international debut for England. And, the year 2020 didn’t give much to savour for the right hander.
Banton played 5 innings in the ODI format last year and scored only 134 runs at a disappointing average of 26.80. Also, the right hander was guilty of getting starts, but not converting them into big scores of repute. Out of his 5 ODI innings, Banton was dismissed for a score of less than 40 on 4 occasions.
Even in T20I cricket, the 22-year-old failed to set the stage alight. Banton scored 149 runs from 6 T20I innings in 2020. Also, out of the 6 innings, Banton was dismissed for a score of less than 10 on three occasions. He was highly inconsistent in 2020, and failed to convert his talent into considerable performances.
Banton is only 22, and still has time on his side. The youngster would be looking to start 2021 afresh with some solid performances with the bat.