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ICC World Cup 2019: Flop XI from the 2nd week (Match 10 to Match 17)

These players failed to live up to the expectations this week.

Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Most of the teams could only play one game in the second week of the World Cup 2019. Three games had to be washed out due to rain and Australia was fortunate enough that none of their three matches were interrupted. Afghanistan is yet to open its account and the team lost all the games that it has played thus far. Meanwhile, South Africa got off the blocks after their match against Windies was abandoned.

Thus far, Sri Lanka’s two games ended without a result. However, the team will be thanking its stars as they’ve managed to finish the week at the fifth position with four points. Just as the rain was a massive turn-off, the performances from a few players on whom there were high expectations were hugely disappointing. Thus, they end up finding themselves a spot in the Flop XI.

Here is the Flop XI of players from the second week of the World Cup:

1. Martin Guptill | New Zealand

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

New Zealand was chasing only 173 runs in the game against Afghanistan. The openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro were expected to do a majority of the job all by themselves. However, the right-hander bagged a golden duck in this match which was frustrating. He failed to handle the movement on the ball that was bowled back of a length. Guptill found his inside edge which then hit his thigh pad and then carried to the fielder at backward point.

His stats from Week 2:

Matches: 1
Runs: 0
Average: 0
S/R: 0

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