India vs Windies, T20I Series 2018 – Flop XI
These players failed to perform to their potential and were extremely disappointing.
Published - Nov 13, 2018 12:45 pm | Updated - Nov 13, 2018 1:30 pm
India ended their home season by whitewashing Windies after an anticlimactic finish in Chennai. There were some brilliant performances that were on display throughout the series. Be it the scintillating century from Rohit Sharma, unbelievable bowling by Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah or the fabulous knock by Nicholas Pooran, it was all great to watch.
However, some players who were carrying huge expectations ended up disappointing one and all. They definitely didn’t perform up to their potential and were a complete turn off for the fans. They let their team down at critical junctures of the match. Here is an XI of those players who didn’t live up to the expectations.
Flop XI of the series
1. Shimron Hetmyer
There was a lot of talk about Shimron Hetmyer before the start of the T20I series. This bloke had a great CPL as well as the ODI series against India and stakes were high. With the IPL auction around, many expected him to prove what he is capable of and light up some fireworks.
However, despite all the big-hitting reputation that he has got, Hetmyer ended up being a huge disappointment. He threw away the starts that he got more often than not. In three games, he only managed to pile up 51 runs at an average of 17.
2. KL Rahul
In the absence of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul had a wonderful opportunity to bat at number three. He could have sealed his spot in the XI but had a poor outing on all the three occasions. He did play some glorious shots but failed terribly with his consistency.
The Karnataka batsman didn’t utilise the chance that he had and only scored 59 runs in three innings. His shot selection at times was questionable and went too hard after the bowlers for the liking of a player of his class. The 26-year-old will open the innings with Hetmyer in this flop XI.