Top 5 Under performing players Cricket WC’19
By – Sagar Mhatre
We saw some outstanding performances from few players in this world cup who took this edition to new heights. Players like Shakib Al Hasan, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Rohit Sharma, Mitchell Starc were brilliant in this world cup. But few players disappointed us with their performance in this World Cup, probably being one of their final editions.
Expections were quite high from them, but they did not perform well in this world cup. Here are the 5 under performing players in this world cup:
1. Andre Russell:
Expected Man of the tournament Andre Russel failed with both bat and ball. He won the man of tournament in IPL and everyone had high expectations from him. However, we could only see a flop show by Andre Russel in this world cup. He bowled well but his batting performance was horrible. He threw away his wicket most of the times he came to bat. His knee injury hurted him a lot in this world cup which made ruled him out eventually. Andre Russel scored 36 runs off 4 innings and managed to get 5 wickets.
2. Kagiso Rabada:
Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada are undoubtedly one of the best fast bowlers in the world currently in all three formats. Many of them performed brilliantly in this world cup, but South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada did not perform well in this world cup. Kagiso Rabada’s poor bowling was one of the main reasons of South Africa’s failure in this world cup. Rabada failed to takes wickets which hurt South Africa’s chances as he was only able to get 8 wickets in 7 matches.
3. Martin Guptill:
Martin Guptill was 2015 World Cup’s leading runs scorer. New Zealand opening pair totally under performed this World Cup, and reason behind that is Martin Guptill’s early dismissals. New Zealand Qualified for semi final without Martin Guptill’s much of help, so their is still chance for Martin Guptill to prove himself. He has scored only 166 runs in 8 innings.
4. Rashid Khan:
Afghanistan did not win any match in this world cup. Afghanistan depended on Rashid Khan, but Rashid Khan was way too ordinary in this world cup with the ball. The way Rashid Khan performed all over the world in T20 leagues, Afghanistan badly needed Rashid Khan in this world cup, but Rashid Khan couldn’t play any match winning role and his downfall hurt Afghanistan very badly. Rashid could have been the star of Afghanistan’s succesful campaign, which did not capitalise in the end. He managed to take only 6 wickets in 9 matches.
5. Fakhar Zaman:
Pakistan 2017 Champions Trophy hero Fakhar Zaman failed miserably in this world cup. Huge expectations were kept from Zaman, as he is called a big match player by Pakistan fans. However, Pakistan troubled to get good start every time in this world cup and main reason was Fakhar Zaman. Pakistan is now out of the world cup and Pakistan fans have already demanded for Fakhar Zaman to be dropped.