Flop XI of T20 World Cup 2022

This article covers all those 11 players, who could not make an impact in the World Cup.

Tejas RathiAuthor

Updated - 14 November 2022 11:10 AM


The T20 World Cup 2022 final saw England lifting their second T20 WC title by securing a clinical victory over Pakistan. It was a close contest among all the teams, trying to outperform themselves from their previous appearances. The experienced, as well as young players, did well to produce credible performances to entertain the crowd.

However, some players failed to cash in the right opportunity and contribute to their team and taste success with their presence. This article covers all those 11 players, who could not make an impact in the World Cup, irrespective of the team’s position in the T20 WC.

1. Rohit Sharma

 Rohit Sharma (1) 

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been struggling in the T20I this year, which was witnessed in the T20 World Cup 2022 as well. In the first game against Pakistan, he could contribute only 4, but returned with a knock of 53 against the Netherlands.

However, the knocks of 15, 2 and 15 against South Africa, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe confirmed his lost touch in the shortest format. In the semi-finals against England, Rohit took 28 balls to score 27, and finished with 116 runs in six games.

2. David Warner


The hero of the T20 WC 2021, David Warner looked off colour throughout the tournament which certainly was one of the reasons for Australia’s early exit. The southpaw garnered only 44 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 107.31.

He started the tournament by scoring 5 against New Zealand while following it up by scores of 11 and 3 against Sri Lanka and Ireland respectively. His could not convert his start against Afghanistan and perished for 25.

3. Temba Bavuma

 South Africa captain Temba Bavuma reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct 

The South African captain was out of form ahead of the T20 WC 2022, which continued in the tournament as well. His inability to provide a quick start resulted in the batters succumbing to pressure at the other end.

Only good knock of Bavuma came against Pakistan, wherein he slammed 36 off 19. He scored 70 runs in five innings, and certainly lacked that firepower with the willow to increase the tempo of the team during the powerplay.

4. Harry Brook


The young star made his name by contributing across all formats of domestic cricket. He then emerged as Player of the Tournament in the bilateral series against Pakistan. However, he was rather ordinary with his performances in the T20 WC.

Brook managed to score only 56 runs in five innings at a paltry strike rate of 96.55. He was criticized for his slow batting, which cost the team a game against Ireland. In the final, he garnered 20 off 23 balls.

5. Tristian Stubbs


The explosive batter, with his terrific ball-striking abilities, could not make it big in the T20 WC. Stubbs’s aura and dominating presence was missing, and he certainly lacked that confidence.

He garnered only 31 runs in three innings at an average of 100, with a top score of only 18 against Pakistan. The youngster certainly could not hold the team well in the middle overs and was dropped from the team in the last fixture as well.  

6. Liam Livingstone


Liam Livingstone was touted to be one of the finest performers for the England team. Although, the Three Lions secured a title victory, Livingstone could not contribute much to the team’s success. He scored only 55 runs in five innings at an average of 27.50 and took three wickets.

The key reason for his failure was Livingstone’s shot selection, which was holed out majorly near the boundary. In his bid to hit a big shot, the hard-hitter did not score much with the willow.

7. Shakib Al Hasan

 Shakib Al Hasan 

The Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan although had experience of playing in Australia, but failed big time to contribute to the team. On some occasions, the left-hander could not convert his starts, and also failed to secure enough breakthroughs for the team.

Shakib garnered only 44 runs in five games, with a top score of 23. He picked six wickets in five games, at a costly economy of 8.78 and had an average all-round performance in the tournament.

8. Axar Patel

 Axar Patel web 

Axar was drafted in as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the tournament. He did well in the bilateral series and got his due chances as well. However, the bowling all-rounder proved to be ineffective in most parts of the tournament.

In five games, Axar bagged only three wickets, with an economy of 8.62, and had the least wickets for the Men in Blue. Also, the 28-year-old could score only 9 runs in three innings with the bat.

9. Mitchell Starc


The left-arm speedster, Mitchell Starc failed to get going with his express pace and line-length. Barring one game against Ireland, wherein he conceded 43 and took two wickets, he looked ordinary with his performances.

Starc had three wickets in as many appearances at an economy of 8.50. Moreover, he was dropped from the team in the last Super 12 match against Afghanistan.  

10. Kagiso Rabada


Kagiso Rabada is one of the finest white-ball pacers for South Africa. His pace, accuracy and composure during crunch moments are second to none in the country. But, the pacer could not do well in the tournament and returned with only two wickets in five games.

Rabada returned wicket-less against India, wherein his teammates managed to secure breakthroughs. His figures against Pakistan read as 1/44 and 0/37, with both resulting in Proteas’ loss.

11. Mustafizur Rahman


Mustafizur Rahman underperformed with the ball, which did not help the team’s cause, especially in the middle overs. He managed to take only three wickets in five games at an average of 37.33, which is certainly below-par according to his standard.

Although Rahman was economical with a rate of 5.60, he could not pick up enough wickets to put pressure on the opposition. He returned wicket-less against India, South Africa and Netherlands. 


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