2020 wasn’t a year which many unfolded as per expectations. And cricket in 2020 was no different either. There were many promising players who flattered to deceive while there were others who disappointed big time. Even though there was little action but that served as an indicator that how the players fared this year. Stumpsandbails brings you a combined Flop XI of all three formats in 2020.
#1 Tom Banton
Tom Banton is billed as the next big star of England cricket. But 2020 certainly wasn’t his year. He played 5 ODI’s and could muster only 134 runs at a disappointing average of 26.80. While in T20I cricket too, he failed to set the stage on fire. Banton scored 149 runs from 6 T20I innings in 2020. He has age on his side as he is just 22 and he will be looking at 2021 to make up for the average year he had in 2020.
#2 Tom Blundell
It looks as is 2020 wasn’t kind on players who went by the name, Tom. Tom Blundell had a pretty bad year too in 2020 as he couldn’t work his magic in the limited appearances he made for New Zealand. He could score just 186 runs in 9 Test innings averaging a paltry 23.25. Blundell failed to impress even in ODIs as he could score just 31 runs in 2 innings.
#3 D’Arcy Short
The explosive Australian batsman, D’Arcy Short couldn’t make 2020 a memorable year for himself. He played 3 T20I’s wherein he could score just 50 runs at an average of 16.67. While he had a significantly better ODI outing yet it wasn’t something magical. Short scored 128 runs in 4 ODI innings averaging 32 in the process.
#4 Alex Carey
Alex Carey had made rapid strides in 2019. He impressed one and all with his skills in the 50-over World Cup in 2019. But Carey’s stocks have dwindled rapidly since then. He had a very ordinary 2020. He scored 51 runs in 5 T20I games averaging a low 10.2. Carey’s returns in the ODI’s was nothing much to talk about apart from that exceptional century against England. He averaged 28.7 in ODI’s this year while scoring 287 runs in 10 matches.
#5 Moeen Ali
He was once a vital cog of England’s team across all formats. But 2020 is a year which Ali would love to forget in a hurry. Ali could amass just 32 runs in his 4 ODI outings. While in the T20I’s he scored a below par 157 runs in 9 innings. He will be looking at 2021 for redemption.
#6 Roston Chase
Roston Chase showed a lot of promise leading upto 2020. But this year was quite indifferent to Chase. He played 10 innings and averaged 17.4. In the ODI format too, Chase failed to deliver. He could score just 83 runs in 5 ODIs at a low average of 20.6 and even his strike rate hovered around the 80’s.
#7 Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh has forever suffered owing to injuries and he would like to put 2020 well behind him. The allrounder played 7 ODI’s scoring 187 runs at a middling average of 26.71. In T20I cricket too he failed to impress. He could score just 83 runs in 4 innings at an average of 27.67.
#8 Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is a gun bowler, there is no 2 ways about it. But in the ODI format in 2020, he was well below his best. And that too would be an understatement as Bumrah had poor returns. Bumrah picked up 5 wickets in 9 ODI’s at an average of 96.40 and a strike rate 102.80.
#9 Hamish Bennett
His unusual action notwithstanding, Hamish Bennett had a terrible 2020. In 7 T20Is Bennett could just pickup 6 wickets at an average of 40. In the ODIs too, Bennett failed miserably as he averaged close to 33 while conceding runs at an economy rate of 6.86.
#10 Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the key assets of India’s limited-overs setup. The leg-spinner played 9 T20I matches in 2020 but could pick up just 7 wickets. In ODI’s too Chahal had a year to forget. He averaged 37.86 with the ball while his economy was high too at 6.79.
#11 Tom Curran
England’s up and coming pacer, Tom Curran had a pretty bad year. He played 7 ODI’s and averaged a whopping 261 with the ball. To make matters worse, his strike rate was a humongous 306. His T20I form wasn’t great either he conceded runs at an economy rate of 9.85 while averaging 39.40 with the ball.