World Cup 2019: Underperforming XI of the tournament
- This list includes the likes of Martin Guptill, the Australian duo of Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell among others.
The tournament was a treat to watch for the cricket fans all around the world as they witnessed some fantastic cricket on all fronts by some of the best talent all across the globe.
However, there were a lot of disappointing performances as well. There were a number of players who failed to live up to the expectations for their respective teams.
These players were extremely crucial for their team's chances of winning the tournament and their poor performance could be pin-pointed as one of the low points in their respective teams' campaign.
Here is an XI consisting of players who underperformed in World Cup 2019.
Openers - Martin Guptill, Fakhar Zaman
Martin Guptill was the leading run-getter of World Cup 2015. However, this time around he failed to create the magic again. Guptill had a horrendous World Cup 2019 with things just going from bad to worse.
His poor form could be attributed to the team's inconsistent run throughout the competition. New Zealand were always under the pump after losing Guptill early in the innings as the opener scored a paltry 186 runs in 10 games at a poor average of 20.66.
Fakhar Zaman would have come to England with happy memories from the 2017 Champions trophy where he stunned India in the finals with a sensational ton and announced himself on the World stage.
His career took off from the game on as he also became the fastest batman to reach the 1000 ODI run-mark. However, inconsistency has dented Zaman's form in the last 12 months but it did not affect his selection into the World Cup squad.
Despite being backed at the top, the 29-year-old struggled to get going in the tournament. In eight matches, Fakhar amassed just 186 runs with a mediocre average of 23.25 with just a solitary fifty.
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