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Finally, an entire year of cricketing action comes to an end and I bring to you the Flop Test XI of the year. All Test matches in 2013 have been taken into account except the two Boxing Day Tests that are going to be underway tomorrow. Minimum criterion for the cricketers has been restricted to at least seven matches in the year.
So hold your couch and prepare yourself for the worst team of the year.
Phil Hughes (Australia)
Matches – 7
Innings – 14
Runs – 351
Average – 27.00
Highest – 87
The recent exploits by the Australian team in the Ashes may have put them in a far more comfortable situation than they were during their tour of India few months back, but one man who is still finding it difficult to gain ground is poor Phil Hughes. The strike-rate of 49.85 in 7 Tests is a direct testimony to his struggles this season. Watching him play the wrong line to the Indians was a pity and everyone wanted him to escape misery and return to the pavilion as early as possible. If three ducks in 14 innings doesn’t tell you the entire story, nothing can.