CLT20 2014: Flops XI
There is no denying that every tournament brings success and failure in equal measure. While match winners receive acclaim and appreciation, the ones who failed at any tournament will be critised for their lack of performances. Here we list out a team out of the underperformers from the recently concluded Champions League T20 2014.Note 1: The motive of this post was not to throw stones at the underachievers.Note 2: The players who were involved in three or more matches excluding the qualifiers are taken into consideration.
#1 Morne van Wyk (c) (wk) - Dolphins
The Protean side was let down by the wicket-keeper batsman everytime as he was unable to shoulder the responsibility of guiding the innings at the top. Being a side that is heavily reliant on the attacking right-hander, the former South African international only managed a couple of 30s from four innings where the team looked up to him for inspiration.
The failures of Tim Paine and Dwayne Smith were largely overshadowed by their teammates’ abundant firepower lower down the order that Dolphins lacked. Cameron Delport as the young opening partner of van Wyk misses out from the Worst XI owing to his strike rate of 280, albeit scoring just 42 runs in four innings.
Considering the fact that the Dolphins failed to win a single game, the 35-year-old graciously qualifies as captain for our team.