Ishan Kishan In, Babar Azam Out- Flop T20I XI Of 2023

Published - 29 Dec 2023, 06:49 PM

Ishan Kishan in T20Is
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After the conclusion of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the focus has shifted back to T20Is with the forthcoming ICC T20I World Cup 2024. Hence, all the top teams are preparing to form their squads for the event, which will take place in the West Indies and the US in June next year.

Due to the World Cup, there was less T20I action in 2023. However, there were a few exciting games that enthralled cricket fans from around the world. Notably, many small countries witnessed a lot of T20I action. While some players managed to impress with their performances, there were a few others who came up with flop shows. Here we take a look at the flop T20I XI of 2023.

Flop T20I XI of 2023

Ibrahim Zadran

Ibrahim Zadran
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Ibrahim Zadran was one of the openers who gave a flop show in T20Is in 2023. The right-handed batsman slammed 149 runs across 8 games this year at an average of 21.28. He scored just 1 fifty across 8 matches. He also had a poor strike rate of 96.12 while batting.

Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan
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Dawid Malan was once a dangerous batter in the shortest format. However, the England batter struggled in 2023. In 7 matches, the left-handed batter piled up 144 runs averaging 20.57. He slammed 2 fifties and held a strike rate of just 102+.

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Will Young

Will Young
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Will Young is a top-order batter from New Zealand. He played 6 matches in 2023 and could only score 94 runs in total. His strike rate was 102.17. He scored a fifty in one game but got out cheaply in the other 5 matches. He is another player in the list of T20I flop XI of 2023.

Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi
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Rahul Tripathi made his international debut this year and played 5 games for India. He scored a 44-run knock in one game but failed in others. In 5 matches, he hit 97 runs in total at an average of 19.40. Due to his poor outing after his debut, he did not feature for the national team in the previous series against South Africa and Australia.

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Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw
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2023 was not a good year for Rilee Rossouw. The South Africa veteran played 3 T20I games this year. However, he could only score 68 runs in total averaging 22.66. Due to his poor show in the middle-order, South Africa replaced him with other batters. Rossouw was also absent from the squad in the recent series against India.

Ishan Kishan (WK)

Ishan Kishan
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Ishan Kishan played many matches for Team India this year. However, in the shortest format, the left-handed batsman gave a flop show. Since the start of 2023, Kishan played 11 T20I matches for India. He scored just 207 runs at an average of 18.81. Kishan scored fifty in two matches but failed to get decent knocks in other encounters.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan
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Shadab Khan also struggled in the shortest format this year. The Pakistan all-rounder played 8 T20I games in 2023. He scored 93 runs across 5 games averaging 18.60 and strike rate of 113+. The right-arm spinner got 6 wickets across 8 games at an average of 32.66.

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi
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Tabraiz Shamsi was a brilliant spinner for South Africa in ODI World Cup 2023. However, the left-arm spinner struggled in the shortest format in 2023. He played 6 matches and picked 5 wickets at a high economy of 9.75. He could not pick more than 1 wicket in any match.

Mark Wood

Mark Wood
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England pacer Mark Wood played just 1 T20I match in 2023. However, he was too expensive in that game. The right-arm pacer conceded 24 runs in the only over he bowled in that match, registering an economy of 12.0. As a result, England did not feature him in any T20I games this year.

Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson
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Lockie Ferguson played 5 T20I games this year. However, the New Zealand pacer could only get 3 wickets. He also emerged too costly at his economy of 10.68. Blackcaps kept him away from action in the shortest format this year.

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Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi
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Lungi Ngidi featured in 4 T20I games for South Africa in 2023. The right-arm pacer hunted 2 wickets across 4 matches at a high bowling average of 76.50. Ngidi also leaked runs at a high economy rate of 12.92.