Prior to the start of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, teams like England, India, and West Indies were labelled as the favourites to lift the title. However, all three teams are now eliminated from the title race.
India and West Indies couldn’t make a top-two finish in the Super 12 stage, while England lost to New Zealand in the first semi-final on Thursday.
The Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 saw some terrific performances both with the bat and ball. However, several players failed to live up to the expectations and endured disappointing performances. On that note, here’s a look at the Flop XI of the Super 12 stage in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Flop XI Of The Super 12 Stage
Openers: Chris Gayle and Quinton de Kock
Out of the five matches played in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, there wasn’t a single occasion when South Africa didn’t lose a wicket in the power play. South Africa got the worst possible starts in all the matches. Their designated opener, Quinton de Kock failed to get the team off to solid starts at the top. He got out on low scores on almost all occasions. In 4 matches, he managed to score only 69 runs at an average of 17.25.
Universal Boss, Chris Gayle, who was, apparently, playing his last ICC tournament, couldn’t entertain either. There is no denying that he looks a shadow of his former self. The southpaw didn’t make an impact in a single game in the tournament. In 5 matches, he managed to score only 45 runs at an average of 9.