The ICC World Cup brings a unique opportunity for players to do something extraordinary for their country and perform so they can be remembered for years to come.
However, with all the eyes fixated on cricket’s biggest carnival, not everyone can fulfil their potential and thus fail at the big stage. This year’s mega-event also witnessed some of the world-class players who failed to showcase their talent.
Quinton de Kock
The South African wicket-keeper batsman was high on confidence coming into the tournament following his stellar Indian Premier League campaign with title-winners Mumbai Indians. The left-handed batsman had decent starts but was unable to convert those into big scores. He ended up as the third highest run-scorer for South Africa which was below-par considering his abilities.
The West-Indies opener, Chris Gayle was in good form coming into the World Cup with his good performances against England however, the prolific power-hitter failed to replicate the same for his team in the World Cup. The ‘Universe Boss’ only managed to score two fifties in the entire tournament with a total score of 242 runs in eight innings.
Rashid Khan came into this World Cup ranked second among the highest wicket-takers in the world over the last four years. However, his first ever World Cup turned into a nightmare when he conceded the worst figures in World Cup history. With a bowler of his calibre, he was only able to pick just six wickets with a horrible average of 69.33.