10 prominent cricketers who fared poorly in the ICC World Cup

Updated: May 29, 2019, 11:18 IST
  • 10 prominent cricketers who fared poorly in the ICC World Cup

    Nathan Astle: The former Kiwi opener began his World Cup journey with a hundred against England at Ahmedabad in the first match of the 1996 World Cup. But, Astle's World Cup record ended up being rather pathetic. In 22 games, he managed only 403 runs at an average of 20.15 with two hundreds and one fifty. Astle registered five ducks in the World Cup. Pic/AFP

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    Inzamam-ul-Haq: He had such a fantastic start to his World Cup in 1992, but couldn't carry the momentum into subsequent tournaments. Inzamam played 35 World Cup games, and scored 717 runs at a disappointing average of 23.90. He never scored a World Cup hundred. Inzamam has four fifties to his name, but as many ducks. Pic/AFP

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    Chris Cairns: The former New Zealand all-rounder did not have a memorable time playing in the World Cup, especially with the ball. In 28 matches, he only picked up 18 scalps while averaging 41.94 with a best of 3 for 19. Cairns did better with the bat, averaging 32.31 with a highest of 60. Pic/AFP

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    K Srikkanth: He was India's top-scorer in the 1983 final. However, his record shows that Srikkanth struggled in the World Cup. In 23 matches, he made 521 runs averaging under 24. Srikkanth only managed two half-centuries in the World Cup, and was dismissed without scoring four times. Pic/AFP

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    Andrew Flintoff: England's showman did not set the stage on fire as far his batting in the World Cup was concerned. In 18 games, he only totaled 263 runs at an average of 18.78. Flintoff crossed the fifty mark only once during his World Cup career, and was out for zero thrice. He fared better with the ball, claiming 23 wickets at an average of 23.21. Pic/AFP

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    Ijaz Ahmed: One of the linchpins of Pakistan's batting in the 90s, Ahmed couldn't get his act together in the most coveted one-day tournament. In 29 World Cup games between 1987 and 1999, he managed only 516 runs at a poor average of 23.45 with four half-centuries. Ahmed was dismissed for a duck five times in the World Cup. Pic/AFP

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    Harbhajan Singh: He may have been part of India's 2011 World Cup-winning squad, but in 21 matches, the off-spinner only claimed 20 wickets at an average of 40.40 and a disappointing strike rate of 57.7. Pic/AFP

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    Bruce Reid: The former left-arm medium pacer from Australia had a short but fruitful one-day career. He didn't make much of an impact in the World Cup though. In 14 World Cup games, he only managed nine wickets at a shocking average of 56.88 with a best of 2 for 38

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    Alistair Campbell: The former Zimbabwe skipper never quite lived up to his reputation of a talented batsman, and his World Cup record is even more embarrassing. In 19 games, Campbell managed merely 281 runs at an average of 16.52. He made one half-century while being dismissed for a duck three times. Pic/AFP

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    Nuwan Kulasekara: Once the number one ODI bowler in the world, Kulasekara went on to slip in the rankings. In eight World Cup games, he has only claimed five wickets at an average of 48.80, three of them coming in one match. Pic/AFP

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About The Gallery

The World Cup is the biggest platform for any cricketer to exhibit his talent. And, while many utilised the big stage to turn heroes, some others failed to make an impact. As the prestigious World Cup 2019 begins on May 30, we take a look at some stars who failed to shine on the big stage

 

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