Flops XI of World T20 2014 , They came, they saw, they faltered

Shane Watson: 7 runs, strike-rate 43.75; 3 wickets, economy-rate 7.85 He began the 2012 World T20 with four Man-of-the-Match awards in succession. Here, Watson's highest score was 4. In 2012, Watson slammed 19 fours and 15 sixes. Here, he managed just one four all tournament

Shane Watson: 7 runs, strike-rate 43.75; 3 wickets, economy-rate 7.85
He began the 2012 World T20 with four Man-of-the-Match awards in succession. Here, Watson’s highest score was 4. In 2012, Watson slammed 19 fours and 15 sixes. Here, he managed just one four all tournament

Martin Guptill: 47 runs, strike-rate 81.03 He was entrusted with the task of propelling the innings early on, but it was a job he couldn't carry out. Dawdling innings of 11, 22, 9 and 5 meant New Zealand rarely began their innings in top gear

Martin Guptill: 47 runs, strike-rate 81.03
He was entrusted with the task of propelling the innings early on, but it was a job he couldn’t carry out. Dawdling innings of 11, 22, 9 and 5 meant New Zealand rarely began their innings in top gear

Mohammad Hafeez: 55 runs, strike-rate 13.75; 1 wicket, economy-rate 6.30 Had a reasonable time with the ball, but didn't make a single major contribution with the bat. In the must-win game against West Indies, with the top order floundering, he scratched together a 32-ball 19 as Pakistan slid towards defeat. Resigned as T20 captain soon after

Mohammad Hafeez: 55 runs, strike-rate 13.75; 1 wicket, economy-rate 6.30
Had a reasonable time with the ball, but didn’t make a single major contribution with the bat. In the must-win game against West Indies, with the top order floundering, he scratched together a 32-ball 19 as Pakistan slid towards defeat. Resigned as T20 captain soon after

Marlon Samuels: 86 runs, strike-rate 81.13; 3 wickets, economy-rate 6.95 Another player who had an acceptable time with the ball, but failed with the bat. Played one of the great T20 innings against Sri Lanka in the 2012 World T20 final, but against the same opponents in the semi-finals this time, he consumed 29 balls for 18 runs even as the asking-rate rocketed out of control

Marlon Samuels: 86 runs, strike-rate 81.13; 3 wickets, economy-rate 6.95
Another player who had an acceptable time with the ball, but failed with the bat. Played one of the great T20 innings against Sri Lanka in the 2012 World T20 final, but against the same opponents in the semi-finals this time, he consumed 29 balls for 18 runs even as the asking-rate rocketed out of control

Yuvraj Singh: 100 runs, strike-rate 98.03; 0 wickets, economy-rate 13 The man who was the driving force behind India's two world titles had a disastrous campaign, barring the dead rubber against Australia. There were dropped catches, struggles with the bat in the league phase, but the torturous, momentum-draining 11-ball 21 in the final is the innings fans will remember. Is this the end of his India career?

Yuvraj Singh: 100 runs, strike-rate 98.03; 0 wickets, economy-rate 13
The man who was the driving force behind India’s two world titles had a disastrous campaign, barring the dead rubber against Australia. There were dropped catches, struggles with the bat in the league phase, but the torturous, momentum-draining 11-ball 21 in the final is the innings fans will remember. Is this the end of his India career?

Shoaib Malik: 52 runs, strike-rate 100 Not many understood the reasoning behind picking Malik in the squad, and over the course of the tournament, he didn't show any reason to continue being picked over younger contenders. He couldn't provide the thrust late in the innings against India, or the stability after early wickets in the West Indies match. Didn't bowl

Shoaib Malik: 52 runs, strike-rate 100
Not many understood the reasoning behind picking Malik in the squad, and over the course of the tournament, he didn’t show any reason to continue being picked over younger contenders. He couldn’t provide the thrust late in the innings against India, or the stability after early wickets in the West Indies match. Didn’t bowl

Dinesh Chandimal: 12 runs, strike-rate 133.33 Began the tournament as Sri Lanka's captain despite a pedestrian record in the Twenty20 format. That meant he hardly got a chance in the middle as he kept being pushed down the order. He was suspended for the final league match, and Sri Lanka found a better value replacement in Lahiru Thirimanne. Chandimal was then dropped/decided to opt out for the final stages of a victorious campaign

Dinesh Chandimal: 12 runs, strike-rate 133.33
Began the tournament as Sri Lanka’s captain despite a pedestrian record in the Twenty20 format. That meant he hardly got a chance in the middle as he kept being pushed down the order. He was suspended for the final league match, and Sri Lanka found a better value replacement in Lahiru Thirimanne. Chandimal was then dropped/decided to opt out for the final stages of a victorious campaign

Tim Southee: 0 runs; 3 wickets, economy rate 11.50 Has grown to become a key member of New Zealand's attack in Tests and ODIs, but Southee showed he has work to do in the T20 format. In the first two games he played, he leaked 46 runs each, the most expensive of his side's specialist bowlers in both matches. He then lost his place to Trent Boult, who gave away about half the runs Southee did.

Tim Southee: 0 runs; 3 wickets, economy rate 11.50
Has grown to become a key member of New Zealand’s attack in Tests and ODIs, but Southee showed he has work to do in the T20 format. In the first two games he played, he leaked 46 runs each, the most expensive of his side’s specialist bowlers in both matches. He then lost his place to Trent Boult, who gave away about half the runs Southee did.

Morne Morkel: 0 runs; 2 wickets, economy-rate 11.50 One of the senior bowlers in South Africa's outfit, he went to pieces in the match against New Zealand, though Dale Steyn rescued the game with a stunning final over. The Mornzilla that tormented Australian batsman in the recent Tests was nowhere in sight

Morne Morkel: 0 runs; 2 wickets, economy-rate 11.50
One of the senior bowlers in South Africa’s outfit, he went to pieces in the match against New Zealand, though Dale Steyn rescued the game with a stunning final over. The Mornzilla that tormented Australian batsman in the recent Tests was nowhere in sight

Jade Dernbach: 3 wickets, economy-rate 11.00 Already the record-holder for the worst economy rate among those who have bowled at least 1000 balls in ODIs, Dernbach completed an unwanted double by equalling the record for the highest economy rate among those who have bowled 300 balls in T20Is. Remains a punching bag for batsmen, and a punchline for cricket humourists

Jade Dernbach: 3 wickets, economy-rate 11.00
Already the record-holder for the worst economy rate among those who have bowled at least 1000 balls in ODIs, Dernbach completed an unwanted double by equalling the record for the highest economy rate among those who have bowled 300 balls in T20Is. Remains a punching bag for batsmen, and a punchline for cricket humourists

Brad Hogg: 3 runs, strike-rate 100; 0 wickets, economy rate 9.66 He's 43 years old and it showed in Australia's opening game, where he didn't make an impact with the ball and was tardy in the field. In a tournament dominated by spinners, the lack of quality tweakers was among Australia's glaring weaknesses

Brad Hogg: 3 runs, strike-rate 100; 0 wickets, economy rate 9.66
He’s 43 years old and it showed in Australia’s opening game, where he didn’t make an impact with the ball and was tardy in the field. In a tournament dominated by spinners, the lack of quality tweakers was among Australia’s glaring weaknesses