T10 League 2018: 5 flops of the tournament
The T10 League was not a perfect battle between the bat and ball but there definitely was quality in the contest.
Published - Dec 3, 2018 4:00 pm
Updated - Dec 3, 2018 4:00 pm
The second edition of the very intense T10 League has just ended with Northern Warriors beating Pakhtoons by 22 runs in the final. The tournament was contested superbly by all the teams and was followed by millions of fans worldwide. This season of the league was much more improved than the first one, last year, with players showing more maturity and playing with respect to the situation of the match more often.
The 2018 edition of the T10 league saw some players scoring runs in excess of 300, while some barely managed to get to 40. A few took as many as 18 wickets, while others were stuck on 2. It was not a perfect battle between the bat and ball but there definitely was quality in the contest.
The legend has it, that those who perform well are discussed more than those who don’t. So to change the things a bit, here we bring you the top 5 flops of the 2018 edition of T10 League:
1. Kamran Akmal
The discarded Pakistani opener came into this tournament on the back of an outstanding PSL season. A lot was expected from him, more so, because the players don’t have to worry about building the innings in this format. It’s all about going hammer and tongs from ball one, and his team would have expected him to do just that, but unfortunately for him, he failed to deliver.
There were moments, although very few, where fans thought maybe the senior Akmal just has broken the shackles with one good shot, but he somehow managed to crash those hopes to the ground in rather disappointing ways.
The 36-year-old, who played for Maratha Arabians this season, played seven matches for his team, in which he got five chances to bat. To his disadvantage, he scored just 43 runs at a minimal average of 8.60. His strike-rate wasn’t great either, as he struck the ball at just over 126.