TOP 10 USELESS CRICKETERS
You might have come across articles, which talks about the best cricketers, captain, and coaches in the world. But, you should that everything you see or observe has a relative perspective. Best can be defined only when you know the worst. Therefore, here we bring you the names of those cricketers who you might not want to praise for their overall performance in the sport of cricket.
Cricket is a sport and thus revolves around technical points to judge or review a particular player’s performance. So, a player has to prove themselves worthy of being chosen to represent their country, but this list will include all those names whose names and actions didn’t go well to be a member of international cricket.
Here is the list of top 10 useless cricketers of all time:
- Michael Carberry
- Steven Smith
- Shoaib Malik
- Ishant Sharma
- Jehan Mubarak
- Henry Davis
- Chris Martin
- Glenn McGrath
- Pawan Negi
- Andrew Symonds
Let us now get to know about them in detail and understand the reason why they are famous as useless cricketers:
1. Michael Carberry
Michael Carberry is a professional cricket player associated with a champion team of England and is a left-hand opening batsman, and is often regarded as the weakest link in the team. He made it to the team is something we don’t want to question anything about, as he made it through by having a good record at the first-class level, but after continuing to disappoint, why is he still on the team is actually something which is questionable.
The player cannot stand at all where Joe Root and Nick Compton are there as openers to rock the match.
2. Steven Smith
Steven Smith is an Australian player for international cricket is also regarded as the Poor man’s Shane Warne and is presently serving as the vice-captain for the Australian national Cricket team. The player started his career as a leg-break bowler and eventually landed into batting.
3. Shoaib Malik
The player was a former captain for the Pakistan national cricket team and served his term of captaincy from 2007 to 2009. He once has been called someone who can’t bat, can’t bowl, or can’t field by Ian Smith, a wicketkeeper hailing from the New Zealand team. Although the above statement is not entirely true as the player is one excellent fielder, a cricketer should be doing well in all the ground departments, be it batting, bowling, or fielding. He never did much justice to the other two departments of the cricket ground, that is, bowling and batting.
When he was serving as the captain for the Pakistan national cricket team, during that phase, also he didn’t do much in the batting section, never really topped into it.
4. Ishant Sharma
Some people and experts suggest that Ishant Sharma is an overrated player. However, this player has improved a lot in a few years and finally has managed to take some wickets for the team. A few years back, the player was trolled a lot for his bowling and is now playing test matches for India. One thing that makes him a star, being overrated that after facing criticism in the initial years, he worked on his skills and practiced a lot to come up to the position he is holding today.
Sometimes, in ODI cricket, he initially does well during his powerplay but eventually gets trashed as he does not maintain the line and length throughout the over he plays.
What many find irritating about his bowling is that he can manage it well into his over by giving the batsman from the opponent team five great balls, where it becomes almost difficult for the opponent player to score well. Still, one bowl he delivers in an over of him is so bad that it manages to score a thrilling six for the opponent batsman.
5. Jehan Mubarak
This player hails from the South African national team for cricket but is also known as the only cricketer in the team born in the United States of America. His talent and hard work made him register his name into the team for test cricket, but despite having everything in abundance, this player has not managed to make it big. With all the talent and hard work, the player has still not won anything big for the country.
6. Henry Davis
Usually, when this player from the South African national cricket team enters the grounds. He is not very welcomed as the commentators will start talking about the reputation he has, but it does not go on for a longer time, as the player, as soon as he enters the ground, also moves out.
Many experts suggest that this player is not a batsman, but one wicket that he manages to take in the T20 ticket will not make him the bowler.
7. Chris Martin
This player from the New Zealand team will definitely win the bid if someone asks that who the worst tests batsman is currently. This player is possibly the last batsman specializing in this format of the game. He is that one player from the team who is known for his legendary skills of worst batting and is someone who literally has reached two or double figures for just once in his career, that too against Bangladesh in the year 2008.
8. Glenn McGrath
This player is outstanding at bowling, and the stats would give you a clear picture of that claim, but when it comes to batting. This player just doesn’t fit in. Although, his bowling could leave you speechless as he is a clear legend in it. It is difficult for an Indian to forget this guy, as he is the one who took the wicket for the Master Blaster of International Cricket, the one, and only Sachin Tendulkar in the World Cup Final in the year 2003.
9. Pawan Negi
Many find this player exorbitantly obscure, apart from being selected for the Indian Squads for Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments out of nowhere. Pawan Negi has not yet won any awards of significance.
10. Andrew Symonds
Sometimes, it is not just your game that makes you the worst player, but also your attitude or nature towards the fellow player who can make you the bad boy of all times. Andrew Symonds is a player in cricket who is regarded as the most controversial player and is less known for his gaming skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who is known as the worst among the Worst cricketers in the world?
A. Chris Martin.
Cricket is a sport that makes you invest more and more of yourself and your talent into representing your country on an international platform. In countries like India, Cricket is far more than just a sport and is more of a feeling. It is essential for the players associated with the sports to perform well in the overall formats of the cricket ground to make the world recognize your talent and praise your gaming skills. According to us, the names mentioned earlier were the worst players of cricket. If you disagree, please write to us, it would be great to know better.