5 out of form players who are a cause of concern for their teams

T20 cricket is an extremely unpredictable format, with the game changing in the blink of an eye. The performances of a few key players may cause concern for some of the best teams.

1) Eoin Morgan – The southpaw’s form has recently deteriorated. He has also not made an impact for KKR as a lower-order batsman. Morgan has only 124 runs to his credit in 14 games. His strike percentage is also low, with a 102.47 percent success rate. The absence of quick runs may start to worry England’s management, given he is the team’s most important middle-order player.

2) Hardik Pandya – Pandya did not get to bowl a single over throughout the IPL’s UAE leg, which lasted five games. During the recent limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, the MI all-rounder returned to bowl. During the IPL, he was kept out of the vital middle overs and despite his questionable form, he was chosen in the T20 WC squad.

3) David Miller – He is one of South Africa’s most seasoned batters in the T20 World Cup, but hasn’t been at his best. The southpaw has shown flashes of brilliance in a couple T20I matches against Ireland and Sri Lanka, but his batting has not been as consistent as it once was. Miller’s runs are even more important for South Africa now that the squad is re-building and there aren’t many power hitters lower in the order.

4) David Warner – Warner’s and SRH’s fortunes began to deteriorate after they were eliminated from the IPL. In the eight games he pitched for SRH this season, the southpaw only managed to score 195 runs. Surprisingly, he struck at a strike rate of 107.73, well below his lifetime strike rate of 139.96. The Australian management must be concerned about his recent form.

5) Shadab Khan – Shadab, Pakistan’s all-rounder, has not made as much of an effect on the team as he would want. By his lofty standards, his numbers with the ball and bat this year are underwhelming. His recent efforts against England and the West Indies have been disappointing. Worse, management was hesitant to advance him up the chain of command.