Success usually follows his failures before the pattern is repeated all over again. So there's a good chance he'll bat relatively well in at least one of the two games in the tournament proper.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)