World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the Tournament

first_imgRohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only 2 Indians in ICC’s World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament. Kane Williamson who led New Zealand to their 2nd World Cup final was named captain of the team while Alex Carey was appointed wicketkeeper.Rohit Sharma finished as the leading run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and became the only man to score 5 hundreds in a single World Cup. Bumrah, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians teammate, was the pick of India’s bowlers and finished with 18 wickets.Explosive England opener Jason Roy was named as Rohit’s opening partner. Roy scored 443 runs at a strike rate of 115.36 and played significant innings in a must-win game agaisnt India and the semi-final against Australia.Kane Williamson was described as the “bedrock of New Zealand’s batting right through the tournament”. Williamson was named Player of the Tournament for his astute leadership and scoring 578 runs in the 2019 World Cup. Kane Williamson named captain of World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament (Reuters Photo)England batting mainstay Joe Root, who scored 556 runs but failed to make an impact in a tense final, was also named in the ICC XI.Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was slotted in at No.5 after he starred with both bat and ball. He finished with 606 runs and 11 wickets in arguably one of the greatest World Cup performances of all time. Ben Stokes of England was the other all-rounder in the side. He stood tall with knocks of 82 not out and 89 not despite England’s batting collapse against Sri Lanka and Australia.advertisementAustralia’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey had a good tournament behind the stumps and with the bat. He scored 375 runs from 9 innings and made the cut ahead of some of the greatest wicketkeepers in the modern era.Carey’s Australia teammate Mitchell Starc was the other inclusion in the ICC XI. He finished with an all-time World Cup record of 27 wickets and was on fire throughout the 2019 World Cup barring the all important semi-final.Jofra Archer (England), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) and Bumrah made the rest of the XI while Trent Boult was named the 12th man in the side.ICC World Cup 2019 — Team of the TournamentRohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (captain), Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper)`, Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah12th man: Trent BoultCountry-wise breakup of ICC Team of the Tournament4 English players, 2 Indian players, 2 Australian players, 2 New Zealand players (including 12th man), 1 Bangladesh playerAlso Read | Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup finalAlso Read | Allah was with us: Eoin Morgan takes pride in diverse cultures in World Cup-winning England teamAlso Read | How New Zealand lost this game: World Cup 2019 final in Jofra Archer’s tweetsAlso See:last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *