Best XI of the ICC World Cup 2019
The ICC World Cup 2019 finally came to an end on Sunday in an enthralling fashion. England won the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand via the strange rule of number of boundaries hit, despite both the match and the Super Over ending in a tie. Throughout the tournament, several players won our hearts. And here we present the best XI of the tournament.
Here is our pick
Best XI of the ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Kane Williamson (captain), Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Lockie Ferguson and Jofra Archer.
Rohit, Warner and Williamson form a brilliant top order
India's Rohit Sharma ended as the tournament's top run-scorer (648). The opening batsman smashed five centuries that included three successive tons. Australia's David Warner (647) needs to be lauded for putting up a heroic show after a 12-month ban. New Zealand's Kane Williamson (578) gets the nod at number three. He is also the captain of this team. Williamson's leadership attributes helped Kiwis throughout.
Stokes, Shakib power this powerful middle order
England's Joe Root (556 runs) had a terrific campaign both as a batsman and a fielder. The stylish Root was consistent and provides the cushion. Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan stole the show with 606 runs and 11 wickets. He is the side's premier all-rounder. England's hero Ben Stokes had a defining campaign (468 runs and seven scalps). He won the trophy for England.
Carey is the wicket-keeper batsman of this side
Australia's Alex Carey fills in as the wicket-keeper batsman. The 27-year-old showed glimpses of the legendary Adam Gilchrist. He was consistent and grabbed the opportunities. With 375 runs, Carey trumped the other contenders to feature in this side.
A champion four-man pace attack on offer
Mitchell Starc leads the quartet. The Aussie star (27 scalps) was terrific once again. England's 24-year-old Jofra Archer (20 scalps) showed his skills and ability to handle pressure. India's Jasprit Bumrah was a star act. He ruled at the death in CWC 19. New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson (21 scalps) produced class as well. He stood out and was the game-changer.