World Cup: Role of all-rounders will be crucial

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21 May 2019

ICC World Cup 2019: All-rounders who can have maximum impact

The conditions in England and Wales during the ICC World Cup will aid batsmen at large.

However, even then the role of all-rounders will be crucial, especially at the death.

All-rounders bring balance in all the three departments and are expected to get their teams past the line.

Here we look at the all-rounders who can have maximum impact this term.

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell's maturity will help Australia

Glenn Maxwell's maturity will help Australia

Glenn Maxwell will look to be do the job for the Australian cricket team. He has become a consistent performer in ODI cricket.

In the last couple of years, Maxi has matured into a responsible cricketer.

He brings aggressiveness, can finish off close matches and is a handy off-spinner.

Further, Maxi is a safe fielder which makes him one of the most valuable players.

Hardik Pandya

India will rely heavily on Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is expected to be India's X factor in England.

The 25-year-old possesses several attributes and he is a complete package.

Pandya can easily clear the ropes and his ability to pick up wickets bodes well for India.

He had a successful IPL 2019 as he would be full of confidence.

Pandya is India's main asset and they will want him to fire.

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Chris Woakes

Woakes is the man for England

Woakes is the man for England

Chris Woakes holds the key for the Three Lions.

The experienced bowling all-rounder was exceptional in the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan (10 wickets).

Woakes brings balance and depth in this England team.

He is a pretty valuable customer with the bat in the lower middle order.

His cameos can help England. Woakes will have enough support from Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes.

Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladesh's go to player

Shakib Al Hasan will aim for consistency with both bat and ball.

The Bangladeshi veteran has been in fine form in recent times and scored runs in the ODIs against Ireland and West Indies.

The versatile cricketer can tie down batsmen with his spin and pick up wickets as well. Shakib's influence is huge and his performance can define his team's performance in 2019.

Neesham, Phehlukwayo are valuable players

New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham can be daunting for bowlers with his big hitting abilities. He is a crucial force for the Kiwis. Andile Phehlukwayo is another pace-bowling all-rounder that can make a mark in the World Cup for South Africa.

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