As the World Cup is over now with England lifting the trophy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the team of the tournament.
Top performers in bowling and batting have made it to the 12-man squad released by world’s cricket governing body.
— ICC (@ICC) July 15, 2019
Here is the complete squad:
- Rohit Sharma: Right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma with scoring 648 runs in the tournament remains the top choice for an opener. The Indian batsman struck record five centuries in a single edition of cricket World Cup surpassing Kumar Sangakkara who scored four in CWC 15.
- Jason Roy: Roy held the opening slot of England and had scored 443 runs with a handsome strike rate of 115.36. He suits best to join Sharma as an opening batsman. The hard-hitting batsman knows how to make the most of first few overs of power play.
- Kane Williamson: With his captaincy skills, Williamson has been selected to lead the team of the World Cup 2019. He has also bagged best-player-of-the-tournament with scoring 578 runs at an average of 82.57.
- Joe Root: Root fills in as middle-order batsman in the team of the tournament due to his patience and calmness at the crease. Root (556 runs) finished the tournament on a high note with claiming the fifth position at the highest run scorer chart of the event.
- Shakib-Al-Hasan: Perfect choice as an all-rounder in the team. Shakib broke shackles and performed coming out of grooves. He became the only cricketer in the world to score over 500 runs and claim 10 wickets in a single edition of an ICC’s event.
- Ben Stokes: The hero of the final contest, Stokes is yet another perfect choice for all-rounder slot. Due to his tremendous ability in all three departments of the game, he got praises at every level. He scored 84 runs in the title decider contest at Lord’s on Sunday.
- Alex Carey: Carey fought hard for Australia in the semi-final against England with an injured chin. He drove his team to 116-3 from 14-3 while scoring fighting knock of 46 runs.
- Micthell Starc: No other option than Starc to lead the team’s pace attack. The left-arm threatning pacer claimed 27 wickets and broke yet another record. He surpassed Glenn McGrath (26 wickets) for taking most wickets in a single edition of world’s biggest cricket event.
- Jofra Archer: Archer showed courage to bowl the super over in such a tensed final contest. The 24-years-old bowler made it to the tournament’s team with bagging 20 wickets.
- Lockie Ferguson: His team has failed to finish on high but the right-arm pacer found his place in ICC’s team along with captain Kane Williamson. He put 21 wickets in his account.
- Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah surprised the world with his thrashing yorkers. He took 18 wickets in the tournament. The number one ODI bowler is the future star of India.
- Trent Boult: Boult’s last over in the final will be remembered for long as the left-arm pacer defended 15 runs to end the contest in a draw. He took 12 wickets in the tournament.