Players who have made an impact with their performances in World Cup 2019
We have reached the half-way stage in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
There are several players who have stepped up and produced the goods for their team in the journey. We have witnessed some fascinating shows on the field that deserve special attention.
Here we look at five players who have taken the 2019 World Cup by storm.
Shakib Al Hasan has been Bangladesh’s most lethal weapon
The decision to back Shakib Al Hasan at number three has proved to be a masterstroke.
Credit goes to the management for promoting him up the order. The all-rounder has been tremendous with 384 runs under his belt. He has smashed two centuries and the same number of the fifties in four matches. He has also taken five wickets to help Bangladesh in CWC19.
Rohit Sharma has taken his game to another level
Team India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma has dominated the ODI circuit since a while now.
The senior cricketer’s maturity and ability to play long innings has helped India.
Rohit has been in commanding form with two match-winning centuries against South Africa and Pakistan respectively. He also scored a gritty 57 against Australia. With 319 runs from three matches, Rohit is dominating the proceedings.
Joe Root’s consistency makes him a standout player
Joe Root has been a phenomenal force for England and his consistency makes him a standout player. The stylish right-handed batsman has amassed 367 runs from five matches. He has scored two tons and an equal number of fifties so far.
Every time he walks out to bat, there is a sense of composure in him to lead the charge for England.
Mitchell Starc has been a match-winner for Australia
Mitchell Starc was superb for champions Australia in the previous edition of the World Cup. He took 22 wickets and helped his side emerge triumphantly.
This time as well, Starc has been dominant. With 13 wickets under his bag, the left-arm speedster stood out against West Indies and Pakistan.
Australia have used Starc well as he has delivered a breakthrough whenever called up.
Jofra Archer has performed superbly with the ball
England may be dominating the headlines with their consistent batting performance, but with the ball, pacer Jofra Archer has been putting in the shift.
Archer, who made his England debut in May, has clocked impressive speeds. He has bowled with a lot of pace and energy, besides claiming wickets.
Archer has taken 12 wickets already and is England’s go to bowler.
Amir, Finch deserve special mention
Mohammad Amir (13 wickets) has bowled his heart out for an unimpressive Pakistani outfit. Amir has stood out with some fine spells. Australia’s opening batsman Aaron Finch has dictated the show with the bat. The Aussie skipper has amassed 343 runs already.