Top Performers Of World Cup 2019
Thirty seven of the forty five matches of round one of ICC World Cup 2019 have whistled by. The intriguing contest has not yet separated top four from the rest of the group.
Other than reigning champion Australia no other team has assured its berth for the semi finals. In the meantime star performers have featured in the batting and bowling list.
The top 10 batsmen as of June 30 includes three Australians, two Indians, and two Bangladeshis, one each from New Zealand, England and Pakistan. There is none from South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Afghanistan in the list.
Top Ten Batsmen as on 30 June 2019
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||476|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||454|
15 players so far have taken 10 or more wickets in this world cup.
M Starc (24) and Pat Cummins (12) are from Australia, Shakib Al Hasan (10) , Mustafizur Rahman (10) and Mohammad Saifuddin (10) are from Bangladesh, Mohammad Amir (16) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (10) are from Pakistan, Lockie Ferguson (17) and Trent Boult (13) are from New Zealand, Chris Morris (12) and Imran Tahir (10) are from South Africa, Jofra Archer (16) and Mark Wood (13) are from England, Sheldon Cottrell (11) is from West Indies and Yuzvendra Chahal (10) is from India.
Player/Country Matches Overs Runs Wickets
|Mohammad Amir, Pakistan||7||66.0||327||16|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi|
|Yujavendra Chahal , India||5||44||241||10|
|Shakib Al Hasan||6||54||301||10|
It appears from above that 12 out of the 15 top performing bowlers are pacers bowling at mid-130 to 150 kmph. Only three Chahal, Shakib and Imran Tahir are spinners.
This gives an indication that teams having express pace bowlers like Australia, New Zealand, England fared well. Off Course India and Bangladesh having quality all round bowling strength and top performing batsmen are also in the reckoning.
As sun is shining and wicket getting dry spinners will be coming more and more into fore front giving India the edge.
Shakib the number one ranked all rounder in all formats with 476 runs and 10 wickets is on the way to become player of the tournament.
If Bangladesh qualifies to semi-finals Shakib has every opportunity to becoming highest scorer of the tournament and set new milestone as the most successful allrounder.