The account of field cricket is over. Now it’s time to settle the account like everyone else outside the field. Who will play whom where? What will the combination be? How many spinners will be in the eleven? The parties were busy with these for more than one and a half months. Now it is the turn of cricket analysts and spectators outside the field to make their own World Cup XI.
Less than 24 hours after the end of the tournament, the International Cricket Council – ICC announced the ICC Team of the Tournament. India dominates here as well, showing dominance throughout the tournament. All six names of the XI are in their possession. There are the expected names. However, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Netherlands, England surprised no cricketer from Afghanistan.
The selection panel for this XI consisted of Ian Bishop, Shane Watson, female commentator Kass Naidu, ICC General Manager Wasim Khan and Indian journalist Sunil Vaidya.
Team India captain and opener Rohit Sharma is in the opening position. Rohit broke himself and scored 597 runs at 54.27 in 11 innings. That is the second highest in the tournament. Strike rate 125.94. A century and three half-centuries next to the name.
Rohit’s opening partner is Proteas opener and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. He scored the third highest 594 runs with the bat at an average of 59.40 at a strike rate of 107.02. He also took the gloves with 19 catches and nine stumpings. Scored four centuries.
Virat scored 765 runs in a World Cup with the bat at number three. Three centuries were accompanied by six fifties. His batting average was 95.62 and strike rate was 90.31. Also 5 catches and one wicket. Man of the tournament.
The highest 11 catches and 552 runs in fielding has been given to the fourth place to the Kiwi batsman Darryl Mitchell. He scored two centuries and two fifties with an average of 69 and a strike rate of 111.06.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Lokesh Rahul, who scored 452 runs at an average of 75.33, is in the XI. He played an important role in the middle order to take India to the final.
Ajid’s road to the semis was smoothed by Maxwell’s epic double century innings. He also scored a 40-ball century against the Dutch for the fastest century in the World Cup. 150.37 strike rate with the bat and 66.66 at an average of 400 runs. He took seven wickets with the ball. The sixth position is therefore allotted to him.
Ravindra Jadeja is at number seven. He scored 120 runs with the bat at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 101.69. Played a match-winning unbeaten innings of 39 runs against New Zealand. He took 16 wickets with the ball. He took seven catches in the fielding.
The leader of the pace attack is Mohammad Shami. He was not in the eleven in the first four matches. Then he took the team to the final with 23 wickets in six innings. He took seven wickets in the semi. Total 24 wickets in seven innings. Which is the highest in the tournament. Bowling average 10.70 strike rate 12.20. Five wickets three times. Four wickets once.
Another Indian Jasprit Bumrah has made it to this XI by taking 20 wickets. He took the maximum four wickets once. Was consistent. Average 18.65.
Another pacer in this XI is Lankan Dilshan Madhushanka. In the World Cup, this left-handed pacer took 21 wickets in 9 innings. Five wickets and four wickets once.
The remaining cricketer in this XI is the leg-spinner Adam Zampa. Whose role was crucial in Ajid’s title win. He took 23 wickets in 11 innings. He took four wickets three times. The twelfth cricketer is Proteas young star Gerald Coetzee. His victim was 20 wickets in eight innings.