ICC Cricket World Cup came to a grand closure on Sunday in a historic final played at Lords Cricket Stadium in London.
It was Eoin Morgan-led England, who clinched their maiden World Cup title with a super-over win over New Zealand. Here are the top five batsman of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 who took the competition by storm and won the hearts of the millions watching the global event.
First in the list features competition’s leading run-scorer in Rohit Sharma, who played a big role in helping India top the league table in the preliminary stages. The opening batsman was in splendid form throughout the competition and finished with 648 runs at an average of 81.00 and at an spectacular strike-rate of 98.33. His best innings came against Pakistan in a World Cup game played at Manchester. He smashed 140 off 113 balls to see India register a comprehensive win over arch-rivals Pakistan.
Australia’s pugnacious opener, who delivered scintillating batting performances in this year’s Cricket World Cup. Left-hander was the second-highest run-scorer in the competition with 647 runs at an average of 71.88. He smashed three centuries and three half-centuries for Australia in this World Cup.
His best performance came against Pakistan on a lively surface prepared at Taunton. The left-hander scored 107 off 111 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six. Much to the disappointment of Australian fans, he suffered from a rare-failure in the semifinal game played against England at Birmingham.
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan was instrumental for his side doing well in this World Cup. His promotion to no.3 in the batting lineup proved to be a masterstroke as he plundered runs on a regular basis in the competition. Left hander delivered his career-best performance in this competition and finished third on the list of leading-run-scorer in the World Cup.
Shakib scored 606 runs in 8 matches at an average of 86.57 with two centuries to his name. He also struck five half-centuries for the side in the showpiece event. It was due to his splendid batting performances that Bangladesh went on to beat teams like South Africa and West Indies.
In Cricket World Cup 2019, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who played an instrumental role in guiding the side to second successive final of the grand event. The batsman was a consistent performer for the side throughout the World Cup. He scored 578 runs in 10 matches at an average of 82.57. He smashed two centuries and two half-centuries in the competition.
His best performance came against India in the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup played at Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester. On a lively surface, Williamson scored 67 runs off 95 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Last in the list features England’s premier batsman Joe Root, who did exceedingly well with the bat in his first World Cup. He scored 556 runs in 11 matches at an average of 61.77 with two centuries to his name.
His best performance came against Pakistan, where he scored 107 off 104 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six.