The major event in the history of cricket ICC World Cup 2019 has kickstarted in England. The top 10 teams Australia, India, England, South Africam New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan participating in the event their 11 best players squad. If we talk about the best team all team has their own strongest and weakest point but every team has one or two the top-ranked players that we are going to discuss here. All these Top 10 strongest Players of ICC World Cup 2019 we are going to discuss here are selected on their performance in 2018 and 2019.
England as hosts England takes on South Africa. This is the mega event which is being organised every four years by ICC. This year England & Wales has got the opportunity to host the event. Every country is supporting their team in this ICC mega event & want their team to emerge as the winner.
Each team is having some key players who will decide the fate of their teams. So let have a look at the list of Top 10 strongest players of ICC World Cup 2019.
1.Virat Kohli (India) — Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best cricketer of this generation and no 1 batsman in the world. Having a good record in ODI’s, Team India is expecting a lot from their star player to deliver this time as well and help their country lift trophy for the third time.
2.Steve Smith (Australia) — Steve Smith, who once got banned for one year for his involvement in ball tampering has made a superb return and proved that he was never away from the game. With solid technique and some hunger for runs made him an impact player for the Aussie team.
3.Kane Williamson (New Zealand) — Kane has proved himself as a proper batsman in all formats, his records last years speaks a lot about him. If New Zealand wants to win the World Cup they will have to depend on the form of Kane. It will be great to see how he performs on the English soul.
Born: 8 August 1990 (age 28 years), Tauranga, New Zealand
Test debut (cap 248): 4 November 2010 v India
ODI debut (cap 161): 10 August 2010 v India
T20I debut (cap 49): 15 October 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI: 16 February 2019 v Bangladesh
4.Jos Butler (England) — Joss has evolved himself as hard hitter & game changer for England team. He has turned matches on his own single-handedly. He can take the game away from the opposition in a snap. His hard-hitting abilities make him one of the dangerous batsmen to look after in this tournament. He will be benefitted by the local crowd and conditions in his favour.
Born: 8 September 1990 (age 28 years), Taunton, United Kingdom
Test debut (cap 665): 27 July 2014 v India
ODI debut (cap 226): 21 February 2012 v Pakistan
Last ODI: 19 May 2019 v Pakistan
Spouse: Louise Buttler
Current teams: England cricket team (Wicket-keeper)
5.Andre Russell (West Indies) — Russell has made a comeback to the national team after a long exile. Backing the phenomenal performance in IPL this year, he turned out to be a nightmare for all the bowlers. He has the ability to bowl and produce wickets at crucial times. He will be the most valuable player in this tournament.
Born: 29 April 1988 (age 31 years), Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 1.85 m
Spouse: Jassym Lora (m. 2016)
ODI debut (cap 156): 11 March 2011 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 46): 21 April 2011 v Pakistan
Last ODI: 22 July 2018 v Bangladesh
6.Jasprit Bumrah (India) — This young gun from India has made place on top of bowling rankings by some quality pace bowling. With an awkward and skiddy action, he has established himself as best death over specialist. He has the ability to produce wickets and will be an asset to his team in this campaign.
Born: 6 December 1993 (age 25 years), Ahmedabad
ODI debut (cap 210): 23 January 2016 v Australia
Test debut (cap 290): 5 January 2018 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 57): 26 January 2016 v Australia
Last ODI: 13 March 2019 v Australia
Bowling: Right-arm fast
7.Jofra Archer (England) — With only 3 games under his belt, Jofra has made ECB convinced that he should be there in the team. He will be adding the X factor to the team. In Fact, he has shown that in the first game against SA. His ability to hit down the order makes him a complete package for this tournament.
Born: 1 April 1995 (age 24 years), Bridgetown, Barbados
Bowling: Right-arm fast
ODI debut (cap 252): 3 May 2019 v Ireland
2018–present: Rajasthan Royals (squad no. 22)
8.Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) — Rashid Khan is one of the best players we have included in this list. Rashid took many wickets in the last few months during the multiple tournaments. He is the 4th ranked blower of 2018-19.
Born: 20 September 1998 (age 20 years), Nangarhar, Afghanistan
ODI debut (cap 36): 18 October 2015 v Zimbabwe
Test debut (cap 9): 14 June 2018 v India
T20I debut (cap 27): 26 October 2015 v Zimbabwe
Bowling: Right-arm leg break
Last ODI: 21 May 2019 v Ireland
9.Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) — Lasith Malinga is another name we can’t forget, he is senior player of the Sri Lanka team, This would be the last world cup of his carrier because after this he will take retirement due to Seniority. The Sri Lankan team victory depends on the performance of This player a lot.
Born: 28 August 1983 (age 35 years), Galle, Sri Lanka
Spouse: Tanya Perera (m. 2010)
ODI debut (cap 123): 17 July 2004 v United Arab Emirates
Bowling: Right-arm fast, occasional right-arm off break
Last ODI: 16 March 2019 v South Africa
Test debut (cap 99): 1 July 2004 v Australia
10. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) — Quinton de Kock is the opening batsman of the South African team, This player is a big hitter and has great potential to give a good start to the team. In the last few matches, the player set a good run target for the African team.
Born: 17 December 1992 (age 26 years), Johannesburg, South Africa
ODI debut (cap 105): 19 January 2013 v New Zealand
Last ODI: 16 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
Test debut (cap 317): 20 February 2014 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 54): 21 December 2012 v New Zealand