Till now, it was the IPL fever that was conquering our minds but very soon the new mega event of the year is waiting to arrive. It is called ICC World Cup 2019. Cricket fans all over the world are extremely exhilarated and excited to witness their respective teams perform and play for their nation like never before.
There are these names of players who are peculiarly in an exceptional form these days. With their unstoppable gesture, you can feel what they are up to this season and they’re ‘ready to roar with bat’ thing can destroy the other team instantly. It was interesting to examine a few of them with their noticeable great performances in IPL.
For Indians, the wait for this moment began right after the World Cup 2015 when Team India couldn’t manage to qualify for the Finals and got eliminated in Semi-finals against Australia. Since then, we are just cooling our heels in hopes to see India lifting the Cup this year.
Rohit Sharma, undoubtedly considered as one of the best openers in the World Cricket today, has had been in a silent mode before IPL.
But his 400 plus runs in this season has shown that he has made up his mind to prove himself once again in this World Cup. His consistency and ability to rack up the big scores put him well ahead of other openers. He can be calm and destructive at the same time.
The entire nation has a lot of hopes and expectations with this player and we are all looking forward to spot the same Rohit Sharma that we spotted in 2014, Kolkata.
It will never be wrong to say that the Australian team without the presence of David Warner is as strong as with him. He has certainly been a kind of backbone to his team. But after his tremendous performance in IPL this year he has become a terrifying quotient for all the bowlers out there.
He holds the records for the most runs by an overseas player (4706), most half-centuries (44) and the highest individual score by a captain (126) in the IPL. He has won the Orange Cap three times, more than any other player.
He can anytime become a major reason for the big victories of Aussies this year.
Over the years, Afghanistan as a cricket team has upgraded its level and as a result, they are playing ICC World Cup 2019 this year. One player from the team who has been the constant reason behind this upliftment is Rashid Khan. He has emerged as one of the most consistent performers of this time.
This World Cup he can be very obnoxious for many of the batsmen and teams. How can one forget his remarkable performances in IPL this year. With time the spinner has gradually developed himself into an all-rounder who is able to finish games for his team as a No.6 or No.7 batsman.
Rashid Khan has gained a lot of eyeballs in a very less span of time and we are all looking forward to seeing his magic once again against one of the most world-class batsmen.
Currently standing at the top of ICC Best Bowlers ranking, Jasprit Bumrah is all set to amaze everyone all over again in this tournament too. With the best economy in IPL and that unique looking bowling action, he has proved himself as one of the most challenging bowlers of the world in the current stage.
Sachin Tendulkar in an interview quoted “Let me go on record and say that he is the best bowler in the world at this stage. And the best is yet to come, hopefully.” Such kind of a remark coming from the legend itself makes him the matchless optimum for the Indian team.
This 25-year old Right-arm fast-medium seamer might get on the floors with some of the most exciting spells of the World Cup history.
No doubt England team this year is considered as one of the top contenders of the trophy and icing on the cake to their team is the exceptional form of the Wicket-keeper Batsman Jonny Bairstow. He has already showcased his destructive display of batting in IPL this year and the rest in the most recent England-Pakistan series.
He is capable enough of hitting the biggest strokes and twisting the current match situation anytime.
Shai Hope is known for his batting consistency and is also widely regarded as one of the most indispensable players for Windies. His miraculous batting performance in the last one year has left each one of us astonished to the best inclinations.
Hope’s back to back centuries has brought a vigorous change in Windies batting squad. His unprecedented performances have surely made him a valuable player for West Indies and rigid stress for the other world-class bowlers in ‘not a good sense’.
Andre Russel also known as one of the ‘most destructive batsmen’ of this time is a big danger to each team and their bowlers. He is among those all-rounders who can score 50 runs in 16-17 balls and grab 3-4 wickets in the same match.
He is a poster boy. His game, his aesthetic, everything about the man from the moment he steps into public view, is what T20 is supposed to be about. Vibrant, skilful, powerful and fun. This IPL his terrific performances have left everyone amazed and horrified and no big wonder if he becomes a reason for any of the other team’s breakdown or dismantles.
Russel will surely do wonders for his team if he continues to be in the same mood that we saw in IPL this year of 62 (28), 49* (19) and 48 (17).
Babar Azam is one of those batsmen who has been consistently performing for Pakistan. He stands at number 1 spot in ICC T20 batsmen ranking of this year because of the phenomenal innings that he has played in the recent times.
He holds the record of scoring most runs after first 25 ODI Innings by any batsman in the world and the world record of being the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in just 26 innings in T20I cricket breaking Virat Kohli‘s record of 27 innings
Babar Azam is considered as the best batsmen, Pakistan could have ever played World Cup with.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut.
Kagiso Rabada has proved himself to be a bowler of the most inestimable value in the present time. Ever since his international debut in 2015, South Africa’s pace sensation Kagiso Rabada is touted for greater feats. His exceptional bowling figures in IPL 2019 has made him the most desirable bowler for the season.
Rabada has all the attributes required in a great fast bowler. However, it is his yorker that has been in focus of late, after the speedster effectively used the weapon at decisive moments in the IPL tournament.
Five years on, Rabada is set to spearhead South Africa’s bowling at the ICC World Cup 2019 in England.
Few other notable names
MS Dhoni – India
Faf du Plessis – South Africa
Chris Gayle – West Indies
Jos Buttler – England
Mashrafe Mortaza – Bangladesh
Trent Boult – New Zealand
Mohammad Aamir – Pakistan
Joe Root – England
Virat Kohli – India