Five Players Who Deserved More Games at the ICC World Cup 2019
We’re all set to witness a new champion for the first time since 1996 when Sri Lanka lifted the coveted World Cup. Meanwhile, we’re a couple of days away from the twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup 2019 finale when cricket’s biggest spectacle will witness hosts battling it out against New Zealand at iconic Lord’s in London on July 14 (Sunday).
So far, the tournament has witnessed some heartbreaking moments apart from unpredictable English weather affecting as many as four games. And thanks to Sri Lanka, so as, enthusiastic fans for keeping the ODI showpiece very much alive.
The prolific run-getters like Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root had entertained the jam-packed crowd with Shakib Al Hasan coming out all guns blazing with both bat and ball.
Also, in the bowling department speedster Mitchell Starc, Mustafizur, Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah had troubled batters in between to make it an enticing as well as a sentimental journey of the cricket’s greatest celebration – World Cup.
With many players going their best by dominating on their days, they, unfortunately, had fewer games to play by making most of those opportunities.
Let’s have a look at those five players who genuinely deserved more chances given to their outstanding show in the limited number of opportunities they have had been given in the marquee event.
Team India pacer had limited opportunities at the ICC World Cup 2019. The right-arm pacer bowled his heart out against Afghanistan after replacing injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who picked a hamstring injury while bowling against Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester.
Shami had produced an outstanding spell of bowling before claiming a four-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick as well. He also became second India to clinch a hat-trick in the ODI showpiece after Chetan Sharma since 1987.
The prominent bowler Chetan achieved the milestone against New Zealand at Nagpur.
Despite leaking runs against England, Shami had done exceedingly well when it came to tying the batsmen. Shami had done an outstanding job by claiming a five-wicket haul against England.
Overall, he had bagged two five-wicket hauls under his belt. Shami had conceded 193 runs off 211 deliveries in four matches. Thus, Bhuvneshwar had made a comeback in the playing XI.
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