The beauty of One Day International Cricket is often determined when there is a healthy competition between the bat and the ball. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup has showcased that even though T20 Cricket is the most sought after format in terms of popularity at the moment, One Day International Cricket has got its own charm.
This particular ICC World Cup has stolen the show like the earlier editions as there has been a tight contest between the teams. In the age of T20 Cricket where bowlers are at the receiving end, this World Cup has witnessed an even contest between the batsmen and the bowlers. While the bowlers have enjoyed bowling at Edgbaston and Leeds, Wickets of Old Trafford and Rose Bowl Stadium have particularly aided the batsmen.
The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup has witnessed some quality performances from some high-class players. Batsmen who have looked skilful on bouncy wickets have been the most successful. These players have highlighted their class on both sides of the wickets without being troubled by the bowlers.
Due to the unpredictability of the weather in England, sometimes the nature of wickets tend to change and it all depends on how well the batting side reads the wicket on that particular day. Batsmen who change their game as per the pitch conditions have excelled in English conditions.
Due to the changing nature of wickets, some batsmen have adopted to go slow in the initial overs and have looked to accelerate at the end. We take a look at the performances of 5 such players who have played some fine knocks in the campaign so far.
1. David Warner- 166 vs Bangladesh on 20th June.
After a ban of almost a year from International Cricket, David Warner is up and running once again. This particular knock showcases why Warner is the most feared opening batsmen in World Cricket at the moment. The Australian smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers all around the park with his cracking cover drives and powerful cut shots.
Warner was the main accelerator for his side in the entire innings. Warner didn’t allow the bowlers to settle down and kept on attacking the bowlers which broke their rhythm. A player like Warner can take apart any bowling line up on his day. Warner wasn’t afraid to go big against the spinners.