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Cricket World Cup History: Combined XI featuring Asian players

Dhruvo Das
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Published May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 IST

#2 Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar
Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar is arguably the finest opener Pakistan has ever produced. With 915 runs to his name in 21 matches at a staggering average of almost 54, Anwar's selection in the all-time Asia World Cup XI is a no-brainer.

The flamboyant opener is second only to Javed Miandad in terms of runs scored in the tournament. In the 1999 World Cup, Anwar was Pakistan's leading run scorer with 368 runs and played an instrumental role in Pakistan reaching the finals.

The right-left combination of Sachin Tendulkar and Saeed Anwar can cause shudders in any bowling line-up.


#3 Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara occupies the No.3 slot in the all-time Asia XI. In 37 ODI matches for Sri lanka at World Cups, Sanga has scored 1532 runs at a superb average of nearly 57. The Sri Lankan great has seven fifties and five centuries to his name.

Sangakkara set the 2015 World Cup ablaze as he scored 541 runs in 7 matches at a mind-boggling average of 108.20. He also became the first cricketer to score 4 successive centuries in ODI cricket. The legendary wicket-keeper batsman is third in the list of highest run-getters in World Cup history only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

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