World Cup 2019: Best XI from the group stage
Shakib Al Hasan
The ongoing World Cup will be remembered for a lot of things and Shakib Al Hasan's brilliance is one of them. The marvellous Bangladeshi all-rounder has been in scintillating form throughout the group stage with both bat and ball.
Often known as an effective spinner who can bat as well, Shakib defied all odds by smashing 606 runs in the group stage and led the charts for the most part of the campaign.
Shakib Al Hasan's journey at 2019 ICC World Cup has ended as Bangladesh bowed out of the tournament following successive defeats to India and Pakistan respectively.
The composed Englishman has looked like a steady rock in the middle whose mission is to lead England to World Cup glory. Eoin Morgan is fortunate to have Joe Root at number 3 simply because the Yorkshireman provides a great degree of balance to the swashbuckling English unit.
Joe Root has played some extraordinary innings throughout the group stage and England will rely upon his ever-reliable playing style in the knockout phase of the tournament. Joe Root has scored 500 runs so far including two 100s.
Kane Williamson has been one of the star performers for New Zealand in the ongoing edition of ICC World Cup in England. The Kiwis have successfully qualified for the semifinals and Kane Williamson has had a lot of influence on that.
His ability to anchor the innings is what makes him one of the best batsmen in the world. New Zealand have often found themselves in tricky situations but thanks to Kane Williamson's consistency, they have successfully qualified for the knockout phase. Williamson's leadership skills have helped the Blackcaps in reaching the last 4.
Kane Williamson has scored 481 runs so far including 2 astounding tons!
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