ICC World Cup 2019: Two players from each team who could make a big impact
- Kohli and Bumrah would be crucial to India's chances in the World Cup.
Tamim Iqbal is the flamboyant left-hand opener from Bangladesh. He has been playing ODIs since 2007. He has been their match-winner for quite some time now. His team always relies upon him to give them a flying start. The opponents consider his wicket upfront crucial for their fortune.
The southpaw has played many match-winning knocks for his team. One such knock in the preliminary rounds of World Cup 2007 knocked India out of that tournament. Though he had a poor ODI tour of New Zealand, Iqbal came back to form in the first Test at Hamilton with scores of 126 & 74.
Tamim Iqbal is a big match player who is expected to perform on a big stage like the World Cup.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is the No. 2 ranked ODI all-rounder in ICC rankings. He has scored more than 5000 runs in ODIs and has taken more than 200 wickets. He is only the fifth player to do so. He is also the fastest to achieve that landmark in his 178th match.
Shakib can change the course of a match either with the bat or the ball. With his accurate left-arm spin, he is very difficult to get away. In batting, he is a quality player to bat at the top of the order. He is a key member of the Bangladesh team in the upcoming World Cup.Published 10 Mar 2019, 09:33 IST