Strongest playing XI for each team in the 2019 World Cup
The 46-day tournament will be played across 11 world-class venues in the United Kingdom with each team taking on the nine other teams in the tournament in the league phase and the top four teams from the league phase will play in the semi-finals.
The deadline for announcing the squads will be in the third week of April. Most of the teams have their squads and playing XIs fixed while some of them have a few areas to address before the World Cup.
Let us take a look at the strongest possible playing XIs for each of the ten teams in the tournament.
Afghanistan qualified for the 2019 World Cup in a miraculous style. They were facing exit after the first three matches of the 2018 ICC World Cup qualifiers but somehow managed to turn things around and went all the way in the tournament to earn their spot in the prestigious tournament.
The Afghanistan unit has some exciting batsmen in their ranks and if they click, they can pounce on any bowling attack in the world. With the ball, the Afghans are bombarded with spin bowlers who can trouble any batsman in the world.
Even though their rise in international cricket has been fantastic, it will be difficult for them to go all the way in the tournament. They will look to win two or three matches in the World Cup and that will make their campaign a successful one.
Strongest Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hazarathullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hazmathullah Shaidi, Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Aftab Alam.