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World Cup 2019: If every team could play a player from other teams, who would it be? 

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India - Ross Taylor
India - Ross Taylor

The twelfth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The marquee tournament will kick start with hosts England taking on South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval.

This edition of the tournament, unlike the last six editions, is scheduled to be played in a round-robin format where we have a single group of 10 teams with each team playing the other nine teams. The top four teams from the round-robin league will qualify to the semi-finals. The last time an ICC World Cup was played in the round-robin format was way back in 1992 in Australia and New Zealand.

With just 134 days to go for the cricket's biggest carnival, all the cricket fanatics around the globe are eagerly waiting for it. While on the other hand, the participating teams are busy in identifying their strongest 15-member squad for the twelfth edition of the quadrennial tournament.

With the teams working to fill the gaps, let us now take a look at the one player from other teams that every side could play in their team.

#10 Afghanistan - Rohit Sharma

Afghanistan - Rohit Sharma
Afghanistan - Rohit Sharma

The major issue that has been haunting Afghanistan despite their giant strides in international cricket is their inconsistent batting. Apart from Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi to some extent, all the other batsmen's contributions have been below par. Their inability to hold their nerve during the crunch moments has also been costing them dearly as they have lost more than a couple of matches only in 2018 despite coming very close.

Considering all these things, someone who can anchor the innings, bat deep and excel in crunch situations is the need of the hour for Afghanistan. India's Rohit Sharma fits perfectly in this role. Rohit has scored 1293 and 1030 at an average of 71.83 and 73.57 in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The Mumbaikar has scored 154 runs at an average of 77.00 in the ODI series against England in England.

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