World Cup 2019: Team of the tournament
#3 Joe Root - England
Joe Root might not be the most attacking batsman going around but he keeps proving that ODI cricket is not all about power. In a batting line-up boasting of the world's best power-hitters, Root played the role of an anchor.
Root once again demonstrated his class with the bat by scoring 556 runs in 11 games at an average of 61.77. His strike-rate of 89.53 suggested that he didn't allow the opposition bowlers to put pressure when he was at the crease.
#4 Kane Williamson (Captain) - New Zealand
New Zealand's batting was a huge let down this World Cup, barring Kane Williamson's assurity in the middle order.
The top-order looked completely out of sorts and if it wasn't for Williamson's class, the Kiwis certainly wouldn't have made it to the finals. Everytime the New Zealand skipper came to bat, his team was under pressure.
However, he maneuvered the ball, picked the gaps and kept New Zealand in the game. He finished the tournament with 578 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 82.57. Apart from his batting, Williamson led his side beautifully, especially in high-pressure games, like the one against India in the semi-final.
Also read – World cup winners captains listPublished 15 Jul 2019, 15:20 IST