World Cup 2019: Team of the tournament
Hosts England held their nerve in a close encounter to win their maiden World Cup title against New Zealand in a match that was worthy of a final as part of the World Cup 2019 at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
The tournament certainly lived up to expectations that came along with it at the start of this edition. From batsmen hitting scintillating centuries to bowlers taking hat-tricks, from high-scoring games to some thrilling tight finishes, all of it culminated into a nail-biting final clash as England were crowned as the new champions.
Apart from fantastic team performances, there were also a number of players who stood out with a top-notch exhibition of their skill set. Now that the World Cup is done and dusted, it is a good time to look back at the top performers of the tournament.
Here is the team of the tournament, based on the performances in the World Cup 2019.
#1 Rohit Sharma - India
Rohit Sharma was without a shadow of doubt, the best batsman in this World Cup. The Indian vice-captain hit the straps right from game one where he scored a hundred in challenging conditions against South Africa.
Post that knock, Rohit was simply unstoppable. He scored 648 runs in 9 games at a phenomenal average of 81 and a strike-rate close to 100. The most intriguing part of Rohit's batting was the number of centuries that he hit in this edition. While he equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of the most number of centuries in World Cup history, he now has the record of notching up the highest number of centuries in a single World Cup edition to his name.
#2 David Warner - Australia
All eyes were on David Warner as he was making a comeback to international cricket after more than a year. However, it didn't look like he was away from international cricket for too long as he was in fine form all through the competition.
Warner graced his game with a perfect mixture of maturity and composure that saw him picking up 647 runs in 10 games as he finished as the second highest run-getter of the tournament.
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