Rohit and Bumrah Included as ICC Announce Team of the World Cup

Kane Williamson was named the captain of the squad and only two Indians were included as ICC announced team of the tournament for World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma – who was the leading run-scorer in the tournament – with 648 runs at an average of 81 and Jasprit Bumrah – who picked 18 wickets at an average of 20.61 are the only two Indians included in the playing XI.

Newly-crowned world champions England are the most represented with four selections in the XI while runners-up the Black Caps have two in the team, named by a panel selected by the ICC to honour players who performed well in the tournament.

The other representatives come from the losing semi-finalists Australia, who have two players, while Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan rounds out the team.

The side was selected by former internationals and commentators Ian Bishop, Ian Smith and Isa Guha, along with cricket writer Lawrence Booth, while ICC General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice, was the fifth member and convener of the committee.

Jason Roy gets the nod at the top of the order for his tone-setting brilliance for England that saw him overcome injury during the tournament to help his side to the title. Alongside Roy opening is India’s Rohit.

The team of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 (in batting order) is:

1. Jason Roy (England) – 443 runs at 63.28

2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 648 runs at 81.00

3. Kane Williamson (c) (New Zealand) – 578 runs at 82.57

4. Joe Root (England) – 556 runs at 61.77

5. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 606 runs at 86.57, 11 wickets at 36.27

6. Ben Stokes (England) – 465 runs at 66.42, seven wickets at 35.14

7. Alex Carey (wk) (Australia) – 375 runs at 62.50, 20 dismissals

8. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 27 wickets at 18.59

9. Jofra Archer (England) – 20 wickets at 23.05

10. Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) – 21 wickets at 19.47

11. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 18 wickets at 20.61

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