The year 2019 was all about the multi-national cricketing extravaganza, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. This year saw some amazing performances in ODI cricket from the World Cup and other bilateral series as well. From these, we pick the players who stood out and made a difference in our ODI XI of 2019.
The 32-year-old walks into the side with 1427 runs including 7 hundred and 5 fifties in ODI’s alone in 2019. He also finished as the leading run-scorer of the 2019 World Cup.
2. David Warner
This Aussie southpaw is in the form of his life, he was the 2nd leading run scorer in the 2019 World Cup with 647 runs falling just 1 run behind Rohit Sharma.
Number one in ICC ODI rankings for the 3rd consecutive year, it’s a no-brainer to add him to any World XI. So far he has scored 1292 runs with 5 hundred in ODI’s alone in 2019.
He was the man of the tournament of the recently concluded 2019 world cup wherein he scored 578 runs at an average of 82.57. Apart from his batting, what stood out was his captaincy. He took a mediocre New Zealand side into the finals.
Shakib had a dream World cup wherein he became the first player ever to score more than 500 runs and take 10 wickets in a single edition of the World cup.
Winner of the BBC sports personality of the year award, Stokes owned 2019 like no one. With both bat and ball, England’s world cup hero had an amazing year.
Probably one of the best Wicket Keeper batsmen going around in world cricket right now, Carrey had a dream run in World Cup with 375 runs at an average of 62.5.
Leader of the Aussie pace attack in ODI’s, he sent the stumps flying in 2019. Known for his fiery yorkers, he was the leading wicket-taker in the world cup with 27 wickets at an average of 11.33.
This young English pace bowler caught everyone’s attention in 2019. With his pace and variations, he offers so much to the team irrespective of where he bowls.
Highly underrated, Chahal has been one of the prime reasons for India’s performances in the last few years. Even though not a big turner of the ball, he offers so much with his variations.
Wickets upfront with the new ball, wickets at the death with some deadly variations, Jasprit can do it all at the moment. The most striking feature about his numbers this year is his impressive economy rate, something you cannot see in modern-day cricket. No wonder he is the top-ranked bowler in ODI cricket.
12th man: James Neesham
Neesham had a decent 2019 with both the bat and ball and is probably one of the best allrounders going around in World cricket after Ben Stokes.