The World Cup 2019 England will be commenced on 30th May 2019. All the teams are sweating hard to clinch the title and are looking for the best players. Though the teams are laying much focus on strengthening their bowling sides, the batting attack cannot be ignored as the World cup is a year away. Let us discuss the batting strengths of some of the strongest sides in the World cricket on the basis of their performances in the past three years.
India is known as the motherland of spinners. But batsmen who changed the picture of World cricket hailed from India. Some of the solid batsmen for the side are Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and the most experienced player for the team, MS Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan can throw the opponents into defence by their fiery attacks and Dhawan can cherish the opportunity to play the World cup as his record was excellent at England. The batting spearhead of the team, Kohli may shoulder the load of middle-order along with technical perfectionist Rahane. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni can be considered for middle-order or finishers as they made wonders for CSK in the recent past with their knocks. Other options from the youngsters are Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, all-rounders Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav.
Runs 1824 Matches 40 Avg 49.29 SR 99.07 100s 5
Runs 2311 Matches 44 Avg 57.77 SR 96.63 100s 10
Runs 3050 Matches 49 Avg 82.43 SR 97.88 100s 13
Runs 1365 Matches 35 Avg 42.78 SR 80.86 100s 1
Runs 1463 Matches 55 Avg 47.19 SR 84.27 100s 1
The England team is all set with their might to host the World Cup and they are focusing on a strong batting line-up including Jos Buttler, captain Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Moeen Ali is one of the pinch hitters in the middle order and at the finishing end and Jason Roy and Jos Buttler make a good opening stand to give a fiery start. In addition, Joe Root is Mr Dependable for the team. The all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes can give a good finishing for the team.
Matches 48 Runs 1747 Avg 38.82 SR 94.22 100s 5
Matches 55 Runs 2074 Avg 39.13 SR 103.33 100s 5
Matches 52 Runs 2480 Avg 59.04 SR 90.01 100s 5
Matches 57 Runs 1860 Avg 37.95 SR 90 100s 3
Matches 52 Runs 1453 Avg 45.40 SR 121.89 100s 3
Matches 37 Runs 1507 Avg 53.82 SR 103.85 100s 5
Australia has been one of the solid teams since decades with solid batting line up. Though the ball-tampering scandal turned out to be a black mark on their face, Steven Smith and David Warner seem to serve the ban period and may resume to the team. They have hitters like Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh and the skipper Shaun Marsh himself.
Some of the other crucial players for the team are Mitchell Starc, Tim Paine, and Marcus Stoinis. James Faulkner’s experience may be helpful for the team in this context. The team is a blend of experienced players as well as youngsters even they are facing a decline in the rankings in the current situation. But their stamina cannot be underrated due to temporary changes in the performance.
Matches 44 Runs 2296 Avg 56.00 SR 103.75 100s 10
Matches 41 Runs 1492 Avg 39.26 SR 93.36 100s 4
Matches 50 Runs 1882 Avg 42.77 SR 84.01 100s 4
Matches 36 Runs 1088 Avg 35.09 SR 88.31 100s 1
Matches 36 Runs 977 Avg 37.57 SR 94.48 100s 1