Highlights of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

World Cup Highlights

Highlights of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

And it ended in the tied super over with both England and New Zealand unable to surpass each other’s scores during the grand finale of the 12 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Lord’s. England by the virtue of scoring more boundaries emerged as the winner of the trophy a decision dividing opinions of cricket fans around the world on this rule. We at Betting Top 10 take pride in having got the predictions for the final right.  We also got it right for the second semi-final and our predictions for the four semi-finalists right before the start of the tournament.  Our cricket analysts prepared for the event months before the start and it was great to get most of the predictions right.

 

As far as the final was concerned it would gone down in the history as the most tightly contested games ever at the World Cup. While none of the sides deserved to lose in the end it was hosts England who finally overcame the drought and won the trophy for the first time in their fourth appearance in the finals. It was a welcome deviation from the trend we have seen in the last two decades (barring 2011) when finals have been a one-sided show. England started as pre-tournament favourites and truly deserved being crowned world champions.

 

This edition of the World Cup saw great games and individual brilliance. From Eoin Morgan hitting record 17 sixes in a game to Rohit Sharma hitting an unbelievable five hundreds in the tournament, there is lot for the fans to remember from this event. As the action in English soil now moving on to the Ashes and Vitality T20 Blast it is time to reflect back some of highlights of the last six weeks in the ICC Cricket World Cup –

 

  • Man of the Match (Final) – Ben Stokes (England)
  • Player of the Tournament – Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • Golden Bat (Most Runs) – Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Golden Ball (Most Wicket) – Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Most Runs

Indian opener Rohit Sharma won the Golden bat award for the 648 runs he scored in 9 innings at an average of 81.00 that he scored during the event. He was followed by Australian opener who finished one run behind with 647 runs in 10 innings at an average of 71.89. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh finished with 606 runs at an average of 96.04 in 8 games.

Most Wickets


Mitchell Starc took off from where he left in the 2015 edition to claim 27 wickets in 10 games a new record for the event. New Zealand Lockie Ferguson stood next in the list of highest wicket takers with 21 wickets in 9 games while England’s fast bowling sensation Jofra Archer and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman jointly occupied the 3rd spot with 20 wickets from 11 and 8 games respectively.

Highest Individual Scores

David Warner’s 166 against Bangladesh was the highest individual score of the tournament. England’s Jason Roy stands second in the list for his 153 against Bangladesh and Aaron Finch came in third having scored 153 against Sri Lanka.


Best Bowling Performance


Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi bagged 6 for 35 against Bangladesh to register the best bowling figures in the tournament. He was followed by Mitchell Starc who grabbed 5 for 26 against New Zealand. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan picked 5 for 29 against Afghanistan.

Highest Team Score

World Champions England occupy positions 1 and 2 on this list. They scored 397 for 6 against Afghanistan the highest score of the tournament beating their own score of 386 for 6 against Bangladesh. Australia registered the third highest total of the tournament making 381 for 5 against Bangladesh.

Most Catches

England’s Joe Root took 13 catches in the tournament the highest and was followed by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis with 10 catches and England’s Jonny Bairstow with 9 catches.

Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals

New Zealand’s Tom Latham had the most dismissals of the tournament 21 (c 21, st 0) and was followed by Australia’s Alex Carey with 20 (c 18, st 2) and Shai Hope of West Indies with 16 dismissals (c 16, st 0)
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