World Cup | Is Sachin Tendulkar's Top-11 From The Tournament Better Than The Official Team Of The World Cup?

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The International Cricket Council had revealed the World Cup XI consisting of the top performers in the latest edition of the showpiece tournament. Following suit, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to reveal his team of the World Cup 2019. 

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:

The International Cricket Council had revealed the World Cup XI consisting of the top performers in the latest edition of the showpiece tournament on Monday. Following suit, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to reveal his team of the World Cup 2019. 

Sachin's World Cup XI:

  1. Rohit Sharma (IND)
  2. Jonny Bairstow (wk) (ENG)
  3. Kane Williamson (c) (NZ) 
  4. Virat Kohli (IND)
  5. Shakib Al Hassan (BNG)
  6. Ben Stokes (ENG)
  7. Hardik Pandya (IND)
  8. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
  9. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
  10. Jofra Archer (ENG)
  11. Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

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How did the Master Blaster's eleven fare in the World Cup:

The 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma had a dream run in the quadrennial event. He scored  648 runs from nine matches which include five centuries which is the most in a single edition of the showpiece event. He almost closed in on Sachin Tendulkar's all-time World Cup record of 673 runs. India's young pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah also had an excellent outing. Bumrah was India's best bowler in the tournament with 18 scalps in nine games.

Ravindra Jadeja, who was included in India playing eleven only for the last two games, played a spectacular role of an all-rounder, from saving 41 runs on the field in just two matches, to getting important wickets and bowling economic spells for the Men in Blue, to a crucial innings reviving knock of 77 against New Zealand in the semi-finals that almost saw India over the line. Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, played his quota of an all-rounder with grace as he picked up ten scalps in nine matches alongside playing the role of a finisher for the Men in Blue, coming in to bat at the number five position. 

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli's impeccable form in international cricket continued as he added 442 runs to his account in the World Cup alongside scoring five half-centuries.

Ben Stokes played a good knock of 84 in the final and was adjudged Man of the Match. Meanwhile, new recruit Jofra Archer also impressed one and all with his terrific bowling performance. Opener Jonny Bairstow made a comeback from injury to perform exceptionally for England at the top of the batting order, scoring 532 runs in the tournament. 

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan showcased an outstanding all-round performance. The veteran scored 606 runs and also had 11 scalps to his name. Australia's Mitchell Starc finished as the leading wicket-taker with 27 scalps. 

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was adjudged Player of the Tournament for scoring 578 runs including two centuries and two half-centuries. 

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Here is the official Team of the World Cup:

 

 

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