All-time best World Cup XI

All-time best World Cup XI

The showpiece event from 1975 has seen greats lifting the coveted cup and performing their heart out for the country.

Kapil Dev of India
Kapil Dev is considered to be India’s greatest all-rounder. (Photo by Getty Images)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just four weeks away, and the cricketing fraternity is buzzing with excitement. The preliminary squads and the stand bys have been finalized, and the teams’ jerseys for the event has been unveiled. The fans are even waiting for the warm-up matches in order to see their superstars in action. Most of the players are getting into their groove by playing IPL and bilateral series.

The tournament is surely going to be a cricket symphony with its high octane clashes. Like the fans, the players are also exuberant before a big event like the World Cup. It is the biggest stage and over the years many individuals have become overnight sensations after putting up a good show. The competition has seen some of the greats of the game, but very few players have inscribed their names in the history books.

Here are the players who can be considered as the best players of the tournament

1) Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar MS Dhoni ODI
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The God of Cricket always had a special liking to ICC events and has delivered some mind-blowing performances. Sachin Tendulkar has represented the Men in Blue in 6 World Cups. The right-hander has scored 2278 runs in 45 matches at a stunning average of 57. Sachin has also stroked 6 centuries and 15 half-centuries. He is the only batsmen to have hit over 200 boundaries in the event.

Sachin played his first World Cup in 1992 and had a wonderful outing with 283 runs in 8 matches. The right-hander’s most successful campaign was the 2003 series where he piled up 673 runs in 11 ties. The most memorable innings of the Little Master has to be his unbeaten 90 against Australia at his home ground in the edition of 1996. In his last chapter, he accumulated 482 runs in 9 matches and became a World Cup winner in 2011.