Best ODI XI of the year 2019
As we bid goodbye to 2019, here we list out the ODI giants of the year.
Updated - Dec 24, 2019 6:44 pm
2019 has been a witness to some riveting action on the field, irrespective of the format. In ODI cricket, the World Cup took centrestage in England and Wales. Albeit the tournament came to an end in a controversial scenario owing to the boundary-count rule, there’s wasn’t any dearth of excitement.
As many as 150 matches in the one-day format took place at the highest level in 2019. Throughout the year, a number of records were created, some of which came in the World Cup itself. The proceedings kept one and all at the edge of the seats.
On mostly batting-friendly strips, runs flowed at the rate of knots. But it didn’t stop the bowlers from coming out firing on all cylinders and deliver with all their might. All in all, there were some jaw-dropping individual performances.
In the article, let’s take a look at the best ODI XI of 2019:-
Rohit Sharma’s limited-overs career turned around ever since he started opening the batting for India in the 2013 Champions Trophy. He hasn’t looked back and has only grown in stature. In 2019, he turned out to be the leading run-scorer, having stockpiled 1,490 runs in 28 matches at an average of 57.30.
A chunk of the runs came in the World Cup where he was a headache for the opposition. Rohit was the highest run-getter in the tournament, scoring 648 runs at an average of 81. In the mega event, Rohit scored five centuries, the most by any batter in a single World Cup edition.
Even in the recent ODI series against the West Indies, Rohit notched 258 runs with a knock of 159 in Vizag. In ODIs this year, the 32-year-old ended with seven centuries, the highest by any batsman.