ICC World Cup 2019: Squad rating for each team taking part in the tournament
The ratings have been assigned considering the depth in the squad, the backup options available and the form of the players.
Published - Apr 26, 2019 12:35 pm | Updated - May 22, 2019 11:09 am
With the cricketing mega carnival hardly a few weeks away, all the ten teams taking part in the tournament have named their 15-member squads. While it has brought jubilation to some of the players, it left heartbreaks for the others. But the respective boards and the selection committees have picked up the best out of the massive pool of players that are available for the prestigious World Cup 2019.
All the teams that will take part in the tournament have assembled a strong unit. Moreover, they have kept adequate reserves waiting in the ranks if there is an unforeseen circumstance that arises. While no team is a favorite in an event as big as this one, ratings can be surely given for the squads. Considering various aspects like the depth in the squad, the backup options available, the form of the players, etc., these ratings have been assigned.
Here are the ratings for the updated squads of the World Cup teams:
10. Afghanistan – 5.5/10
A strong captain is crucial for any team heading into a massive tournament such as this one. However, Afghanistan shockingly sacked the ever-so experienced Asghar Afghan and handed over the responsibilities to a young Gulbadin Naib. Also, most of their players haven’t played much in England but have got the experience of playing in similar Irish conditions.
The team is a good mixture of experience and youth. Some young players who have been performing well recently have been included in the lineup. While the bowling seems to be quite strong, Afghanistan loses out on a few points because they have an inexperienced skipper. Also, the batting doesn’t seem to be their strongest forte.
Squad: Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.