ICC World Cup 2019: Unsung hero from each team in the tournament

These players performed to the best of their ability but it was either overshadowed by some strong performances or some poor shows which didn't support their innings.

Joe Root century
Joe Root century. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

The World Cup 2019 is possibly one of the best you’d ever come across. Great thrillers, brilliant humdingers, one-sided contests – it has witnessed it all. Different players rose up to the occasion and played some fabulous cricket. They lit up the tournament with their heroics and it was all a treat to watch. Also, some of the top cricketers disappointed badly and nothing seemed to have gone their way.

There were a few cricketers who brought up mediocre, decent performances in the tournament. But amidst all this, there were also a few players who largely went unnoticed. They performed to the best of their ability but it was either dominated by some strong performances or some poor shows. Thus, these players ended up being the unsung hero for their respective teams.

Here is the unsung hero for each of the ten teams in the World Cup 2019

1. Rahmat Shah | Afghanistan

Rahmat Shah Afghanistan
Rahmat Shah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is tough to pick an unsung hero from the Afghanistan team. The side hasn’t performed really well and thus there are quite a few options for this pick. The likes of Hashmatullah Shahidi, Guldadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran amongst a few others were the considerations. But Rahmat Shah, of all the options, was picked given his contributions in different games.

Shah, possibly, hasn’t gained as much attention as some of the other players. He went about his work quite silently and did his job really well when compared to some of the other players. The right-hander scored 254 runs in 9 games at an average of 28. However, his strike rate of 65 was the factor which didn’t really highlight his performances. He got off to good starts in most of the games but went past the 50-run mark only once.


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