ICC World Cup 2019: Weakest player of each team ahead of the tournament
While each of the teams looks strong in their own respect, a weak link is bound to be found.
Updated - Feb 21, 2019 11:33 am
The impending World Cup will provide all the teams with a great set of challenges to deal with. Heading into such a massive tournament will not be easy and there will be a lot of pressure on the players. However, all the teams will be prepared mentally to deal with it and the players will look to give their best.
While each of the teams looks strong in their own respect, a weak link is bound to be found. Given their reputation or the talent they possess, the teams have been forced to play some players in the eleven. However, they haven’t repaid the faith completely and still remain to be a weak link in the side.
Here is the weakest player of each team ahead of World Cup 2019:
1. Devendra Bishoo | Windies
It is important to have a good quality spinner in the squad heading into the World Cup. The spinner will help keep things in control in the middle-overs and will also help in maintaining the over rate. However, the Windies team has struggled to find one over the last few years.
Due to the lack of options, they resorted to Devendra Bishoo but hardly found encouraging results. The leg-spinner has been around since 2011 but only managed to pick up 37 wickets in 37 games. He leaks a lot of runs at times and ends up being a burden to the team.
2. Upul Tharanga | Sri Lanka
Upul Tharanga is one of the most experienced players in the Sri Lankan line-up. The left-hander has been around since 2005 and featured in 232 ODI games. With close to 7,000 runs in the 50-over format, Tharanga was expected to play a big role during the transition phase of Sri Lanka.
However, he himself is struggling with his form and fitness in recent times. The 34-year-old hasn’t contributed anything significant with the bat over the last year. Since the start of 2018, Tharanga only managed to score 304 runs in 14 games at an average of 25. His strike rate is not pleasing either.