World Cup 2019: Rating the all-rounders of all teams in the tournament
Players with multiple abilities will be huge for their respective teams in this World Cup.
Published - May 27, 2019 3:57 pm | Updated - Nov 20, 2019 7:33 pm
All-rounder plays a huge role in modern cricket these days. Moreover, if he is someone like Jacques Kallis who bats in the top order and bowls a few overs, then he is like gold to the team. The role of an all-rounder becomes even more important in limited-overs cricket. In the upcoming World Cup, players will dual responsibilities are going to be crucial for their respective teams.
With high scoring pitches in England, a hard-hitting batting all-rounder who can bowl his fair share of overs is almost priceless in this World cup. Having multiple all-rounders provides the captain with a few extra bowling options and increases the depth of the batting line-up.
Here we rate the all-rounders of all the participating teams in the World Cup 2019:
England – 8.5/10
The hosts are the hot favourites to win the title. While England’s main strength heading into the mega event will definitely be their batting, their all-rounders make sure they bat deep and provide Eoin Morgan with the option of an extra seamer and an extra spin bowler. Ben Stokes has established himself as one of the best seam bowling all-rounders in the last couple of years. Moeen Ali is a more than capable batsman and as mentioned earlier, will act as an extra spin option.
Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer are two bowling all rounders who are all expected to feature in the playing XI. Jofra Archer could be the player to watch out for in this World cup as his death bowling can trouble the opposition batsmen in a tight run chase. Apart from these 4 world class all-rounders, England can also call upon their reserve all rounders Liam Dawson and Tom Curran if needed which just goes to show their depth in the squad.