World Cup 2019: Rating the finishers of all teams in the tournament
With this World Cup expected to be a high scoring one, the difference between teams will largely be decided on their performance in the death overs and hence finishers will have a big role to play.
Updated - May 26, 2019 3:10 pm
ODI cricket has witnessed a massive rise in scoring rates over the past few years. The pitches in England for ODIs have been so batting friendly that discussions are being held about breaching the 500-run mark in the coming World Cup. Though it looks quite impossible, with short boundaries and the kind of pitches nothing can be ruled out completely.
The role of a finisher is not an easy job. They have to adjust their game according to the situation and are expected to make a big impact in a shorter period of time. Every team thrives for players who have the ability to score quickly in the death overs and change the momentum of the game. With this World Cup expected to be a high scoring one, the difference between teams will largely be decided on their performance in the death overs and hence finishers will have a big role to play.
Here is the team-wise finishers rating in 2019 World Cup
England – 9.5/10
The home team are the favorites to win the World Cup as they have a formidable batting lineup that has the ability to score at a brisk rate throughout the innings. One of the key reasons that the top order batsmen of the English side can bat freely and attack early is because of the depth in their batting.
The England team has undoubtedly the best batting lineup and the best set of finishers in the World Cup. The onus to finish the innings will be on the trio of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali and all of them have the ability to change the course of the game in a few overs. Jos Buttler is one of the most destructive batsmen of the current era and has shown great consistency over the past few years.
Also, the likes of Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett and even Adil Rashid are more than handy with the bat. In fact, Mark Wood is the only player in the 15-man squad of England who can be termed as a tailender and this kind of depth in their batting makes them the best batting side of the World Cup.