World Cup 2019: Team-wise one weak player in the tournament
These players are talented but their lack of experience to handle pressure might cost the teams.
Published - May 7, 2019 1:49 pm | Updated - May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
2019 World Cup is the biggest sporting event in this year, and the crowd is eager to witness miracles. The advent of slam-bang cricket has definitely reduced the sheen of 50-over format, but time and again it has produced some masterclass. This year in England the rescue forces, 10 teams are expected to save the grace of One-Day cricket with their audacious skills.
The 12th edition of the most celebrated white-ball event is just three weeks away, and teams are ready to rumble in the field. The squads of the participants have been finalized. Most of the troops consist of proven match-winners and they are hopeful of helping the team lift the trophy. Even though every side looks balanced there are some chinks in the armour.
Here are the players who can be considered as a weak link of their respective sides:
1) Noor Ali Zadran (Afghanistan)
The right-hander is a cricketer with immense experience, as he has been playing for Afghanistan from the last 10 years. Noor Ali Zadran has been a guiding light for the nation. He has played 47 ODIs scoring over 1100 runs at an average of 25.51. As the Asian team is playing only its second World Cup, Zadran has been added to the squad as a back-up opener.
Zadran is one of the players who played well in their maiden ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 by stroking a half-century against India. Though he is a skilled player he has not been in good form in the last couple of years. The right-hander has been averaging in single digits in his last 3 series. Zadran can be considered in the playing XI if one of the regular openers fail, but his strike rate of 63 doesn’t inspire much either.