Sachin Tendulkar picks his World Cup XI, 5 Indians make it to team
New Delhi: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar picked his World Cup XI after the conclusion of the cricketing extravaganza. Five Indian cricketers feature in the list which has New Zealand captain Kane Williamson at the helm.
Sachin’s team also features 3 English players, 1 Bangladeshi and 1 Australian player.
Coming to the team, Sachin chose Player of the tournament Kane Williamson as the skipper of his World Cup XI. He included both Shakib Al Hasan and Ravindra Jadeja as the two all-rounders. Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson are his openers, while Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli will anchor the middle order.
Ben Stokes and Hardik Pandya are the two batting all-rounders in the side and they are slated to come in towards the end of the innings to apply the finishing touches. The pace bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah complete his XI.
Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup XI:
Rohit Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson (c), Virat Kohli, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer.
The 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup came to a breathtaking yet controversial end on Sunday, July 14. Hosts England lifted their maiden trophy by beating New Zealand. The match ended in a tie which then went for super over; which also ended in a tie. Finally, the match was decided on the basis of who scored more boundaries. Many sportspersons and fans, alike, severely criticized ICC for this rule.