ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Strengths (Bowling And Bating)

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With time quickly running out for each side to nail down a game plan, we analyze every country’s greatest strength and most glaring concern. Following all details regarding All teams participating in this sizzling cricket event. All the teams are best and will play as good as they can. Let’s see what will happen and which team will win the title.


AUSTRALIA Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Bowling Attack

Every cricket lover knows how strong Australia’s World Cup hopes are. On the form, the defending champions should stand little chance. It has been more than two years since they last won an ODI series, and their win-loss ratio in that period (four wins, 19 losses) is the worst in the world.

However, with five World Cups consecutively and an attack featuring Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, they simply can’t be ruled out. Multiple factors make Australia team incredible and undefeatable. Best team selection, hard-working, and best strategies make the team the best ever team.

The biggest factor for the Australians might just be the returns of David Warner and Steve Smith, however. With more than 7000 runs and 22 ODI centuries between the two of them, Warner (4343 runs at 43.43) and Smith (3431 at 41.84) are Australia’s two most proven batsmen and are good enough to take Australia’s batting order from faltering to elite.

Batting Attack

There are a host of concerns for Australia, and it is going to take more than the return of Smith and Warner to remedy those issues. This was a 50-over team in trouble before their suspensions after all, with the pair involved in 10 straight ODI losses before their 12-month bans.

Nevertheless, how quickly the two find their feet on the international stage is going to have a huge say on Australia’s World Cup hopes. Given the struggles of Aaron Finch, right now what this Australian team is missing more than anything is batsmen who know how to turn a start into a match-defining performance.

You needn’t look further than the respective XIs in the first ODI of the India-Australia series for that. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan had one more century (15) than the entire Australian XI combined. Rohit Sharma (22) and Virat Kohli (39) each have more than the entire Australian squad combined (19).

With 14 and 8 ODI centuries respectively, Warner and Smith need to fill that hole.


SOUTH AFRICA Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Team South Africa strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Bowling Attack

The South Africans are building nicely to the World Cup with four series wins in a row. That success has been built on the back of their bowlers, who have only conceded more than 250 runs on four occasions across their past 17 matches, and only once allowed a team past 300.

With Dale Steyn back in the picture, alongside Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, leg-spinner Imran Tahir and the increasingly impressive Andile Phehlukwayo, South Africa has an attack that is as frugal as it is dangerous.

Collectively South Africa’s bowlers have averaged 27.59 (second among World Cup teams) and struck every 32.2 balls (first) across the past 12 months.

Batting Attack

South African middle order batting particularly does not look nearly as threatening as it once did. Worryingly for the Proteas, alongside losing de Villiers to retirement, they may have lost Hashim Amla to form.

With an average of 49.74, Amla was once one of the first names on the team sheet but he has been left out of the squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka after a lean 12 months. Time is running out for Amla to make a case for a recall, but the Proteas will surely be wary of going into the World Cup without their two most experienced and proven ODI batsman of the past decade.

The good news for South Africa is that captain Faf du Plessis looks primed for a bumper tournament. The skipper scored an unbeaten 112 in his most recent innings and has averaged 72.62 in ODIs across the past 12 months. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock also seems to have found his best again, notching back-to-back 80+ scores in his most recent two innings after a lean 2018.


ENGLAND Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

England Strength for ICC CWC 2019

Explosive Batting Order

Having won 10 of its past 12 bilateral series, England is the world’s best one-day international team and has the ICC ranking to prove it. There is no doubt the hosts will be the team to beat at the World Cup.

Embarrassed at the 2015 World Cup, where a conservative approach saw it bundled out in the group stage. England is now the most attacking team in the world with the bat. No side has passed 300 more times in ODI cricket since the World Cup than England – Eoin Morgan’s men have managed it 34 times, 14 more than second best India – and South Africa is the only other team to have posted a 400+ total. England has done that four times.

Alongside having batsmen gifted with the ability to go hell for leather from ball one – Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Morgan all average more than 40 with strike rates above 100 over the past 12 months – they also have a batting order deep enough to give those players license to attack. No.11 Mark Wood is the only out-and-out bowler regularly playing for England, with the rest of the attack more than capable with the bat.

Batting Collapse

Adopting an all-out attacking approach with the bat has made England the team to beat. A lack of flexibility may be what costs them, with enough collapses in recent times to make it a concern.

A game after hammering 6-418 against the West Indies, they were bundled out for 113, failing to change their approach on a tougher pitch. They were on the brink of being bowled out at 9-132 against a struggling Sri Lanka in October.

Weighing a bowler’s merits as a batsman has also cost the team on occasion too, with Scotland pulling off one of the great upsets last year by piling on 371 runs in a six-run thriller.

The question England has to answer is whether it can adapt its game to suit the conditions, particularly as the pitches and fields get drier, and reverse swing and spin become bigger factors.

It’s an issue England think tank are aware of too.

“It is quite difficult to curb what has been your natural reaction for the last couple of weeks. The honest answer is we need to get better at it,” Morgan told Sky Sports after England were skittled by the Windies.

“When we come up against different conditions it never is that easy for any side but you need to adapt on the day and find a way of scoring runs, occupying the crease and managing your innings better than we did.


NEW ZEALAND Strength for ICC World Cup 2019New Zealand Strength for ICC CWC 2019

Batting Strength

There are a host of concerns for Australia, and it is going to take more than the return of Smith and Warner to remedy those issues. This was a 50-over team in trouble before their suspensions after all, with the pair involved in 10 straight ODI losses before their 12-month bans.

Nevertheless, how quickly the two find their feet on the international stage is going to have a huge say on Australia’s World Cup hopes. Given the struggles of Aaron Finch, right now what this Australian team is missing more than anything is batsmen who know how to turn a start into a match-defining performance.

You needn’t look further than the respective XIs in the first ODI of the India-Australia series for that. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan had one more century (15) than the entire Australian XI combined. Rohit Sharma (22) and Virat Kohli (39) each have more than the entire Australian squad combined (19).

With 14 and 8 ODI centuries respectively, Warner and Smith need to fill that hole.

Opening Pair Weakness

In terms of averages, in the past 12 months, New Zealand has the third worst opening combination in the world in ODI cricket. The two nations below them are Zimbabwe (17.82) and the Netherlands (2.50), the latter of which has only played twice.

Across the 16 matches New Zealand has played in that time, on average the first wicket has garnered the country 21.43 runs – world leaders England, by comparison, have an opening stand worth 63.75 on average.

The Black Caps can take some encouragement from the fact Guptill looked to be back to his best against Bangladesh (264 runs at 132.00). They’ll be hoping that was an indication of his form rather than reflective of an attack that has typically struggled outside of Asia.

Given that patience has seemingly run out with Colin Munro, who has averaged 18.53 over the past 12 months, much will depend on how Henry Nicholls takes to life at the top of the order.


PAKISTAN Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Pakistan Strength for ICC CWC 2019

Top Three Batting Order

They may only sit fifth on the ICC rankings, but there is plenty to like about a Pakistan team that has unearthed a few gems in the past two years.

Stability may not be a phrase synonymous with Pakistani cricket, but they have just that thanks to a world-class top three.

The fire and ice combination of Fakhar Zaman (1442 ODI career runs at 53.40) and Imam-ul-Haq (1090 at 60.55) has averaged 61.06 as an opening pair over the past 12 months. Only England’s Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy (64.64) have fared better among opening combinations that have played more than five ODIs since last March.

With Babar Azam – fifth on the ODI rankings and averaging 51.29 – coming in at No.3, Pakistan’s top three does not leave much to be desired.

There is a lot to get excited about with the next generation of Pakistani cricketers coming through. The likes of Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Shadab Khan – aged between 20 and 25 – have all shown that they can have a serious impact.

However, if Pakistan is going to make a splash at the World Cup then the senior pros will need to step up too. That’s a concern given Mohammad Hafeez is nursing a thumb injury and veterans Shoaib Malik (404 runs at 33.66) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (213 runs at 26.62) have both looked off color over the past 12 months.

Bowling Attack

Rookie quicks Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Afridi will have big roles to play alongside the more established Hasan Ali. With 20-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan there too, Pakistan has most areas covered with the ball.

Mohammed Amir is also struggling. The quick has taken three wickets at 86.33 over the past 12 months in ODI cricket. While Pakistan has not missed him too much, thanks to Afridi (19 wickets at 19.36) and Shinwari (17 at 19.41), Amir is a big stage player. The left-arm quick was at the heart of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win, taking 3-16 in the final.

“If a senior bowler like him looks out of form, off-color, it’s a worry for us, but we still have time for Amir. We still have ten one-dayers and two-three months,” chief selector and former batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq said. “Amir can make a comeback. We will give him a full chance to make a comeback. He is a big-occasion bowler and we need to have a bowler like him in our armory.”


INDIA Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Team India Strength for World Cup 2019

Bowling Attack

This Indian team features three of the all-time great 50-over batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni – and one under-appreciated because of the caliber of players around him in Shikhar Dhawan. But if the Indians go all the way in England it will be because their attack is in the conversation for best in the game.

Kohli has three of the top five ODI bowlers in the world at his disposal, according to the ICC’s rankings. The star of the show, and No.1 bowler on the rankings, is Jasprit Bumrah (82 wickets at 21.07) but the ace up Kohli’s sleeve is the duel act of Kuldeep Yadav (82 wickets at 20.60) and Yuzvendra Chahal (71 wickets at 23.83), who sit fourth and fifth on the rankings. The spin twins have given India unrivaled cut through in the middle overs.

With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami competing to partner Bumrah with the new ball, and seam bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya likely to carry the fifth bowler’s load, India’s attack will cause plenty of trouble.

Batting Strength

The big three of Sharma, Dhawan, and Kohli has been the platform on which India has built its near-constant success in ODI cricket since the last World Cup. It’s an over-dependence on this top three that could also cost the Indians in England, just as it did in the Champions Trophy, where Kohli’s side was bundled out for 158 after the top three contributed a grand sum of 26 runs.

Given Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni – the likely candidates to bat No.4 and 5 – average 48.34 and 50.84 respectively, this critique may seem harsh. However, neither Rayudu nor Dhoni are particularly quick run-scorers any more, with the onus on one of Sharma, Dhawan or Kohli to cash in with quick runs in the second half of the innings after laying a foundation in the first.

Having made the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, the Indians will be confident they have it in them to tackle English conditions. Nevertheless, if the ball is moving off the straight the onus on the top three to set up the innings will only increase.


BANGLADESH Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Team Bangladesh Strength for ICC CWC 2019

Batting Attack

Bangladesh surprised the world by making it past the group stage of the World Cup last time, and in the years since have become proven performers on the big stage.

In 2017, the Tigers made it into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, getting through a group that featured England, New Zealand and Australia. In 2018, they made the Asia Cup final and lost a last-ball thriller against India.

Each of those tournaments saw a senior bat step up, with Tamim Iqbal scoring 293 at 73.25 in the Champions trophy and Mushfiqur Rahim 302 at 60.50 in the Asia Cup.

Up until the ODI series against New Zealand, both those men were in hot form. In the past 12 months, Mushfiqur has averaged 51.84 and Tamim 63.14. Alongside Shakib Al Hasan they will carry the bulk of the responsibility with the bat for Bangladesh. If Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar can step up too, then this Bangladeshi outfit will be a handful.

Chasing Failure

While the form of Bangladesh’s batsmen is impressive, collectively they are going to have to step it up in England. With flat pitches and small grounds the norm, scores around 300 are expected to be par.

That’s a concern for a Bangladeshi batting order that has only passed 300 once in the past 12 months and six times since the 2015 World Cup. Afghanistan is the only World Cup team to have reached 300 on fewer occasions (2) since the last tournament.

The counterpoint to this is that Bangladesh has only conceded 300 runs in an ODI eight times since the last World Cup and only once in the past 12 months.


AFGHANISTAN Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Afghanistan World Cup Team Strength

Spin Magic

In Rashid Khan, Afghanistan has the best white-ball spin bowler in the world. Second, on the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings, Rashid has taken 33 wickets at just 17.36 runs apiece in the past year. He’s only leaked 3.85 runs an over in that time.

The scary thing about Afghanistan is that Rashid is no one-man band. Brisbane Heat fans got a look at Mujeeb ur Rahman over the summer in the BBL (12 wickets at 23.41, econ. 6.04), and the 18-year-old has been a revelation since making his ODI debut (47 wickets at 18.14, econ 3.74). Throw in the finger spin of all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and Afghanistan’s attack is not short of quality.

Though the pace stocks aren’t impressive, Afghanistan boasts the most economic attack of any team at the World Cup, leaking just 4.21 runs per over in the past year and 4.51 since the last World Cup.


SRI LANKA Strength for ICC World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka Strenth for ICC CWC 2019

Al-Rounder Strength

With all-rounder Thisara Perera (512 runs at 39.38, the strike rate of 121.04) leading the charge, Sri Lanka’s batsmen have scored at 5.78 runs a year across the past 12 months. Only England (6.41) has scored faster.

Alongside Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera shape as the key me in Sri Lanka’s batting order. Both have scored more than 400 runs in the past 12 months, with strike rates just under 100.

Bowling Strength

While the Sri Lankans score runs at a rapid rate, they concede them even quicker. The Lasith Malinga-led side has leaked a world-worst 6.21 an over across the past 12 months. No wonder they have lost 12 of their last 16 ODIs.

Worryingly for Sri Lanka, their two best bowlers over the past year have both had stints on the sidelines.

Akila Dananjaya, a right-arm spinner of every variety, has been both their greatest threat (26 wickets at 19.76) and most frugal bowler (6.45) in the past 12 months. He has only just returned to playing duties after a stint on the sidelines because of suspect action.

Malinga, the team’s second highest wicket-taker in the past year (17 at 28.05), is never a guarantee to play given his age and injury history.


WEST INDIES Destructive Batting PairsWest Indies strength for ICC CWC 2019

The West Indies’ greatest strength and biggest concerns are one and the same. Theirs is a dynamite team – whether they implode or explode is the question.

With Chris Gayle back at the top of the order and power hitters like Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite in the side, the West Indies are capable of posting scores few other teams in the world can.

Just ask England’s bowlers, who were at the receiving end of some absolutely disdainful batting during a recent ODI series in the Caribbean that finished 2-2. Gayle was at the center of that series, with the bruising left-hander in ominous touch ahead of the World Cup. He hammered 424 runs for the campaign at an average of 106.00 with a strike rate of 134.17. There were 39 sixes along the way.

At the same time, the West Indies are as likely to crumble as any team, having been held under 200 on six occasions in the past 12 months.

Conclusion

All these teams hopefully perform the best during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with the help of their batting and bowling orders. We hope these teams will give a lot of entertainment to Cricket fans across the World.

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