ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Here are strongest playing 11 for the 10 teams

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With the biggest cricket spectacle, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, just days away, and the provisional squads for all the 10 participating teams already announced, it is time to look at the strengths and weaknesses of each team.

The May 23 due date for rolling out any improvements to the 15-part squads is practically around the bend. There have been some constrained changes for certain groups because of wounds, yet most squads are probably going to stay unaltered.

How about we investigate the most grounded playing 11 of all the 10 groups for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

INDIA:India named their 15-man squad on April 15 and there were a few amazements: Rishabh Pant, touted as the best batsman to illuminate their number-four problem, was excluded in the 15-player list; Vijay Shankar was picked for his “3-dimentional capacities” and Dinesh Karthik was given another opportunity as the group required and experienced hand behind the wickets.

Virat Kohli will lead the side and he is likely to play a crucial role in the batting line-up along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and veteran MS Dhoni. The bowling department will be spearheaded by the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will make the spin attack, with Ravindra Jadeja also playing a key role.

Squad: 1.Virat Kohli (c),2. Rohit Sharma,3. Shikhar Dhawan,4. K L Rahul, 5.Vijay Shankar, 6.MS Dhoni (wk), 7.Kedar Jadhav, 8.Dinesh Karthik (wk),9. Yuzvendra Chahal,10. Kuldeep Yadav,11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 12.Jasprit Bumrah, 13.Hardik Pandya,14.Ravindra Jadeja, 15.Mohammed Shami.

Most grounded Playing 11: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.


The Australian side has gotten a lift with the arrival of David Warner and Steve Smith, who had been restricted for a year following a ball-altering embarrassment. The side appeared to have lost its triumphant ways, however at this point appeared to have stopped the gaps in front of World Cup 2019 and are one of the most grounded sides.

Warner, Smith and Usman Khawaja would be the key batsmen for the side, with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa would bear the bowling duty.

squad:1. Aaron Finch (c),2. David Warner,3. Usman Khawaja,4. Steve Smith, 5.Shaun Marsh, 6.Alex Carey,7. Marcus Stoinis,8. Glenn Maxwell, 9.Mitchell Starc,10. Kane Richardson,11. Pat Cummins,12. Jason Behrendorff, 13.Nathan Coulter-Nile, 14.Adam Zampa, 15.Nathan Lyon.

squad:1. Aaron Finch (c),2. David Warner,3. Usman Khawaja,4. Steve Smith, 5.Shaun Marsh, 6.Alex Carey,7. Marcus Stoinis,8. Glenn Maxwell, 9.Mitchell Starc,10. Kane Richardson,11. Pat Cummins,12. Jason Behrendorff, 13.Nathan Coulter-Nile, 14.Adam Zampa, 15.Nathan Lyon.

Strongest Playing 11: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.


Touted as one of the top choices this time, the England group, world no.1 at present, appear to be at the pinnacle of their exhibition, thinking about their ongoing adventures, particularly at home.

Britain captain Eoin Morgan will have the organization of Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Joe Root in the batting office, and every one of them have been in great touch. On the off chance that Jofra Archer, who has been in an extraordinary structure, discovers his way into the last squad, the side would turn out to be much more grounded and adjusted.

Squad: 1.Eoin Morgan (c), 2.Moeen Ali,3. Jonny Bairstow, 4.Jos Buttler, 5.Tom Curran, 6.Joe Denly, 7.Liam Plunkett, 8.Adil Rashid,9. Joe Root, 10.Jason Roy,11. Ben Stokes,12. David Willey, 13.Chris Woakes, 14.Mark Wood.

Most grounded Playing 11: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, David Willey.


The most youthful group in the World Cup regarding normal age of the squad, Pakistan have a decent parity. Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead a group with most individuals playing their lady World Cup. The oversight of pacer Mohammad Amir’s name has come as a shock to many, yet Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali could be a treat to watch in the competition. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been at the highest point of their amusement and can be the most risky batsmen in the competition. The group’s administration on Thursday chose to bring left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir, who was not viewed as before, in the squad.

The side will have the experience of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, while Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will deal with the turn division.

Squad: 1.Sarfaraz Ahmed (c),2. Fakhar Zaman,3. Imam-ul-Haq,4. Abid Ali, 5.Babar Azam, 6.Shoaib Malik,7. Haris Sohail, 8.Mohammad Hafeez,9. Shadab Khan,10. Imad Wasim,11. Hasan Ali,12. Faheem Ashraf,13. Shaheen Afridi, 14.Junaid Khan,15. Muhammad Hasnain/Mohammad Aamir.

Most grounded Playing 11: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan.


The Sri Lanka side has been struggling for a while to find its form and match up to the levels it once had with Sangakkara and Jayawardene featuring in the team. Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews will provide some stability to the otherwise inexperienced side, but the move to appoint Dimuth Karunaratne, who has not played an ODI since 2015, the skipper may backfire. Even Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharangawere have not been picked in the squad.

Squad: 1.Dimuth Karunaratne (c), 2.Avishka Fernando, 3.Lahiru Thirimanne,4. Kusal Perera, 5.Kusal Mendis,6. Angelo Mathews,7. Dhananjaya de Silva, 8.Jeffery Vandersay,9. Thisara Perera,10. Isuru Udana,11. Lasith Malinga,12. Suranga Lakmal,13. Nuwan Pradeep,14. Jeevan Mendis,15. Milinda Siriwardana.

Strongest Playing 11: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis.


A large portion of the South African players in their World Cup squad have had a better than average involvement and introduction to the global circuit.

Captain Faf du Plessis will assume a pivotal job as he has been in structure and wicket-guardian Quinton de Kock would have an equivalent obligation.

Hashim Amla will be an accomplished player in the batting office, while Dale Steyn would assume a similar job in bowling. Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir will likewise be key players, if their fruitful keep running with the ball in the IPL 2019 is anything to pass by.

Squad: 1.Faf du Plessis (c), 2.Aiden Markram, 3.Quinton de Kock (wk),4 Hashim Amla, 5.Rassie van der Dussen, 6.David Miller, 7.Andile Phehlukwayo,8. JP Duminy, 9.Dwaine Pretorius,10. Dale Steyn,11. Kagiso Rabada,12. Lungi Ngidi,13. Anrich Nortje, 14.Imran Tahir, 15.Tabraiz Shamsi.

Most grounded Playing 11: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.


New Zealand have dependably been a solid contender for the World Cup and they would hope to give a solid challenge to different groups in the competition’s twelfth release, as well, with Kane Williamson driving an accomplished side.

Ross Taylor has showed up in three World Cups, while Martin Guptill and Tim Southee would play their third. The group has included debutant Tom Blundell for wicket-keeping obligation, aside from Tom Latham.

Squad: 1.Kane Williamson (c), 2.Ross Taylor, 3.Tom Latham (wk),4. Tom Blundell (wk), 5.Mitchell Santner,6. Colin de Grandhomme, 7.Lockie Ferguson, 8.Tim Southee, 9.Trent Boult,10. Colin Munro,11. Ish Sodhi, 12.Henry Nicholls, 13.Martin Guptill,14. Matt Henry, 15.Jimmy Neesham.

Most grounded Playing 11: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.


The Caribbean squad for the World Cup is a blended sack, with some new names and numerous commonplace ones. Jason Holder will lead the side and he would have Chris Gayle, playing his last World Cup, as his appointee.

The oversight of Sunil Narine and Keiron Pollard raised eyebrows, yet at the same time the side looks sufficiently risky to take in any group. Andre Russell, who has had an extraordinary time in IPL 2019, is probably going to be the key player for the side.

Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo will shape the center request. Andre Russell is back and holds the way to their accomplishment in the competition. Ashley Nurse, Holder, Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas complete the rundown of bowlers in the 11.

Squad:1. Jason Holder (c), 2.Chris Gayle, 3.Andre Russell, 4.Ashley Nurse, 5.Carlos Brathwaite,6. Darren Bravo,7. Evin Lewis, 8.Fabian Allen,9. Kemar Roach, 10.Nicholas Pooran (wk), 11.Oshane Thomas, 12.Shai Hope,13. Shannon Gabriel,14. Sheldon Cottrell, 15.Shimron Hetmyer.

Most grounded Playing 11: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Evin Lewis, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell.


The Afghanistan side could demonstrate the joker in the pack this time, and may well shock some enormous names in the competition, particularly with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in great structure. Gulbadin Naib will lead the youthful side and previous skipper Asghar Afghan’s experience will prove to be useful.

The side will have the turn trio of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi to gag the run stream and a fine center request in Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi and Asghar Afghan.

Squad: 1.Gulbadin Naib (c), 2.Mohammad Shahzad (wk),3. Noor Ali Zadran,4. Hazratullah Zazai,5. Rahmat Shah,6. Asghar Afghan,7. Hashmatullah Shahidi, 8.Najibullah Zadran,9. Samiullah Shinwari,10. Mohammad Nabi, 11.Rashid Khan,12. Dawlat Zadran,13. Aftab Alam,14. Hamid Hassan,15. Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Most grounded Playing 11: Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb.


The side would yet again enter the World Cup with some experienced players, such as skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal. Mustafizur Rahman will be a key player for the side, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz could be the surprise element.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

Strongest Playing 11: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun.

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