The Indian team has been thrown out of the Cricket World Cup 2019’s 1st semifinal by New Zealand. The Indian team had performed very well in throughout of the World Cup 2019, especially by the Indian team Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma.
Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and the whole team were performed tremendously in the 2019 WC season.
Here are the top dominant players in descending order who helped the Indian team to reach in the semi-finals:
3) Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja:
In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Indian was looking very strong in batting side as well as in bowling and fielding side. The Indian team had World Class top bowlers who could bowl in any tuff situations. India team had Jasprit Bumrah who is the World first ranked bowler in the ODI.
Jasprit Bumrah impressed and entertained Coach, Captain, and all the fans by his bowling. Bumrah had picked 18 wickets throughout the World Cup 2019 season including 9 maiden’s overs.
Along with Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja who didn’t get too many chances in the World Cup 2019, proved his worth for the team; when it was needed. He had saved most runs so far in the tournament. In the 2 matches, he saved a total of 41 runs. In the first semi-final against New Zealand, Jadeja had shown up impressively with the bowl, bat and field. He scored valuable 77 runs which was kept the Indian team’s hope alive to remain in the game. In the field area, he had sent back the most dangerous batsman – Ross Taylor.
2) Virat Kohli – Run Machine:
The India team Captain and World’s no. 1 batsman Virat Kohli is another dominant player who handled the team and took it to the semi-final.
Virat Kohli is also known as King Kohli and Run Machine. Following the Shakib Al Hasan, Virat Kohli is at the second position to score most fifties in this tournament so far. Shakib Al Hasan scored 5 fifties, but he took 8 innings whereas Virat took 9 innings. Along with the batting, Virat Kohli handled the whole team by his astute captaincy and was remained toppers after completing league stage matches. Out of 9 matches, The Indian team won 7, lost 1 against England and 1 match was washed out due to rain.
1) Rohit Sharma:
The most Explosive batsman throughout the World Cup 2019 is Rohit Sharma who can break the records and set the new one. In the Absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma had a responsibility to manage the opening pair and create an excellent partnership to India for the rest of the matches. Sharma managed the Indian team’s opening partnership with the Rahul and played with full of control. In most of the matches, both openers Rohit and Rahul gave a fabulous start for India.
Rohit Sharma played a total of 9 matches, smashed 5 centuries. These five centuries were against South Africa, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, respectively. Sharma has broken the record of Kumar Sangakkara who hit the most centuries in single World Cup edition. In 2015 WC, Sangakkara had created the record of the most 4 centuries in Single World Cup edition, Sharma overtakes this record by smashing 5 centuries.
Rohit Sharma has also compared the record of Sachin Tendulkar to score most centuries in World Cup event. In 2011 World Cup, Sachin had built the record to score the most 6 centuries. In 2019 World Cup, Rohit scores 648 runs which is the second highest run by an Indian player in World Cup event. Rohit Sharma played a significant role in all winning of the Indian team and contributed the most to take the team to the semifinals.
Apart from these players, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni, and all others helped the Indian team to reach the semi-final of World Cup 2019.
Unluckily, the Indian team lost the match and exited from the World Cup tour.