World Cup 2019: Ashish Nehra picks his greatest XI


Forme India pacer picked 5 Indians and selected MS Dhoni as his captain.

Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The 12th version of the cricket World Cup witnessed its last recreation on Sunday when hosts England took on the 2015 finalists New Zealand within the title conflict at Lord’s. This yr, the cricketing world will see a brand new champion as neither the Three Lions nor the Black Caps have ever received a World Cup. The 2 groups beat the 2 high sides of the event – India and Australia – within the semi-finals earlier this week.

Former India left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra picked his greatest eleven of the 2019 World Cup and comprised, apart from 5 Indians, two Australians, two Englishmen, one Kiwi and one Bangladeshi. Nehra picked former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni because the captain of the aspect. Dhoni, 38, featured within the Indian squad as the principle wicket-keeper-batsman and had taken India shut to creating the ultimate with a well timed fifty within the semi-final.

5 Indians in Nehra’s XI

Nehra, who had performed within the 2003 and 2011 World Cups beneath two totally different captains, picked Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah apart from Dhoni because the Indian gamers in his World Cup 2019 XI. Amongst others, he selected Australia’s David Warner and Mitchell Starc whereas the 2 Englishmen who discovered a spot in his XI are Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has been a sensation on this World Cup, was additionally most well-liked by Nehra. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was the one Black Caps consultant within the former cricketer’s group. When it comes to the order, Nehra picked Rohit and Warner because the openers with Kohli coming in at No.three. Kane Williamson was picked at No.four adopted by Shakib, Dhoni and Ben Stokes. The ultimate 4 slots had been occupied by Chahal, Archer, Starc and Bumrah.

Rohit was in an important type on this World Cup as he amassed 648 runs in 9 video games with 5 centuries, establishing a brand new world file. Starc, then again, picked 27 wickets within the version to higher the 12-year-old file established by his predecessor Glenn McGrath. Batters like Warner and Williamson have additionally been in good type on this World Cup whereas in bowling, Bumrah did excellently. Chahal was extra on and off however but proved useful whereas Archer generated some severe tempo that rattled fairly a number of batsmen within the opposition ranks.

Nehra’s greatest XI: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah.