ICC Men Cricket World Cup 2019 is into its third week and has been a thrilling ride undoubtedly . The ten participating countries have already finished writing the start of their campaigns. Three out of the top four spots for semi-finals seem more or less look settled after India’s thrilling win over Afghanistan and New Zealand’s encounter with West Indies.
With 5 wins from 6 games, India is at the 2nddposition in the points table. India beat South Africa, Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and West Indies but their game against New Zealand got washed out. The English side has had a mixed campaign so far with four wins out of six games.
The defending champions Australia sit at the 1st place of the points table with 6 wins in 7 games, The one loss came against India. With 5 wins in 7 games so far, the Black Caps are undefeated as of now and sits at the top of the table.
David Warner tops the table in most runs scored followed by Aaron Finch.
In the bowling department, it’s Mitchell Starc who sits at the top with 19 wickets followed by Lockie Ferguson who also has 18 wickets in the tournament so far.
The highest Individual score belongs to David Warner with 166 followed by his opening partner Aron Finch at 153.
Eoin Morgan with 22 Sixes leads the big hitters chart followed by Aron Finch and Chris Gayle. While regarding the boundaries Shakib al Hasan leads the table with 47 Fours followed by David Warner at 30 Fours.
India have lost Shikhar Dhawan to an injury and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also been ruled out of next few games but the Indian team is so strong that despite the setbacks, it will qualify for the World Cup semi-finals, reckons former skipper Sourav Ganguly.
"It's a blow but they beat Pakistan comprehensively. So they are in good form. I hope Shikhar recovers well and recovers soon," Ganguly, who has returned from his World Cup commentary assignment, said here on Wednesday
"Injuries are part and parcel nobody has control on it. Hope others come and do well. I thought Vijay Shankar did exceptionally well with the ball in Bhuvi's absence. This is a good Indian team and they will make it to the semis and we will see what happens," Ganguly added.
"India has looked the best in the World Cup so far, then England and Australia," Ganguly said.
By: Rachi Rawat