Sunil Gavaskar, India A, BCCI
Sunil Gavaskar. Twitter

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has picked his best XI of the World Cup. The Little Master selected Rohit Sharma and David Warner as the two openers of his side. Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 648 runs in 10 matches at an impressive average of 81. Rohit Sharma scored five centuries in the tournament which is the most.

David Warner made a roaring comeback into International cricket as he scored 647 runs in the tourney. Warner scored his runs at an average of 71.89. England Test captain Joe Root also makes the cut into Sunil Gavaskar’s team. Root scored 556 runs in the 11 matches at an average of 61.78.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

Ravindra Jadeja gets a place.

Sunil Gavaskar also picked Kane Williamson in his side. Williamson scored 578 runs in the nine innings which is the most for any captain in a single World Cup edition.

Gavaskar picked Shakib Al Hasan, who was the best all-rounder of the tournament, makes the cut into the team. Hasan scored 606 runs in the competition and scalped 11 wickets in the tourney.

Ben Stokes who has been superb with both bat and ball for England, finds a place in Sunil Gavaskar’s team. Stokes scored more than 350 runs and scalped seven wickets in the 11 matches of the World Cup. Gavaskar picked Alex Carey as a wicket-keeper batsman in the side. The southpaw batsman scored 375 runs in the tournament at an average of 62.75.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Credit: Twitter

Surprisingly, Ravindra Jadeja who played a fine knock of 77 runs off just 59 balls in the semifinal against New Zealand is picked by Sunil Gavaskar.

Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Starc constitute the pace battery of Sunil Gavaskar’s team. Starc is once again the leading wicket-taker with 27 wickets whereas Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer took 20 wickets each.

Sunil Gavaskar’s best XI: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Alex Carey, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Ravindra Jadeja, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah.

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