India will face Bangladesh in their next game on July 2 in Birmingham.
Australia opener David Warner became the first player to score 500 runs at the ICC World Cup 2019 after he scored 53 against England on Tuesday. His teammate Aaron Finch and Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan are giving him a tough competition on the batting charts.
Shakib has been setting the ICC World Cup 2019 stage alight scoring runs and picking wickets in every match. The Bangladesh all-rounder was brilliant against Afghanistan and scored 51 runs before he managed to scalp 5 wickets for 29 runs and helped his team register a comfortable win.
Shakib’s performance for Bangladesh is being compared to Yuvraj Singh’s performance in the 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh was named the man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup for his performance with the bat and ball. It will be interesting to see if Shakib Al Hasan can do the same for his country.
ICC World Cup 2019: Top Run Scorers
The race for the leading run scorer is heating up with Aaron Finch just 12 runs behind his fellow opener David Warner. Shakib al Hasan is just 40 runs away from the top and could jump into the lead when Bangladesh face India on July 2.
The other batsmen vying for the top spot are Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Aaron Finch as of now. All these batsmen have given match-winning performances for their teams and will be looking to score big in the remaining matches of the tournament. It is interesting to note that no Indian batsmen are in the top 5 leading run scorers yet. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the only two batsmen who have scored centuries in the World Cup for India. Sharma is at the 6th spot with 440 runs in six matches.
ICC World Cup 2019: Leading Wicket Takers
In the bowling department, Australia’s Mitchell Starc is still leading the bowling charts with 24 wickets. He leapfrogged England pacer Jofra Archer after he picked up 4 wickets in the game against England. Archer is 4th in the list with 16 wickets. He did not pick a wicket in England’s match against India.
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has figured into the list of top 5 wicket-takers in the World Cup after he took 5 wickets in the game against England on Sunday. With 10 wickets each, Jasprit Bumrah is at the 11th position while spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is at the 15th spot.
ICC World Cup 2019: Updated Points Table
England stalled India’s unbeaten World Cup campaign and handed them their first loss on Sunday. With 11 points, India continue to stay at the 2nd spot after Australia in the points table. England has figured at the 4th spot with 10 points. Australia are assured of a semifinal berth. Australia, who has 14 points from 7 games, is followed by India and New Zealand, both of whom could comfortably secure a semifinal spot. The top 4 teams will qualify for the semifinals.
India will face Bangladesh in their next game on July 2 in Birmingham. After losing to England, Team India’s run rate slipped to 0.854, third highest in the list. Australia and England have 1.0 run rate on the points table at the moment.