LONDON: There were a few star performers in Pakistan’s disappointing World Cup 2019 campaign but neither of them delivered consistently in the tournament.
And that fact was aptly illustrated in the ICC World Cup 2019 team which was announced by the International Cricket Council on Monday following Sunday’s pulsating finale featuring England and New Zealand.
There wasn’t a single Pakistani player in the World Cup team which is captained by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who was named player of the tournament despite his team’s loss in the final.
Players like Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Babar Azam did shine in the World Cup but neither of them could really help Pakistan reach the semifinals.
Meanwhile, the World Cup team is largely formed by players from Sunday’s dramatic final at Lord’s. Six of them have made the elite list.
England, who won their maiden World Cup title, are the most represented with four selections in the team while runners-up the Black Caps have two in the eleven, named by a panel selected by the ICC to honour players who performed well in the tournament.