The pitches prepared for ODIs are very batsman friendly nowadays. Every now and then, the batsmen are creating unthinkable records in the 50-overs format. The importance of the top order has never been so high as it is in the modern-day cricket.
Talking about the ODIs, the 2019 ICC World Cup is approaching soon and the top 10 ODI teams of the world will clash in England and Wales to earn the tag of being called world champions. As for the teams wishing to win the title, they must make sure that they have a solid batting line-up which can win matches for them.
Here is a look at the three best batting lineups that will be on show at the World Cup this year:
#3 New Zealand
The runners-up of the 2015 World Cup, New Zealand have a batting order like no other team on the planet. With the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson in the top order the Kiwis have the perfect blend of attack and defense. Also, they have Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham and Corey Anderson to sky-rocket the run rate in the death overs. This makes New Zealand’s batting a force to reckon with in the World Cup.
India’s rise in the ODI format has been because of its batting. The top 3 batsmen of the Indian team – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli have been the cornerstones of the team. Though the no.4 position in the batting order has been their weak point, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav have made sure to cover it up with their finishing skills.
If India gets a perfect no.4 batsman at the World Cup, then no team would stand a chance to beat the Men in Blue.
From being knocked out in the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2015 to being the favorites to win the title in 2019, Eoin Morgan’s Englishmen have come a long way. They are one of the improved sides of world cricket and their batting has been the main reason for the turn-around.
They have Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow as openers, followed by the dependable duo of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan and then
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