ICC Cricket World Cup: Best All-rounders World Cup Wise
ICC Cricket World Cups are organized every four years. Cricket World Cup is still the most prestigious One Day International tournament. Importance of all rounders cannot be denied as they play important role in the victory of their teams. There is no clear-cut prerequisite for a cricketer to be deemed as an all-rounder. However, the conventional criterion for an indisputable all-rounder is someone whose batting and bowling proficiency would aid his team to win a match. ICC Cricket World Cup has also seen some great performances by all rounders. Although the concept of an all-rounder was there since the early days of cricket, this position was solemnly acknowledged during 1983 Cricket World Cup once Mohinder Amarnath, Kapel Dev and Imran Khan changed the face of cricket by their outstanding bowling and batting capabilities. Though it’s difficult to report the best all rounders for 1975 and 1979 Cricket World Cup due to lack of availability of statistics, following is the list of world cup wise best all-rounders of Cricket World Cup.
1983 ICC Cricket World Cup – Mohinder Amarnath
1987 ICC Cricket World Cup – Allan Border 1987
1992 ICC Cricket World Cup – Wasim Akram
1996 ICC Cricket World Cup – Sanath Jayasuriya
1999 ICC Cricket World Cup – Lance Klusener
2003 ICC Cricket World Cup – Sachin Tendulker
2007 ICC Cricket World Cup – Jaques Kallis
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup- Shahid Afridi
In the 10th Cricket world cup, Shahid Afridi proved himself to be indispensable for his team. Although he has won many matches for his team, his performance in the 2011 cricket world cup was a land mark in his own glorious career. He led the team from the front. Despite the fact that Shahid Afridi became the captain of Pakistan cricket team only a couple of months before the world cup, he proved himself a strong captain too. He was not only good with the ball, he performed well as a captain too.