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Waugh names the best batsman, picks four semi-finalists

20 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Former Australia World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh has picked the best batsman of ICC World Cup 2019 based on performances so far. While there has been some notable knocks from Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and India’s Rohit Sharma – both of them playing crucial roles in their respective sides victories – Waugh has gone in with Australia captain Aaron Finch as his pick for the best player of the tournament so far, reports Hindustan Times.

Finch, who was not at the top of his game in the led-up to the World Cup after going through a disastrous India tour, is currently the third highest run-getter of the tournament with 343 runs to his name at an average of 68.60. Finch has two half-centuries and one century to his credit and at an astonishing strike rate of 110.64.

“He has remained calm and composed off the field in dealing with the media and has unquestionably been the premier batsman of the tournament,” Waugh was quoted as saying by ICC.