Indian cricketers to watch in ICC World CUP 2011


India is considered as one of the top contenders of this ICC World Cup 2011. Here is the list of the key players of Indian team with brief record of the players in limited over cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni


MS Dhoni is mainly an attacking batsman. His overall record in one day international is very good. This player may be a key factor in Indian team in this ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Captain of the team, Wicket keeper and right handed batsman
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 177
Runs scored: 5808
Average: 58.08
Century: 7
Half Century: 37
Highest scored: 183 – not out
Catches taken: 174
Stumping: 57

Sachin Tendulkar


This ICC World Cup 2011 is going to be the last World Cup tournament for Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is comfortable in both test and limited over matches. India expects a lot from him.

Status: Right handed batsman and bowler, can bowl spin and pace bowling.
Age: 37 years
One day international matches played: 444
Runs scored: 17629
Batting average: 44.97
Century: 46
Half Century: 93
Highest scored: 200 – not out
Catches taken: 134
Wickets taken: 154
Bowling average: 44.26
Five wickets in an innings: 2 times
Four wickets in an innings: 4 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 32 runs

Virendra Sehwag


Attacking batsman Sehwag can tear off any bowling line in his day. India needs his magic in ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Vice Captain, Right handed batsman and bowler.
Age: 32 years
One day international matches played: 228
Runs scored: 7380
Batting average: 34.64
Century: 13
Half Century: 36
Highest scored: 146
Catches taken: 84
Wickets taken: 92
Bowling average: 40.39
Four wickets in an innings: 1 time
Best Bowling: 4 for 6 runs

Harbhajan Singh


India's main pillar in spin attack. Recently he is batting well. We are expecting his success in both the departments in this ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Right hand off spinner and right hand batsman.
Age: 30 years
One day international matches played: 217
Wickets taken: 246
Bowling average: 33.14
Five wickets in an innings: 3 times
Four wickets in an innings: 2 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 31 runs
Runs scored: 1125
Batting average: 13.23
Highest scored: 49
Catches taken: 63


Zaheer Khan


Zaheer is the main strike pace bowler of Indian team in ICC World Cup 2011. He is consistently performing well.

Status: Right hand medium pacer and right hand batsman.
Age: 32 years
One day international matches played: 182
Wickets taken: 252
Bowling average: 29.68
Five wickets in an innings: 1 time
Four wickets in an innings: 7 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 42 runs
Runs scored: 763
Batting average: 12.71
Highest scored: 34 not out
Catches taken: 8

Virat Kohli


Virat is a new batsman. He can contribute a lot in future. This ICC World Cup 2011 is his acid test.

Status: Right handed batsman
Age: 22 years
One day international matches played: 45
Runs scored: 1672
Batting average: 46.44
Century: 4
Half Century: 12
Highest scored: 118
Catches taken: 20


Gautam Gambhir


Gautam Gambhir is considered as the future caption of Indian cricket team. He is a consistent player and we can expect him as one of the key player in ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Left handed batsman.
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 105
Runs scored: 3680
Batting average: 40.43
Century: 9
Half Century: 21
Highest scored: 150 not out
Catches taken: 32


Munaf Patel


Apart from Zaheer Khan all the other pace bowlers in Indian team are in tough fight to get a slot in the team of ICC World Cup 2011. Munaf is one of them.

Status: Right hand medium pacer and right hand batsman.
Age: 27 years
One day international matches played: 54
Wickets taken: 65
Bowling average: 29.6
Four wickets in an innings: 2 times
Best Bowling: 4 for 29 runs
Runs scored: 73
Batting average: 8.11
Highest scored: 15
Catches taken: 9

Yusuf Pathan


Yusuf is a specialist player in limited over cricket matches. He is not at all a copy book player. Yusuf do not bother about technique of batting and a hard hitter of the ball. In his day Yusuf can do anything with his willow. Main attraction of this ICC World Cup 2011 is definitely Yusuf Pathan.

Status: Right handed batsman and off break bowler.
Age: 28 years
One day international matches played: 45
Runs scored: 694
Batting average: 33.04
Century: 2
Half Century: 3
Highest scored: 123 not out
Catches taken: 14
Wickets taken: 30
Bowling average: 34.76
Best Bowling: 3 for 49 runs

Yuvraj Singh


Yuvraj is a specialist one day player. He is hard hitter of the ball and can bowl well in one day match. This ICC World Cup 2011 can be special for Yuvraj.

Status: Left handed batsman and bowler.
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 265
Runs scored: 7689
Batting average: 36.61
Century: 12
Half Century: 45
Highest scored: 139
Catches taken: 81
Wickets taken: 94
Bowling average: 39.18
Four wickets in an innings: 2 times
Best Bowling: 4 for 6 runs


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