Rohit Sharma had a memorable 2019 in ODI cricket. Starting his year with a hundred - 133 vs Australia at the SCG, albeit in a losing cause - the Indian opener was on a record-breaking spree. His tally of 1490 runs is the highest by an ODI batsman this year. Live Cricket Streaming Nearly 1500 runs and seven hundreds seems ridiculous even if you consider the current batting-friendly nature of the format. Like Rohit Sharma, Jason Roy also began his 2019 with a hundred - 123 against West Indies in a run chase of 361. The swashbuckling opener was a pivotal part of England’s blueprint to lift the World Cup and he did not disappoint.
Amassing five of his seven hundreds in the World Cup, Rohit shattered Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four hundreds in the preceding World Cup edition. Live Cricket Streaming His tally of 1490 runs in a calendar year is only bettered by Matthew Hayden (1601 in 2007) which makes him an automatic pick for the opener’s role in our ODI Team of the Year. Roy’s authority lies within the first 10 overs. He scored at an average of 105 with a strike-rate of 100.6 in the first powerplay this year which makes him the perfect foil to partner Rohit Sharma at the top who likes to bat with a measured approach at the start of an innings.