World Cup 2019: Meet the stars of Week 1 (May 30 to June 2)

First Published 3, Jun 2019, 10:46 AM IST

ICC World Cup 2019 has completed its first week. And, we must say that it was a disappointing week (May 30 to June 2) with regard to the five contests on offer. All of the matches were one-sided with New Zealand registering the biggest win of the week as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. India, one of the favourites to win the trophy, are yet to play and will only take the field on June 5. Looking back, here are the stars of Week 1 of World Cup 2019.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes emerged as the biggest star of the first week at the ICC World Cup 2019. He produced an all-round performance against South Africa in the tournament opener on May 30. He scored 89, took two wickets and pulled off one of the greatest catches of all time

England all-rounder Ben Stokes emerged as the biggest star of the first week at the ICC World Cup 2019. He produced an all-round performance against South Africa in the tournament opener on May 30. He scored 89, took two wickets and pulled off one of the greatest catches of all time

West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas, playing in his maiden World Cup match, produced figures of 4/27 as Pakistan were bundled out for 105

West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas, playing in his maiden World Cup match, produced figures of 4/27 as Pakistan were bundled out for 105

Chris Gayle smashed a 34-ball 50 as West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan

Chris Gayle smashed a 34-ball 50 as West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan

Shakib Al Hasan was instrumental in Bangladesh registering a shock 21-run win over South Africa. The left-hander scored 75 and took one wicket

Shakib Al Hasan was instrumental in Bangladesh registering a shock 21-run win over South Africa. The left-hander scored 75 and took one wicket

Mushfiqur Rahim was another batsman who played a big part in Bangladesh's win. He contributed 78 runs and had a century stand with Shakib

Mushfiqur Rahim was another batsman who played a big part in Bangladesh's win. He contributed 78 runs and had a century stand with Shakib

Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets to derail South Africa's 331-run chase

Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets to derail South Africa's 331-run chase

David Warner, who was banned for 12 months along with Steve Smith in ball-tampering scandal, overcame boos from the crowd to hit a match-winning 89 not out against Afghanistan

David Warner, who was banned for 12 months along with Steve Smith in ball-tampering scandal, overcame boos from the crowd to hit a match-winning 89 not out against Afghanistan

Pat Cummins took three wickets as Afghanistan were restricted to 207 all out

Pat Cummins took three wickets as Afghanistan were restricted to 207 all out

Australia captain Aaron Finch scored 66

Australia captain Aaron Finch scored 66

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill remained unbeaten on 73 as the Kiwis knocked off the target of 137 runs against Sri Lanka to win by 10 wickets

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill remained unbeaten on 73 as the Kiwis knocked off the target of 137 runs against Sri Lanka to win by 10 wickets

Lockie Ferguson took 3/22 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 136

Lockie Ferguson took 3/22 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 136

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis hit a half century but that was not enough to take his side home against Bangladesh

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis hit a half century but that was not enough to take his side home against Bangladesh

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