Here we look at overall all-round performances (note the criteria):
Numbers 1, 2 and 5 are not surprising, while other obvious choices such as Botham and Hadlee did not do that well in the World Cup. CZ Harris represents the value of the bits-and-pieces all-rounder, while TM Odoyo contributed a lot to Kenya’s limited successes.
Finally we come to
Match performances (40 runs and 4 wickets):
Which would be the best performance here? Nominally it would be the century + 4wis of Kloppenburg and Dilshan, but they were against weak teams. The same might be said of Yuvraj’s 50 + 5wi (the only such instance in the World Cup).
If you consider performance against moderately strong teams, then we would consider those of Fletcher, Kapil and Russell.