With the 2019 Cricket World Cup a little over a month away, cricket website ESPNcricinfo conducted a staff survey to find out its consensus all-time World Cup XI. Former Pakistan captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan and ‘Swing of King’ Wasim Akram have been named in ESPNcricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI. According to the cricket website, ten of the playing XI featured in half or more of the sides. Of these, Wasim was the only unanimous choice. The former left-arm pacer’s heroics in the 1992 World Cup, including his famous back-to-back dismissals of Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis probably earned him unanimous nods.However, the battle for final XI was not an easy one with Kumar Sangakkara beating the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya, Steve Waugh, Kapil Dev and AB de Villiers for the final spot. Only two of the players in the final XI featured in a World Cup before 1992. Imran who has been named as captain of the side, represented Pakistan in 28 matches, scoring 666 runs and taking 34 wickets. The man behind Pakistan’s 1992 triumph was known to be steady with the bat and deadly with the ball. Akram played 38 matches and picked 55 wickets at an average of 23.83. Known as the greatest left-arm bowler of his generation, Akram swung the 1992 World Cup final Pakistan’s team’s way with bat and ball. He also led his team to the final of the mega tournament in 1999. India, meanwhile, has a representative on the list in the form of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Five-time defending champions Australia understandably have the most members on the list. And each one of Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath fully merit their selection. The only two players who have been picked despite never being the world champions are Sri Lanka’s Sangakkara and South Africa’s Lance Klusenar. It is pertinent to mention here that while Sri Lanka did win the 1996 tournament, Sangakkara did not make his ODI debut until four years later. But another islander who did play the 1996 World Cup and does feature on the Cricinfo list is spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan. The only player from the non-coloured-kit era to make the list is West Indian Vivian Richards, who famously starred in two World Cup finals: running-out three English batsman in 1975 and smashing a century four years later.ESPNcricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI Adam Gilchrist (wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Viv Richards, Kumar Sangakkara, Imran Khan (captain), Lance Klusener, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Glenn McGrath.