Monday, May 27

ICC World Cup 2023 Official Team Of The Tournament Unveiled

Edited by Dileep Kumar S

In a showcase of cricketing brilliance spanning seven weeks, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 witnessed some awe-inspiring individual performances. Today, the official ICC Team of the Tournament has been revealed, featuring mostly from the finalists – India and Australia – and players who left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. The ICC Team of the Tournament represents a compilation of outstanding individual performances, showcasing the diverse talent and skill that graced the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The list features six Indians (Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami), two Australians and South Africans each, and one each from New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

ICC Team Of The Tournament

  1. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) (wk):

South Africa’s dynamic opener, Quinton de Kock, delivered a breathtaking display during the group stage. His four centuries, including a colossal 174 against Bangladesh at the Wankhede Stadium, solidified his position in the Team of the Tournament. De Kock amassed 594 runs at a striking rate of 107.02, placing him among the top run-scorers.

  1. Rohit Sharma (India) (c):

India’s captain and opener, Rohit Sharma, led from the front with a stellar performance. Scoring 597 runs, Rohit’s innings set the tone for the hosts. Notably, his strike rate of 125.94 was the highest among top-four batters in the tournament, underlining the impactful nature of his contributions.

  1. Virat Kohli (India):

Virat Kohli’s exceptional run of form made him the highest run-scorer in a men’s Cricket World Cup. His 765 runs at an average of 96.62 surpassed records, including Sachin Tendulkar’s previous best. Kohli’s three centuries contributed to India’s success, and he now holds the record for the most career ODI tons.

  1. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand):

New Zealand’s middle-order stalwart, Daryl Mitchell, played a pivotal role in his team’s run to the semi-finals. With 552 runs at an average of 69, Mitchell showcased versatility, providing stability and accelerating the scoring when needed. His courageous 134 in the semi-final displayed determination even in defeat.

  1. KL Rahul (India):

KL Rahul, India’s consistent right-hander, displayed model consistency throughout the tournament. Accumulating 452 runs with a superb average of 75.33, Rahul’s impactful innings during the middle overs were crucial for India’s success.

  1. Glenn Maxwell (Australia):

Known as ‘The Big Show,’ Glenn Maxwell delivered two unforgettable moments with the bat. His century against the Netherlands set a record as the fastest in Men’s Cricket World Cup history. However, his 201* against Afghanistan, rescuing Australia from 91/7, is hailed as one of the greatest individual innings of all time.

  1. Ravindra Jadeja (India):

India’s spin-bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, played a crucial role, taking key wickets and maintaining an impressive economy rate of 4.25. With the bat, he contributed vital runs at number seven, showcasing his all-around prowess.

  1. Jasprit Bumrah (India):

Leading India’s bowling attack, Jasprit Bumrah’s relentless excellence, especially with the new ball, left a significant impact. His wicket-taking ability and exceptional economy rate of 4.06 made him a standout performer.

  1. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka):

Sri Lanka’s left-arm speedster, Dilshan Madushanka, emerged as a revelation with 21 wickets, placing him among the top five wicket-takers in the tournament. His relentless threat with the new ball, including a 5/80 haul against India, showcased his impact.

  1. Adam Zampa (Australia):

Australia’s leading spinner, Adam Zampa, equaled Muttiah Muralidaran’s record for the most wickets by a spinner in a single Men’s Cricket World Cup. His 23 wickets at an average of 22.39 played a crucial role in Australia’s campaign.

  1. Mohammed Shami (India):

The tournament’s top wicket-taker, Mohammed Shami, showcased extraordinary bowling for India. With 24 wickets at an average of 10.70, he played a pivotal role in India’s success and now stands among the top wicket-takers in Cricket World Cup history.

12th: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa):

In the absence of Anrich Nortje, South Africa found a spark in young Gerald Coetzee. With 20 wickets at an average of 19.80 and an economy of 6.23, the 23-year-old left an indelible mark on the tournament.