The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has concluded with thrilling matches, exceptional performances, and unforgettable moments. As we reflect on the tournament, ICC released its team of the tournament to acknowledge and celebrate the standout players who have left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Here is the Team of the Tournament selected by ICC, a selection that reflects excellence, skill, and sportsmanship:
2023 World Cup Team of the Tournament by ICC
1. Quinton de Kock (South Africa) (wk)
It was last ODI World Cup of South Africa’s opener and he definitely gave his all. De Kock was in breath-taking form during the group stage as he scored four centuries. The batsman scored 594 runs at a strike rate of 107.02 in 2023 World Cup finishing just after Virat and Rohit in the list of top scorers.
2. Rohit Sharma (India) (c)
The India skipper laid the foundation for India’s huge scorer in almost every match of the tournament. Rohit’s strike-rate of 125.94 was the highest of any top-four batter in the tournament. Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs in the tournament and finished as the second highest run scorer just after his teammate Virat Kohli.
3. Virat Kohli (India)
The most obvious name in the 2023 World Cup Team of the Tournament is of Virat Kohli. Considered as GOAT, Kohli brought his all-time great run of form in the most important tournament. With his enormous 765 runs, he set the record of scoring the most runs ever by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup.
4. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)
The most important player in New Zealand’s run to the semi-finals was Daryl Mitchell. Daryl played a big part in building platforms at times and upping the scoring rate at others. He scored 552 runs in nine innings at an average of 69 and strike-rate of 111.06.
5. KL Rahul (India)
Even after facing a lot of criticism, KL Rahul showed consistency for team India throughout the world Cup. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 452 runs in 10 innings which is quite commendable for a player who comes to bat at No.5.
6. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
The tournament was blessed to witness the greatest individual innings of all-time by Maxwell. The power hitter single handedly won the match for Australia against Afghanistan after scoring 201* from 128 balls. He was reason behind his team’s qualification to the knockouts.
7. Ravindra Jadeja (India)
The man who always delivery on big occasions. India’s spin-bowling all-rounder showed why he is considered as one of the best all rounders in the world of cricket. Although, Jadeja failed to impress with bat but he played a crucial role for his team by taking key wickets throughout the middle overs.
8. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Jasprit Bumrah was the leader of India’s bowling attack and as usual he delivered as expected. Bumrah’s excellent performance with the new-ball gave India an advantage and made the biggest impact for his team. It was quite difficult for him as he return to the India side after overcoming a back injury in time for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
9. Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka’s left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka was the finding of ICC World Cup 2023. Playing his first ever World Cup, the young pacer was a relentless threat with the new ball for every batsman out there. He picked 21 wickets and was in the list of tournament’s top five wicket-takers.
10. Adam Zampa (Australia)
It is crucial to pick at least one leg spinner in the team. Adam Zampa was Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He also equalled the record of Muttiah Muralidaran for most wickets by a spinner in a single Men’s Cricket World Cup. Zampa picked 23 wickets at an average of 22.39 in 2023 World Cup.
11. Mohammed Shami (India)
After sitting out for first four matches, Mohammed Shami emerged as the tournament’s top wicket-taker. Shami’s inclusion in the India’s playing XI came as a trump card for the team. Shami took 24 wickets at an average of just 10.70 and 5.26.
12th: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
Anrich Nortje missed the 2023 World Cup and in his absence South Africa needed a spark in their bowling attack. It was young Gerald Coetzee who filled the shoes of Nortje. He took 20 wickets across his eight matches.