1992 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Martin Crowe (New Zealand)
Martin Crowe was named the Player of the Tournament for the 1992 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. He was the captain of the New Zealand team and played a pivotal role in their journey to the semi-finals. Crowe was an exceptional batsman and scored a total of 456 runs during the tournament. His captaincy and batting prowess were crucial in New Zealand’s successful campaign.
1996 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
1999 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Lance Klusener (South Africa)
Lance Klusener, a talented all-rounder, was named the Player of the Tournament for the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Klusener’s performances with both the bat and ball were vital for South Africa. He scored 281 runs and took 17 wickets, often rescuing his team from challenging situations and playing crucial roles in close matches.
2003 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, was named the Player of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa. Tendulkar was in sublime form and emerged as the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 673 runs. Apart from that, the GOAT also took 2 wickets in the World Cup with his bowling skills. His consistent and prolific batting performances were instrumental in India’s journey to the final.
2007 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Glenn McGrath (Australia)
Glenn McGrath, a legendary fast bowler from Australia, was the Player of the Tournament in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. McGrath’s incredible consistency and wicket-taking ability were on full display as he took 26 wickets, making him the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. His performances were a key factor in Australia’s World Cup victory.
2011 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Yuvraj Singh (India)
Yuvraj Singh was named the Player of the Tournament for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Yuvraj was a versatile all-rounder for India, scoring 362 runs and taking 15 wickets. His ability to perform under pressure and his crucial contributions in both batting and bowling played a significant role in India’s World Cup victory.
2015 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Mitchell Starc, an Australian fast bowler, was the Player of the Tournament for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Starc was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 22 wickets. His pace and accuracy made him a formidable force, and he played a pivotal role in Australia’s World Cup triumph.
2019 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Kane Williamson, the captain of the New Zealand cricket team, was named the Player of the Tournament for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Williamson scored 578 runs, showing exceptional composure and consistency in high-pressure situations. His captaincy and batting were crucial in New Zealand reaching the World Cup final.
These players left a lasting impact on their respective World Cup tournaments and were instrumental in their teams’ success, showcasing exceptional skills and consistency throughout the competitions.
2023 World Cup – Player of the Tournament : Virat Kohli (India)
In the highly anticipated 2023 Cricket World Cup, one player’s stellar performance outshone the rest, earning him the prestigious title of Player of the Tournament. Virat Kohli, the formidable Indian batsman, left an indelible mark on the tournament with his exceptional skills and consistent contributions to Team India’s success.
Kohli’s batting prowess was on full display throughout the tournament, as he amassed runs with remarkable ease and finesse. He scored a total of 765 runs in the tournament which is the most ever scored by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup. Kohli was at his best as he finished the tournament with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31 in the tournament. In his campaign, Virat hit three centuries which came against Bangladesh, South Africa and New Zealand.
Read also : ICC ODI World Cup Winners list – 1975 to 2023