The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the Team of the Tournament for the Cricket World Cup 2023, and it features six players from the Indian cricket team. Despite their unbeaten run throughout the competition, India suffered defeat in the final against Australia. The Indian players who made it to the team include Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami. Alongside them, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, spinner Adam Zampa, and Sri Lanka fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka were also named in the team. Gerald Coetzee from South Africa was chosen as the 12th man.
Here is a breakdown of the ICC’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament:
– Quinton de Kock (South Africa) as the wicketkeeper, who scored 594 runs at an average of 59.40.
– Rohit Sharma (India) as the captain, who scored 597 runs at an average of 54.27.
– Virat Kohli (India), who scored 765 runs at an impressive average of 95.62.
– Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), who scored 552 runs at an average of 69.
– KL Rahul (India), who scored 452 runs at an average of 75.33.
– Glenn Maxwell (Australia), who scored 400 runs at an average of 66.66 and took six wickets at an average of 55.
– Ravindra Jadeja (India), who scored 120 runs at an average of 40 and took 16 wickets at an average of 24.87.
– Jasprit Bumrah (India), who took 20 wickets at an average of 18.65.
– Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka), who took 21 wickets at an average of 25.
– Adam Zampa (Australia), who took 23 wickets at an average of 22.39.
– Mohammed Shami (India), who took 24 wickets at an exceptional average of 10.70.
– Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) as the 12th player, who took 20 wickets at an average of 19.80.
In the final match, Australia clinched their sixth World Cup title with a commanding six-wicket victory over India. Travis Head played a remarkable innings of 137 runs, guiding Australia to the target of 241 with seven overs to spare. Captain Pat Cummins described the victory as “the pinnacle of cricket.” Australia faced a shaky start, losing three early wickets, but Head’s century and his partnership of 192 runs with Marnus Labuschagne secured the win. Head’s knock included 15 fours and four sixes in his 120-ball innings. Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs, leading to jubilant celebrations in the Australian camp.
This article includes information from AFP.